Why so hard, Microsoft? Installing Edge using Chrome or Firefox is an adventure

Why so hard, Microsoft? Installing Edge using Chrome or Firefox is an adventure

Microsoft made an unexpected move – it began to block the download of branded Edge in other browsers on Windows 10.

Microsoft now requires the user to open the “old” Edge (the so-called Edge Legacy) to boot if the user hasn’t already installed the new Edge based on the Chromium engine.

For comparison, to install Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, or Opera, or Vivaldi, you need to open the home page of the desired browser in any other browser, start the download and install the new browser on your computer.

However, this method will no longer work with Microsoft Edge. If you try, for example, to open the official Edge page in Chrome or Firefox, instead of a download button, the page will offer a “Try now” button under the message Introducing new Microsoft Edge, which prompts you to launch Edge Legacy. Workarounds that are obvious to the common user for loading the new Microsoft Edge from “foreign” browsers do not work.

With the upcoming Windows 10 20H2 October Update or October 2020 Update, the new Edge browser is already included by default. The issue is observed in the May update – Windows 10 2004.

Why so hard, Microsoft? Installing Edge using Chrome or Firefox is an adventure

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