Microsoft is urging Windows 10 users to use the new Edge Browser as company released the KB4576754 update for Windows 10. KB4576754 is automatically installed via Windows Update without any action on the part of the Windows user and forces the installation of the new Edge (with Chromium Engine) instead of the old Edge (with Microsoft’s own engine). KB4576754 also uninstalled the old Edge at the same time. Since KB4576754 is a mandatory update for Windows 10, it effectively relieves Windows users of the decision whether they want to install the new Edge or not.
KB4576754 is available for Windows 10 in versions 1809, 1903, 1909 and 2004. For Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft has again published KB4576753 to carry out the forced update for the new Edge and to uninstall the old Edge.
The two updates should adopt various settings from the old Edge, such as the configuration of the start-up menu or the taskbar settings in the new Edge. If the old Edge was permanently connected to the taskbar, this setting will be adopted for the new Edge. For the new Edge, the update also creates a shortcut on the Windows desktop. Any existing shortcut for the old Edge will be replaced by a shortcut for the new Edge.
Credentials such as login names and passwords that are stored in the old Edge are transferred to the new Edge. The favorites are also moving from the old to the new Edge. After installation, the new Edge does not offer an option to uninstall and return to the old Edge.
If you do not want to install the new Edge after all, you can pause the installation of updates in Windows 10 in the settings. You can, however, uninstall the new Edge manually. To do this, open a CMD window / command prompt and enter these two commands:
cd C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Edge Application [latest_version] Installer setup.exe –uninstall –system-level –verbose-logging –force-uninstall
On devices supported by Windows Update for Business (WUfB), Microsoft will not perform this forced update.