Microsoft has ended support for the Windows 7 operating system at the beginning of the year, and ordinary users currently using the operating system will not receive any security updates.
Of course, companies that are willing to spend money to purchase extended support from Microsoft can still continue to receive updates. These updates are all security updates without new features. It is interesting that yesterday night Microsoft suddenly released a new optional update to Windows 7 operating system.
Microsoft released this optional update as KB4567409. From the Microsoft support document, we finally understand why the company suddenly released a new update.
This optional update does not upgrade system components or fix security vulnerabilities. “Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. This new version provides best in class compatibility with extensions and websites. Additionally, this new version provides great support for the latest rendering capabilities, modern web applications, and powerful developer tools across all supported OS platforms.”
Fortunately, this update is only an optional update and will not be automatically installed unless the user sets the system update to automatically install both optional and security updates.
This update includes the following quality improvements:
- The new Microsoft Edge will be pinned to the taskbar and add a shortcut to the desktop. If your current version of Microsoft Edge already has a shortcut, it will be replaced.
- The new Microsoft Edge will not replace Internet Explorer.
- This update will not change your default browser