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Get Microsoft’s Edge Browser for Windows 7 and 8

Microsoft Edge browser logo

Download and install the Developer or Canary version of Edge, Microsoft’s new Chromium based browser.

Microsoft will be releasing versions of the Edge browser for Windows 7, 8, Mac and Linux in the coming months. If you want to test Edge now or you want to run a newer version of Microsoft’s browser because of the zero day vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer, you can download the Developer or Canary builds now.

Developer and Canary builds are versions of Edge that are still in development and support 64 bit devices.
Development builds are updated weekly with new improvements and are tested by the Microsoft Edge team and are usually more stable than Canary. Canary builds are updated almost daily. 

I’ve been running the Developer build on Windows 8.1 with no issues, though there are reports that Netflix won’t work in these builds. It’s significantly faster than Internet Explorer, though that’s to be expected since it was built on Chromium.
Microsoft has kept some functions and features from Chrome and added some of their own. You can find out how Edge differs from Chrome here.

Both Developer and Canary download an installer that when run, downloads and installs the rest of the program. Both have the Edge logo with a green Dev banner over it in the taskbar.
The download links aren’t on the official Microsoft Edge website, they can be downloaded here (the links start the download):
Developer
Canary

Windows 10 Microsoft Edge Installer Also Works on Windows 7

(first seen at MSPoweruser)

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Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:07:12 +0000–ADF45681-11E3-40AA-A844-2622565C6F09-80649-0002DAB20D3BEABB-FFA
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