Windows 7 suddenly updated

Windows 7 внезапно обновилась

Microsoft has released an update for legacy Windows 7 system. A description of the system update published on the website of the company.

Update came all of a sudden, despite the fact that the operating system was considered outdated. According to the documentation, it includes the only change is that the current version of the Microsoft Edge becomes the main default browser. “The new version delivers best-in-class interoperability extensions and web sites,” reads the update description.

System update does not require user intervention to install in case the latter is not turned off automatic receiving of updates. With him on the Windows 7 taskbar, appears a shortcut to the Microsoft Edge. The new browser replaces the outdated Internet Explorer.

Despite being unsupported by Microsoft system, Windows 7 remains the second most popular OS for computers. According to analyst firm NetMarketShare, released in 2009, the operating system has a share of 24.28 per cent.

Windows 7 support was officially discontinued on January 14. From this day Microsoft stopped releasing updates and advise users of the operating system.