You can install Microsoft Edge on Windows 7, specifically the Chromium version, in a very simple way. The new browser has previous versions compatible with several operating systems and testing it on an older version of the system does not require any workarounds. See how to install Edge on Windows 7.
How to install Microsoft Edge on Windows 7
Microsoft Edge Chromium is a browser that supports a large number of operating systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and later and macOS. Each version has its installer package.
Edge Chromium is built on the basis of Chromium, the same open source project behind Google Chrome, and is being developed to replace the native version of Windows 10.
Microsoft offers four versions of the browser, which are as follows:
- Final: it’s the official version of Edge Chromium. Updated periodically;
- Beta: stable version and the closest to the future final version. Updated every 6 weeks;
- Dev: intermediate version, more stable than Canary, but less than Beta. Updated weekly;
- Canary: experimental and unstable version, but the one that brings the news first. Updated daily.
Once you’ve decided which version of Edge Chromium to install on Windows 7, the procedure is quite simple:
- Go to microsoftedge.com (Final version) or microsoftedgeinsider.com (Beta, Dev or Canary versions);
- Click the arrow next to the “Download” button.
On the beta version page, click on “More platforms and channels” and then on the arrow next to the button for the version you want to download;
- Click “Windows 7” and then “Accept and download” in the pop-up window;
- After downloading, run the Edge Chromium installer and complete the installation.
The procedure for installing Edge Chromium is the same for any supported operating system, as long as the user downloads the equivalent installer package.
For now there is no version compatible with Linux distribution , but according to Microsoft, it may show up soon.