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How to Install Microsoft Edge on Your Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft developed Edge (codename "Spartan") web browser as a replacement of Internet Explorer 11 and included it in Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Xbox One, and Windows Holographic consoles as default web browser. Microsoft has created this lightweight browsing tool with a layout engine built around web standards and included many features like integration with Cortana, annotation tools, and a reading mode. Since its release, it has been gone through many alterations and Microsoft has released many updates.

Edge use an extension system and does not support legacy technologies like ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects. The browser supports asm.js, includes an integrated Adobe Flash Player, and a PDF reader. Edge is the browser that integrates with Microsoft's online platforms: it integrates with the Cortana digital assistant to provide voice control (available in some countries), and search functionality. It allows users to make annotations to web pages that users can store to OneDrive. "Reading List" function is also included in it to provide a "Reading Mode" to strip unnecessary formatting from pages for enhancing their legibility.

Edge is a faster and safer browser for Windows 10 that efficiently use the power for longer battery life you are just either streaming or watching online HD videos. It keeps you one-step ahead so go beyond browsing. Every click, search, and swipe should move you forward. Discover anything without leaving the page you are on right now by asking your built-in personal assistant Cortana. It is the only browser, which has an in-built distraction-free reading view option. It makes your browsing experience easy and allows quickly viewing multiple open pages by just hovering over open tabs. For one-click access to the sites you visit most, you can pin tabs to the browser bar.

It is designed to help you focusing on what matters most to you. Means, it is easy to use and put your content front and center. Find everything faster while searching anything. You can get answers right in your address bar just by typing the search term instant results for weather reports, conversions, measurements, sports scores and more. It is easy to manage your favorites in one place using the Hub for quick and easy access to all of your favorite sites, what’s in your history, reading list, recent downloads and more.

The main features of project Spartan as a web browser so far include:

  1. It is a universal app, which can be updated through the Store (instead of an OS update)
  2. Integration with Cortana for search
  3. To get today's modern Web content and to avoid old IE-only content", new Edge rendering engine to parse HTML markup that has an "interoperable UA string
  4. Note-taking mode: Ability of marking up web pages using traditional Word text entry or a stylus
  5. Enhanced reading mode and an annotation tool called inking to allow users to draw and write on Web pages.
  6. Security features like Microsoft Passport and asymmetric cryptography to prevent phishing and other social engineering attacks.
  7. Private browsing and support for Firefox and Chrome add-ons.
  8. Faster overall page rendering and integration with social media.
  9. Uncluttered and clean interface.
  10. To run efficiently on low-power devices, reduced resource consumption.
Item Minimum requirements
Computer/processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
Operating system Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)
Memory Windows 10 (32-bit)-1 GB
Windows 10 (64-bit)-2 GB
Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit)-1 GB
Windows 8.1 Update (64-bit)-2 GB
Windows 7 with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)-512 MB
Windows Server 2012 R2-512 MB
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)-512 MB
Hard drive space Windows 10 (32-bit)-16 GB
Windows 10 (64-bit)-20 GB
Windows 8.1 Update (32-bit)-16 GB
Windows 8.1 Update (64-bit)-20 GB
Windows 7 with SP1 (32-bit)-70 MB
Windows 7 with SP1 (64-bit)-120 MB
Windows Server 2012 R2-32 GB
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (64-bit only)-200 MB
Drive CD-ROM drive (if installing from a CD-ROM)
Display Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor with 256 colors
Peripherals internet connection and a compatible pointing device

How to download Microsoft Edge:

Windows 10/7/8.1 users may have got an option to use Microsoft Edge as their default web browser. If you have deselected that option, try to look for the Edge App icon via the start menu and Cortana.

If you don’t find it there, visit the website https://www.microsoft.com and find the app.

If you are not able of finding it there or need any kind of technical support, seek the help of Microsoft How to experts.

If you are not able of finding it there or need any kind of technical support, seek the help of Microsoft How to experts.



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