Though It is possible to use Microsoft Edge Browser on a PC running Windows 7, 8, But using Microsoft Edge Browser on Windows 7 or Windows 8 is same like you install Windows 10 in Oracle Virtualbox, VMware or any other virtualization software.
Edge Browser Can’t Be Used On Windows 7 / 8 Without Virtualization Software
It has been difficult to use Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 7 and Windows 8 since Windows 10 was launched.
To use Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 7 or Windows 8, You have to download a virtual machine with more than 6GB of size.
Afterwards, you need to have installed Oracle Virtualbox, VMware or any other virtualization software for a virtual machine containing Microsoft Edge browser installation.
After the installation of virtual machine, You may face speed and performance issues while using Microsoft Edge browser in a virtualization software.
Microsoft Edge Adopts Google’s Project Chromium
A few months back, Microsoft revealed that Microsoft is adopting Google’s open source project Chromium for Microsoft Edge.
What Is The New Name Of Edge Browser?
We don’t know what is the official name of it. But on blogs and forums, It is being called Microsoft Edge Chromium. It is unclear either when It will be released for public use.
Last week, a leaked copy of Microsoft Edge Chromium surfaced on the internet and is available to download on file sharing websites.
Leaked Copy Of Microsoft Edge Chromium Available Online
Leaked copy of Microsoft Edge Chromium can be used without any virtualization software and It is very small in size.
Microsoft Edge Chromium Review
At the first glance, it looks like a replica of Chrome in terms of overall, settings and other things. It is most likely Microsoft will bring some considerable changes in the stable release.
After installation, it automatically imports bookmarks from Chrome without your consent.
Microsoft has a store for new chromium based web browser but very limited number of extensions are available on add on store. Available add ons can be installed without opening Microsoft store app.
This Chromium based web browser supports Chrome web store extensions. By enabling a function, Chrome extensions can be installed.
For testing, We have installed a few Chrome extensions and they are working fine.
You can log into web browser via a Microsoft account to sync/save bookmarks, history, add ons and other things. Multiple profiles can be added to Microsoft Edge Chromium.
Download Microsoft Edge Chromium (Only 64Bit Installer)
I’ve tested it on Windows 10 and Windows 7. It works way better than Microsoft Edge.
Download a Zip file containing Microsoft Edge Chromium from here
After download, Extract the downloaded file.
This is a silent installer. Double click to install.
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