How to Run Chromium Edge and Legacy Edge Together in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge will attach its update opening with a free candidate and it will not permit to apply old or the legacy version. If you try to, then it will open a chromium version of Edge. Although you can allow the side by side settings that will permit the users to run both the Legacy and Chromium version together of the Microsoft Edge. The latest version of it will change all the accessible shortcuts, pinned tabs as well as the latest reference. The introduced candidate will be officially accessible on 15th January 2020. If you want to run it on your Windows, then this post might be helpful. Read the blog and follow the instructions to run the chromium edge and legacy edge in windows 10.

Source:- How to Run Chromium Edge and Legacy Edge Together in Windows 10

Run the Chromium Edge and Legacy Edge Side by Side

As the chromium version of an Edge will be installed in Windows, this may cover the Legacy version. It will be still there, but if you have installed the stable version, then they may not be visible. Although if you want to apply both versions together, then you have to allow change registry or group policy settings on the PC. Some companies who were using the previous version for the products, then they must ensure that everything is working on a place like before.

If you want to allow the side by side practice via Registry editing, then you can follow the provided steps:

  • Allow the side by side practice via Registry editing
  • Launch Registry Editor
  • Visit the Microsoft Policies

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

  • Right-click on Microsoft folders and make the new key using the name EdgeUpdate.
  • Choose the EdgeUpdate file and right-click to the left side.
  • Make the latest 32 – bit DWORD with name Allowsxs
  • Tap twice to change the value of Allowsxs then set it as the 1.
  • Allow the side by side experience via Group Policy
  • Launch Group Policy Edition.
  • Input  gpedit.msc in Run box and then click Enter.
  • Go to Computer Configuration in the Group Policy Editor.
  • Click on Administrative Templates.
  • Select the Microsoft Edge Update.
  • Choose Applications.
  • Press the enable it Side by Side option below Application.
  • Tap on the Edit Policy setting.
  • Click on Enabled.
  • Hit OK.

Microsoft has also discussed the Registry entry which is not at all visible. However, it will be available later, and it is something to do with GP Policy.

When to Allow the Edge Legacy Support

Users have to allow side by side browser practice before Microsoft begins rolling Chromium edge. If users are admin of IT, then ensure to set up settings to the users. You can also select to holdup the Windows updates which will hold up the Edge Stable Chromium version installation. Windows permit the users to pause the updates that may give users sufficient time to modify the group policy settings and also try the latest version of Edge. The best option is to download the beta version and try it. It has the slightest amount of bugs as compared to the introduced candidate version.

How to Allow Edge Legacy Mode After Installing the Edge Chromium Stable

Users have to pin again to the legacy edge to Start and Start Menu as the latest one will write on it.

Websites that have been pinned to the Start or Taskbar for the Microsoft Edge Legacy will turn the latest version of Edge. So you have to create them again.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Apps and Features.
  • Choose the Uninstall Microsoft Edge Chromium.
  • When you uninstall, the Legacy Edge will be displayed.
  • Update Group Policy or make the Registry key.
  • Hit the download and install option of Microsoft Edge Stable.
  • Return to the Start menu.
  • Now, you will be able to see both.

Chloe Decker is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

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