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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

How to Update Microsoft Edge


Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser logo.

How to Upgrade to the New Edge Browser

If you haven’t updated your Windows 10 PC to the new Microsoft Edge yet, you can download it from Microsoft’s website. Install it on your PC and it will replace the old Edge browser. If you want the old Edge browser back, you can uninstall the new Edge like you’d uninstall any other application.

Microsoft will eventually install the new Edge web browser on all Windows 10 PCs via Windows Update. However, as of May 12, 2020, that hasn’t happened yet. If you’re willing to wait, just hold tight—you’ll get the latest version of Edge on all your Windows 10 PCs automatically.

The new Edge is also available for Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

How to Update the New Edge Browser

The new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium updates just like Google Chrome. It downloads and installs updates for itself automatically.

To manually check for an update in Edge, click the menu button in the top-right corner of the Edge browser window. It looks like three horizontal dots.

Opening the menu to update in Edge on Windows 10.

Point to “Help & Feedback” and click “About Microsoft Edge.”

Launching Edge's About page, where you can update the browser.

Edge will check for any available updates and automatically install any available updates. Edge will also show you the browser version you have installed on this page.

The About page will prompt you to restart the Edge browser if you haven’t restarted since installing the latest version.

You can also access this page by copy-pasting edge://settings/help into Edge’s address bar and pressing Enter.

Microsoft Edge saying it's up to date on a Windows PC.

How to Update the Original Edge Browser

The original version of Microsoft Edge included with Windows 10 updates through Windows Update.

To check for an install Edge updates, head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Windows will check for updates and offer to install them. Updates for the Edge browser are included in normal cumulative update packages for the Windows 10 operating system.

On Windows 10, Windows Update automatically installs updates so Edge browser security updates and bugfixes will be installed automatically.

Installing updates for Edge and other software via Windows Update.

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