Update Tuesday Update April 13th, 2021 will remove Legacy Microsoft Edge (EOL) - Windows 10 Only

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Now that we’ve shipped the new Microsoft Edge, and upgraded most of our Windows 10 customers to the new browser, we’re ending support for the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop app on March 9, 2021.
  • After March 9, 2021, the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop app will not receive new security updates.
The new Microsoft Edge is our best expression of a modern browser—we’re excited for customers to experience it. Apps and sites created for Microsoft Edge Legacy will continue to work in the new Microsoft Edge, but if a compatibility issue does arise, we have our App Assure promise to provide support. For more information, see the section below.

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Source: Microsoft 365 apps say farewell to Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 10 sunsets Microsoft Edge Legacy

Via Microsoft outlines its IE, legacy Edge phase-out timetable | ZDNet
 

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Microsoft has not revealed plans to uninstall legacy Edge from Windows 10 systems. A likely scenario is that future Windows 10 images won't include the legacy version of Microsoft Edge anymore, and that the legacy version will be removed eventually.

It is not recommended to run the legacy browser after support end as new security vulnerabilities won't be patched anymore after the March 2021 Patch Day.
 

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With Insiders build 19042.782, I could not bid a proper farewell as it was simply removed (as foretold). It's strictly chromium Edge now.

Strangely, I never had anything against the Legacy Edge--except that it supported very few extensions and only those from the Store. But I see the points of many who ain't sorry that it is--or will be-- gone.

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Windows 10 April updates remove Microsoft Edge Legacy permanently:
Microsoft has announced today that Microsoft Edge Legacy will be permanently removed and replaced with the new Microsoft Edge after installing April’s Windows 10 Patch Tuesday security update.

"To replace this out of support application, we are announcing that the new Microsoft Edge will be available as part of the Windows 10 cumulative monthly security update—otherwise referred to as the Update Tuesday (or “B”) release—on April 13, 2021," the Microsoft Edge Team said.

"When you apply this update to your devices, the out of support Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will be removed and the new Microsoft Edge will be installed.

"This replacement will also occur if you apply the optional Windows 10 March Preview (or “C”) release."
Microsoft's announcement:
 
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In August 2020, we announced that support for the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application ends on March 9, 2021. After this date, Microsoft Edge Legacy will no longer receive security updates.

To replace this out of support application, we are announcing that the new Microsoft Edge will be available as part of the Windows 10 cumulative monthly security update—otherwise referred to as the Update Tuesday (or “B”) release—on April 13, 2021.

When you apply this update to your devices, the out of support Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will be removed and the new Microsoft Edge will be installed.
Source: New Microsoft Edge to replace Microsoft Edge Legacy with April’s Windows 10 Update Tuesday release
 

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I would hope they fix the slow boot issue, reference KB4559309, that their new Edge browser caused in Windows 10 almost a year ago before they start forcing it on everybody. Seven or 8 months ago MS admitted there was a problem affecting a huge number of users, and they were 'looking into it.'
 
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