New Edge Canary Expands to Support Windows 10 32-Bit

Posted on April 19, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Edge, Windows 10 with 5 Comments

The initial releases of the new Microsoft Edge ran only on 64-bit versions of Windows 10. Microsoft said at the time that it would expand availability to include 32-bit and ARM-based versions of Windows 10, as well as Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Mac. And as of last night, Microsoft has finally taken the first step in that direction.

“Beginning with today’s Canary release (, you can now install Microsoft Edge preview builds on 32-bit [PCs],” the Microsoft Edge Dev account tweeted. “Try it out and let us know what you think!”

For those unfamiliar with the process, Microsoft currently offers two different ways to install and test the new Edge. The Dev channel is updated weekly, and it just received its first major update. And the Canary channel is updated nightly, and it has been, as promised, updated once a day since the initial release. (A third channel, called Beta, will eventually be offered as well and will provide an update once every six weeks.)

If a nightly update sounds problematic, I hear you. But I’ve chosen to test the Canary channel so I can see new features more quickly. And I’ve not yet run into any major issues.

One final note about the 32-bit version: I’ve not yet tried this, but this should work on ARM-based versions of Windows 10, too. That might a good thing to test until the native ARM64 version arrives.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “New Edge Canary Expands to Support Windows 10 32-Bit”

  1. kshsystems

    so, how long is Microsoft going to continue supporting Win32, before taking a cue from Apple and migrate the world to Win64?

  2. Ankit Nayyar

    THanks for the update Paul. I can confirm that the 32 bit build works on Windows on Arm (Yoga C630) that I'm trying out this week. Runs better than Chrome for sure. THe C630 will probably be going back, too many limitations and slower than Surface GO that I have for most things.

  3. zeratul456

    If only they could fix the Facebook notifications not working properly, I would switch 100%. Right now, it just feels like I'm missing something when I'm using Edge.

    I prefer Edge in every other way though.

  4. lecter

    Has anyone seen how to remove the damn feedback smiley face from the UI? Can't stand to see it...