I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled, which also means Cortana, Bing, and the Microsoft Edge browser come preinstalled as well.
Making the best of it, I put together this handy illustrated guide for using Microsoft’s Edge browser. Here’s a quick step-by-step procedure to get started.
1. Click the blue e on your menu bar that looks exactly like the Internet Explorer icon.
This will open the Edge browser and present you with the following screen:
2. Type “Google Chrome” in the search bar of Microsoft Edge.
Click the Google Chrome icon in the dropdown menu to be directed to the Google Chrome site.
3. Click “Download Chrome” to get this screen, displaying Google’s terms and conditions.
Make sure you check the box next to “Set Google Chrome as my default browser.” This will ensure you don’t accidentally use Edge for anything.
4. You’ll be presented with the option at the bottom of the Edge browser to run Google Chrome once it has finished downloading. Click the button to begin the Chrome installation on your computer.
You should see a popup that looks like this:
5. After the download is complete, Google Chrome will open.
6. Now right click the e logo on your Windows taskbar and select “Unpin from taskbar.”
Your taskbar should now have Chrome on it instead of Edge.
7. Enjoy the Internet…
Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. His work appears in High Times, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Hardcore Droid, and The Street.