Microsoft Edge, when it was originally launched with Windows 10, was not available for earlier versions of Windows operating system. Because of this, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 had to rely on third-party web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as the built-in Internet Explorer browser was outdated.
A few months ago, Microsoft announced the Chromium-based Edge browser. The new Chromium-based Edge was initially made available for Windows 10, and later it was released for macOS as well.
Now, Microsoft has made available the Chromium-based Edge for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as well. With this, Windows 7/8/8.1 users will finally be able to install and use the Edge browser without upgrading their installation to Windows 10.
Although this will certainly help PC users who are still running Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, it’s surprising that Microsoft released a new browser for Windows 7 at this time as Windows 7 support will end in just six months (January 2020).
For starters, the new Edge is super-fast like the Chrome browser and looks very similar to Chrome. Since the new Edge is based on Chromium, it offers most of the features and options offered in Chrome. Besides that, it supports Chrome extensions as well.
After installing the Edge browser, you can import browser data (including passwords) from other browsers into the Edge.
Visit the following link to download the latest version of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 7/8/8.1. The new Edge is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7/8/8.1 systems.