It’s finally happening: Microsoft has begun automatically deploying the new Edge web browser to Windows 10 users via Windows Update.
“Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge,” a Microsoft support article tied to KB 4541302 notes. “This new version provides 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.”
Microsoft released the first stable version of the new Microsoft Edge back in January, but that release was for manual downloads only and was missing several key features, most notably extension sync. But now that the new Edge has that feature, and now that Windows 10 version 2004 is starting to (slowly) rollout, Microsoft has finally put the new Edge into the Windows Update queue as well.
When you upgrade to the new Edge, it will replace legacy Edge while migrating forward your browser data and launching into a new First Run Experience after a reboot. You will not be able to uninstall this update, however.