Microsoft Edge Preview Now Available on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Edge, Windows, Windows 8.1 with 17 Comments

Your national nightmare is over. Microsoft has finally announced the availability of preview versions of the new Edge for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

“Today we are excited to make preview builds from the Microsoft Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1,” the Microsoft Edge team just announced. “This rounds out the initial set of platforms that we began to roll out back in April, so developers and users alike can try out the next version of Microsoft Edge on every major desktop platform.”

Microsoft says that the experience and feature set of the new Edge set on Windows 7/8/8.1 will be “largely the same” as it is on Windows 10, including forthcoming support for Internet Explorer mode for our enterprise customers. That said, there are a few known issues, including the lack of Dark Mode and AAD sign-in support. Microsoft is working to resolve those issues soon.

You can grab Microsoft Edge (Canary) from the Edge Insider Preview website.

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