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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 ChrEdge, New Microsoft Edge, Auto Update

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      • #2278847 Reply
        J9438
        AskWoody Lounger

        Is the new Microsoft Edge that just downloaded to my Win 10 1903 with the monthly update the same as ChrEdge? On my Win 10 it just opened automatically, but on my Win 8.1 it would not open unless I accepted the terms which included AUTOMATIC UPDATES (after all Woody has complained about!!) How can I use it on 8.1 without also getting the autoupdate? Thanks.

      • #2278850 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        If you install CrEdge through Windows Update, you won’t be able to uninstall it with normal methods. You will have to use PwoerShell.

        If you want CrEdge, download it from Microsoft and install it as a separate program. Theoretically, you will then be able to uninstall if if you no longer want it.

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      • #2278878 Reply
        J9438
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thanks PK. Windows Update auto installed to both Win 10 and Win 8.1, but on Win 10 it opened and worked without me doing anything. On 8.1 it is there (installed) but when I click on it, I have to accept the autoupdate requirement or it will not run. I do not want to uninstall it – just be able to use it without having it auto update (per Woody’s recommendation). Anyway it probably does not matter as I quit using Explorer on 8.1 a long time ago and switched to Chrome with less complicated updates and easy to turn on/off updates.

        • #2278970 Reply
          anonymous
          Guest

          I do not want to uninstall it – just be able to use it without having it auto update (per Woody’s recommendation).

          I don’t think that Woody has ever said that automatic updates for a browser are a bad idea.

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        • #2278972 Reply
          Alex5723
          AskWoody Plus

          Browser automatic update is a must just as auto update for a/v.

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      • #2278936 Reply
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Microsoft has not stated how the update will work for versions installed by WU. If you install Edge then it runs a separate update run periodically. The released version is updated approximately every six weeks with the possibility of security updates in between. The interim updates do not happen very often. This is pretty much the same schedule as Chrome.

        --Joe

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      • #2278951 Reply
        Win7and10
        AskWoody Lounger

        So, my question is with Windows 10 Home 1909, does Chredge come with a Windows update?

        Is it optional?

        Not clear on the above.

        Can I deter it with Wushohide?

        Win 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1 (DELL INSPIRION i5) Still Alive!
        Win 10 Home 1909 (HP ENVY i7)

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      • #2278962 Reply
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        It will be the default browser installed with Windows in future feature updates.

        I think updating it now depends on how it was originally installed. If it was installed using WU you can probably use wushohide to defer.

        Chromium Edge is not optional. It is being distributed automatically to replace the original Edge. Is what optional?

        --Joe

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      • #2278977 Reply
        dwelge
        AskWoody Plus

        What update in WSUS updates to ChrEdge? I ran a couple of test and Edge never update on those computers. Did I miss a step?

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      • #2279102 Reply
        J9438
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thanks Alex5723 and anonymous. I never realized browser updating and Win 10, 8.1, … was a separate process. Sorry, Woody, I thought you recommended pausing Browser update (as I thought part of monthly update). I always thought Explorer, Edge was updated with the monthly KBxxx’s. Never too old to learn something new!!

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