New Microsoft Edge Browser WU - no choice?

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  1. TV2
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       #61

    What I meant was that Microsoft says that New Edge is a standalone app, but if it is forced installed then it is really not a choice and therefore not really a standalone app for that reason.

    A standalone app is not bundled with the OS, and is normally installed by the end user by choice.

    Functionally it is a standalone app.
    That you must install - no choice.
    Then it stands alone.
    Microsoft logic.
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  2. Posts : 7,455
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #62

    New Edge is a standalone app in terms of functions but is a bundled app in terms of installation.
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  3. Posts : 24,531
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       #63

    TV2 said:
    A standalone app is not bundled with the OS....
    Chromium Edge is bundled with the OS, or at least it will be from version 2009 on when it replaces the old Edge. An argument could be made that as the old Edge was bundled with W10 then MS are entitled to update it as they would any other part of the supplied OS.

    Anyway, however you view it, looks like MS are stepping up the roll out through Windows Update, starting with machines running Win10 Home.


    Bree said:
    Bree said:
    ....There appears to be no predictable pattern to if/when a machine will get Chromium Edge through Windows Update....
    I have reviewed all my machines now (including all my VMs) and a pattern of sorts is emerging (for the 'if' question, at least. 'When' seems to be completely random) ... About half my 2004 Home machines have now been automatically updated to Chromium Edge, none of my Pro machines see it in WU.
    And it's not just for 2004, I have one 1909 Home VM that had the update about three weeks ago.
    KB4568831 Cumulative Update Windows 10 v2004 build 19041.423 - July 31 - post #156
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  4. Posts : 823
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       #64

    Bree said:
    Anyway, however you view it, looks like MS are stepping up the roll out through Windows Update, starting with machines running Win10 Home.
    Just got this on my Home Machine where I was disappointed to see it had rebooted, and when I logged on for the first time, had forced itself, full screen, with that type of 'Lets Get Started..' dialog that I could not escape from.

    My attempts to close the Edge task from the task bar were ignored.

    Eventually I had to kill the Edge process via Task Manager.


    Curious about what it had done, when I open Edge again I was astonished to see it had taken my favorites toolbar from Firefox, after which I promptly deleted the profile it had voluntarily created for me.

    It seems a bit heavy handed even for Microsoft if you ask me. No surprise though that they're bullying Home users with it right now, just like hiding the creation of a local account in the OBE.

    I didn't use Edge before, and certainly far less likely now.
    Last edited by Farvatten; 29 Aug 2020 at 02:13.
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  5. Posts : 7,455
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       #65

    The Edge update can be hidden via Windows Update MiniTool.

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  6. TV2
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       #66

    When you get to the Desktop and you see that "Let's Get Started" window, just click on Next and then you can X out of the whole thing in the next window. Clicking Next doesn't actually start anything, just brings you to the start of the setup process.

    Then Unpin the Edge icon from the taskbar, Delete the Desktop Shortcut, and you can happily ignore Edge for the rest of your days if you want.
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  7. Posts : 7,455
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #67

    Today I got a notification, and WUMT found a new version of Edge update released yesterday.

    New Microsoft Edge Browser WU - no choice?-edge-update.jpg

    I will hide it as usual.
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  8. TV2
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    W10 Pro 20H2
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       #68

    Those are usually product updates, either for security fixes or enhancements, just like any other browser's updates.
    They keep the program up to date so that if I ever decide to stop ignoring it everything will be good to go!
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