By default, Edge is configured to use Microsoft’s Bing for web searches. Oddly, Google Search is not an option. But you can fix that if you know the trick.
Note: This tip is derived from the Windows 10 Field Guide, which is now being updated for the Windows 10 Creators Update.
If you navigate to Edge’s Advanced Settings interface—Settings and More (“…”) > Settings > View advanced settings > Change search engine (under “Search in the address bar with”), you will discover something unexpected: Google Search is not even an option.
To fix this, use Edge to navigate to Google.com (or your favorite Internet search engine’s website). Then, return to the Change search engine option in Advanced settings. (Shown above.)
Now, select “Google Search (discovered)” (or whichever search engine you visited) and then the Set as default button at the bottom of this pane. Future address bar searches will use that search engine instead of Bing.
Note: There is one major downside to this change. Certain Edge features, like Quick answers, will no longer work if you change the search engine from Bing.