In January, Microsoft officially released the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. Users can now manually download and install the browser, but the release with windows 10 feature updates Microsoft clearly wants to invite more people to use it through Windows Update.
Recently, Microsoft has released three cumulative updates, KB4541301, KB4541302, and KB4559309, notifying users and administrators that they will replace the classic Edge browser after installing the update, and will enable the new Chromium-based Edge browser by default.
This batch of cumulative updates is currently available in Windows 10 Version 1803 and later. There is a slight difference between windows Update and manual installation. Although both ways will replace the classic Edge browser, a manual installation may remove access to the classic Edge.
KB4541301 — For Windows 10 version 1803 and 1809
KB4541302 – For Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909
KB4559309 — For all Windows 10 versions from Version 1803 to 2004
Kb4541301 and KB4541302 two cumulative updates are required for updates. Where KB4541301 (for Version 1803 and 1809), Microsoft recommends installing KB4525237 and KB4523205 released on November 12, 2019. For KB4541302, Microsoft recommends installing KB4517389, which is released on October 8, 2019.
These updates are introduced only through Windows Update to the new Edge browser and do not appear on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. It is unclear whether Microsoft will release the updated manual download addresses later.