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Microsoft explains how you can run Edge Legacy and Edge Chromium at the same time

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser is set for launch in just four weeks, and the company will start rolling it out to users right away. That means that at some point, you'll see the new Edge logo where the old one used to be, and that will mean you're now running the Chromium-based version.

Some people might want to stick with Edge Legacy though. Perhaps you're a developer that built a Windows 10 app using the EdgeHTML WebView, or perhaps your a web developer that just wants to test compatibility. Maybe you have a business that made the mistake of standardizing on Microsoft's now-legacy browser.

The good news is that you can do that, as Microsoft noted in a support document. The way that Edge Chromium installs is that it just hides Edge Legacy, so it never actually goes anywhere. You can easily use the Group Policy Editor to run both side-by-side.

Here are the steps that you need to take:

  1. Open the Group Policy Editor.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, go to Administrative Templates>Microsoft Edge Update>Applications.
  3. Under Applications, select "Allow Microsoft Edge Side by Side browser experience" and then click Edit policy setting.
  4. Select Enabled and then click OK.

Obviously, most people won't need to do this. If you do, however, the option is there.

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