Windows® 10 and Microsoft’s® new browser, Edge, will change the way you access the Internet

During the Windows® 10 upgrade, Microsoft® will replace your Internet Explorer browser with a new browser called Edge. Microsoft® Edge is a new browser designed to replace Internet Explorer (IE). It will be installed as the default browser with Windows® 10.

The Internet Explorer icon will be removed from the QuickLaunch taskbar and the desktop and replaced with the Edge icon. Edge will replace your home page and will not automatically port over your favorite bookmarks.

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The videos below will walk you through how you retain your bookmarks, icons, shortcuts and other settings, so that you can continue to access the Internet the way you are accustomed to after the Windows® 10 download.

You can also sign up to receive updates about the Windows® 10 upgrade experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Windows® 10 and Microsoft’s® new browser Edge:

Windows® 10 is the newest operating system from Microsoft®. It is available for devices with qualified Windows® 7 and 8.1 operating systems. It comes with a new browser called Edge. More details are available from Microsoft®: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features

Microsoft® will check your system to make sure it can install the update, but if your PC can run Windows® 8.1 you are eligible.

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard disk space: 16 GB
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX® 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
  • A Microsoft® account and Internet access

See the Microsoft® website for more details: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq-system-requirements-pc

Microsoft® Edge is a new browser designed to replace Internet Explorer (IE). It will be installed as the default browser with Windows® 10. The Internet Explorer icon will be removed from the QuickLaunch taskbar and the desktop and replaced with the Edge icon. Edge will replace your home page and will not port over your favorite bookmarks. It may not be compatible with all your favorite sites.

The default search engine for Edge is Bing. For more details on Edge, see Microsoft’s® website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-get-to-know-microsoft-edge

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No, Edge has no history when it is first loaded so it has no “memory” of user names or passwords. The browser you were using previously will still have this history. Watch the following easy step by step video.

You will need to search for it on your computer and create a new icon for your desktop.

If you have a Chrome or Firefox icon on the desktop, start menu, or QuickLaunch taskbar, it will be unchanged.  You can also access Chrome or Firefox from the start menu via the All Apps button.

Ways you can retain your favorite Internet settings BEFORE you install Windows® 10

Yes, please watch the following video to save or export favorites (bookmarks) from Internet Explorer v8 or greater from a Windows® 7 device:

  1. Internet Explorer
  2. Chrome
  3. Firefox

No, at this time, there is no process for automatically transferring your icons or bookmarks.

If you prefer not to wait, you can set your homepage and transfer your bookmarks manually. See easy step-by-step videos below.

Ways to recover or set your favorite internet settings AFTER you install Windows® 10

Yes, watch the following easy step-by-step video to see how to customize your startpage in Edge.

Yes, watch the following easy step-by-step video to see how to set transfer your Internet Explorer bookmarks to Edge.

Yes, first you must find the browser on the device, and then you can pin it to the start menu or taskbar. Watch the easy step-by-step video to see how.

Microsoft Edge will be set as your default browser after you install Windows® 10. To change the default browser, watch the following easy step-by-step video.