After the launch of Windows 10, most of the windows users are excited about using Microsoft Edge browser on their systems. That too, mostly the Windows 8 and Windows 7 users are trying this tweak. How to Download and Install Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 7 and Windows 8? This has been the most frequent asked question and yet there is no perfect answer available.
In short, is that possible to install Microsoft Edge on Win 8 & 7? The reply will be NO. If you wish to give a shot to Edge Browser then the only option is to install or upgrade to Windows 10 version. This may drag a lot for new users so they may try some alternative ways. For those users who are trying to install Microsoft Edge on Windows 8 & 7 version can go through this posts for more.
Yeah, you heard it right! You can install Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 and 8 by using virtual machines. But before getting started, let me brief it why its hard to download Microsoft Edge browser officially on Windows 7?
Microsoft Edge has been built on new application platform which has been introduced with Windows 10. The Microsoft Edge browser will work perfectly on your Windows phone or on any previous version of Windows 10. This new app platform works on Windows Phones and it won’t be able to run on the desktop interface.
Don’t worry about it! There is some way to overcome this situation and install Edge browser on Windows 8 or Windows 7 without upgrading to Windows 10 officially.
So how to install Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 8 or Windows 7? Is possible?
Yeah, it is! You can install it by using Virtual Machine on the previous version of Windows 10.
How to Download and Install Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 8 and Windows 7
You might know about Virtual Machine Image available for Windows 10. The VM image comes with a pre-configured version of Windows 10 Enterprise which has around 90 days trial period. This trail version can be extended to 180 days which is around 6 months. So by using this VM we can install Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 or Windows 8. Hope you got my point!
- Navigate to the Microsoft Developer Site and choose your OS. You can download Virtual Machine for all major platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux. As we are dealing with Windows 7 and 8, choose Windows platform.
- Then Click the Virtual Machine and choose “Microsoft Edge on Win 10” and choose Platform as “VirtualBox”. There will be around Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and VMWare. Choose anyone which prefers your platform.
- After installing the Virtual Machine on your system, visit the Windows App store and download Microsoft Edge Browser.
- Download the Edge browser and install it on your system by using Virtual Machine. That’s it, you’re done!
If you think these tweaks are dragging, then just download and install IE11 Offline installer and install directly on your Windows 8 or 7 without Virtual Machine image.
Hope this post ends up with an informative stuff and everyone have installed Microsoft Edge on Windows 8 and Windows 7 system without facing any issues. If you are facing any issues then drop them below in comments below.