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Microsoft to support new Edge browser until July 15, 2021 on Windows 7

Microsoft released the first stable version of the company's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser one day after it ended support for its Windows 7 operating system.

Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020 for Home customers. Business and Enterprise customers have options to extend support by up to three years if they pay Microsoft for Extended Security Updates.

The release of the new Microsoft Edge web browser for Windows 7 raised some questions. One of the main questions concerned support for the browser under Windows 7. For how long would Microsoft support the Chromium-based Edge browser on Windows 7?

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Microsoft has now provided an answer to that question. According to the company, the new Microsoft Edge web browser will be supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 until July 15, 2021.

We will continue to support Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 until July 15, 2021. These operating systems are out of support and Microsoft recommends you move to a supported operating system such as Windows 10.

While Microsoft Edge helps keep you more secure on the web, your PC may still be vulnerable to security risks. In order for IE mode to be supported on these operating systems the devices will need to have the Extended Security Updates for Windows 7. Without the Windows 7 Extended Security updates Internet Explorer functionality will be vulnerable to security risks. Additionally, IE mode functionality may cease to work without the continued servicing through the extended security updates.

The browser's IE Mode (Internet Explorer mode) is only available on systems that have joined the Extended Security Updates program because of security risks involved.

One question that has not been answered in the context is whether the new Microsoft Edge browser will remain supported for customers with Extended Security Updates functionality beyond July 15, 2021. These may get support until early 2023 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and ending Edge support early may not sit well with some of these customers.

Now You: Have you tried the new Microsoft Edge? What is your opinion? (via Ask Woody)

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  1. no said on April 12, 2020 at 11:56 am
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    Can’t gather telemetry if people can’t use your malware.

    1. Jake said on April 13, 2020 at 11:39 pm
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      New Edge is just Chrome. And Chrome still works on Windows 7. So it would literally take Microsoft more effort to prevent new Edge from working on Windows 7 than to just allow it. Only Microsoft is gung-ho about dropping support for their previous platform the second the next one comes out. (look what happened to Windows 8/8.1)

  2. JohnIL said on April 12, 2020 at 1:08 pm
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    Microsoft will support Edge chromium on Windows 7 as long as its needed. They won’t abandon enterprise who continues to stick with Windows 7. As for the rest of us, Edge is a alternative like all the other Chrome clone’s. Time will tell how many will switch to it instead of Chrome or another browser. Firefox stands to take the worst hits from this and continues its slow slide into the browser basement.

    1. Hawker said on April 12, 2020 at 2:57 pm
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      No, chrome “clones” aren’t all the same as you make out them to be. Neither are many of them clones. Simply parroting the nonsense talked about anything chromium based doesn’t make it true.

    2. Yuliya said on April 12, 2020 at 9:10 pm
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      As long as firefox’s market share declines, I don’t care which browser takes its place. It’s a win for online privacy. There is not one single worse offender than mozilla right now.
      According to netmarketshare, Edge already overtook firefox in March, becoming the second most-used browser on desktop, after Chrome.

      1. Iron Heart said on April 13, 2020 at 4:44 am
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        @Yuliya

        Pretty much. Also, Mozilla has the capability to insert unknown code remotely into Firefox via Firefox Experiments, and to change its preferences remotely using Normandy Pref Rollout, in both cases circumventing the standard update functionality. Those capabilities are user-hostile and unique in the browser sphere (not even Chrome does this shit).

        If you are still using or recommending Firefox knowing this, you can’t be quite right in the head. Seriously.

      2. bwat47 said on April 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm
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        “There is not one single worse offender than mozilla right now”

        Lol, OK buddy. Google is clearly worse for privacy than Mozilla.

      3. Yuliya said on April 13, 2020 at 7:08 pm
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        >Google is clearly worse for privacy than Mozilla
        No, it’s not. Google is upfront about gathering as much information about yourself then selling it to 3rd party advertisers, or using it themselves for advertisment purposes (plus whatever they are handing over to NSA and so on).
        Mozilla does just the same thing, only they are lying to their users. And some people actually believe mozilla’s lies – I was one of them in the past. They steal just as much data as Google collects, and then some, with fx v75 going all in to the point of hijacking other installed browsers.
        Don’t even attempt to defend this nonsense.

      4. toad said on April 14, 2020 at 4:20 pm
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        @Yuliya

        >Mozilla does just the same thing, only they are lying to their users. ……I was one of them in the past.

        So if this is true, then why don’t you sue them?

  3. Allwyn said on April 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm
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    So they can collect as much data from telemetry as they can. Logical.

  4. Anonymous said on April 12, 2020 at 3:27 pm
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    One of the bigger reasons for MS browser share decline is inability to install their latest versions on older OS. And they just said that they will continue with that incredibly stupid policy.

    On the other hand, who cares about MS browsers any more…

  5. Anonymous said on April 12, 2020 at 5:04 pm
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    Shouldn’t it be supported until ESU is no more? Anyway ill keep using Windows 7 no matter what. Windows 10 is still nonsense.

  6. ilev said on April 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm
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    Who cares with ChrEdge almost non-existent user base.

    1. Iron Heart said on April 12, 2020 at 8:20 pm
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      @ilev

      This “non-existent user base” is still larger than that of Firefox, it seems:

      https://www.pcgamer.com/the-edge-browser-is-now-more-popular-than-firefox/

      Just saying.

    2. toad said on April 14, 2020 at 4:22 pm
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      @ilev

      That’s crazy talk.

      Are you crazy?

  7. nodoubt said on April 12, 2020 at 7:01 pm
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    Microsoft = Mafia. No doubt about it.

  8. Anonymous said on April 12, 2020 at 9:21 pm
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    I’ve already moved on, Pale Moon for most and ungoogled chromium for the newer sites.

  9. Coriy said on April 13, 2020 at 3:17 am
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    I tried it, briefly, on my Windows 7 box. It was gone in about 15 minutes. Oh, it worked well enough, but I like the direction of Vivaldi far more. Also, its on-line installer installed a 32 bit version which is just dumb in 2020. Anyone with more than 3 GB of RAM is going to find it inadequate.

    1. toad said on April 14, 2020 at 4:47 pm
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      There is no “32 bit version” as you say, as Edge doesn’t simply work that way.

      Also, Vivaldi still supports a 32 bit version, so I take it you must think they are “just dumb” too?.

      Edge works on both 32 and 64 bit systems, but unlike Vivaldi it uses one installer for each OS.

  10. Anonymous said on April 13, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    Who cares anyway,there are so many other chromium browsers to choose from.
    I bet M$ would love to go back to being the internet bully like they did with IE.

  11. intelligencia said on April 13, 2020 at 9:39 pm
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    WHAT Microsoft Edge???

    I Disabled the browser early last year in 2019.
    (Initially, I was concerned that the Windows operating system in my computer would be adversely impacted by this action)
    Welp! My concern was unwarranted as I disabled both IE and Edge with no performance issues whatsoever!

    i

  12. buffet of chicken feet said on April 16, 2020 at 1:21 am
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    > I bet M$ would love to go back to being the internet bully like they did with IE.

    Yup, I don’t believe they were spanked hard enough by DOJ.

    For all of the money going to MS:Research, you would think they could come up with something by themselves. Nope. Let’s just take from Google. EEE.

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