Microsoft-Edge: Windows 7 Support, Update Error 0x80040154

Edge[German]Microsoft has now given a date for the Edge Browser to be supported on Windows 7 SP1. In addition, testers get the update error 0x80040154 in the canary builds.


Windows 7: Edge support until July 15, 2021

Last Friday (April 10, 2020), Microsoft published information on this website about the end of support for Microsoft Edge for various operating systems. Tero Alhonen has addressed this in the following Tweet.

Microsoft plans to support the Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 by July 15, 2021. But this is not really a surprise, since Google has announced this date for support for its Chrome browser for quite some time (see Chrome support for Windows 7 until at least mid 2021). (via)

The page also lists the support duration for other operating systems. For Windows 10 versions that have also been supported, Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to a newer Windows 10 build. For macOS, there is only support for Sierra 10.12 and up. For Android, support is available for Android 4.4 and above, and for iOS from version 11 and above.

Update-Error 0x80040154

The colleagues from point out here

that users of Microsoft Edge Canary Build 84.0.481.0 get the error code 0x80040154 when calling the update function. The error code 0x80040154 stands for:



This is an error indicating an internal programming error, because a required class is not found when calling the update function. Therefore the colleagues in the linked article conclude that one has to wait for a solution from Microsoft.

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