Microsoft rolls out New Edge Browser for Windows 8.1 & 7

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Jun, 2020. 03:34 pm
Microsoft Edge

Tech giant Microsoft recently announced that it has launched a new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to older Windows, including Windows 8.1 and 7.

Earlier, Microsoft had announced that it will end support completely for Windows 7, even if it has major bugs.

The company said: “Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. This new version provides the best in class compatibility with extensions and websites. Additionally, this new version provides great support for the latest rendering capabilities, modern web applications, and powerful developer tools across all supported OS platforms.”

However, this update will not replace the Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and 8.1; rather, it will replace the legacy Edge browser.

Devices running on Windows 7 or later versions and Windows 8.1 or later versions, including the Home, Professional, Ultimate, Starter, and Core editions are eligible to get the new browser.

However, devices that run editions on Active Directory or Azure Active Directory domain are excluded from the list.

The new browser will be a part of an automatic update dubbed KB4567409. To install the rollout, Windows 7 devices must have the SHA-2 update (KB4474419) and servicing stack update (SSU) (KB4490628) or later installed as prerequisites.

For devices running Windows 8.1, there are no prerequisites to install the update.

According to the company, the browser works on Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7), Android, iOS, and macOS.

Earlier, Microsoft Windows 10 came with amazing updates but, unfortunately resulted in impossible printing bugs.

Microsoft released the buggy updates — KB4560960 and KB4557957 — on June 9 and users started experiencing issues as soon as they installed them. Some users even reported being unable to print files as PDFs.

Microsoft had published a notice acknowledging that update KB4557957 may render certain printers unable to print.

The tech giant warns users that the “printer may close unexpectedly when attempting to print and no output will come from it.”

Also, it says the app users are attempting to print from may close unexpectedly. Finally, it admits that the issue might also affect software-based printers, for example printing to PDF.

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