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Author Topic: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?  (Read 5565 times)

MilesAhead

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MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« on: April 07, 2023, 09:37 AM »
Microsoft Edge 64 bit downloads keep bringing me to the Enterprise Edition.  If I am running Windows 11 Home edition isn't that overkill?  Seems like it should not be this tough to find out what the deal is.  I wonder if the preinstalled version is lugging around too much database crap.  As I update it seems to get less stable.  So for now I have done the updater wammy similar to Opera.  Namely renaming the update exe file so that the About Box arrow spins forever.

Anyone have insight to simplify the issue?

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Re: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2023, 08:21 AM »
From what I can gather, Enterprise Edition comes as an MSI installer whereas run of the mill 64 bit Edge is an EXE.

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Re: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2023, 03:59 PM »
The Microsoft .exe installers are often just a wrapper around an MSI installer. MSI is a little easier to integrate in automated deployment.

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Re: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2023, 05:01 PM »
The Microsoft .exe installers are often just a wrapper around an MSI installer. MSI is a little easier to integrate in automated deployment.

That sounds like it fits with what I found.  The download from the Microsoft Business page is MSI.  I don't know how the person found the Edge page not under Business in the spiderweb on MS servers.  He must have known the secret handshake.   8)

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Re: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2023, 01:24 PM »
From my understanding the Edge EE.msi is just a full package installer, as opposed to the downloaded style installers that are so popular these days. The end result is the same (no feature/restriction/option changes), it's just easier to deploy via push or in heavily restricted environments.

I first came across in when trying to install a browser on either an 08 or 12 server (i forget) that could not successfully run the usual downloader installer.

Now it's all I ever use, because it's just faster and easier to install.

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Re: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2023, 07:30 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I installed the 64 bit version from an .msi and didn't notice a difference.  So you must be right.  I have to admit Edge is my default now.  I had a kludge hotkey program to copy selected text, then paste it into a word processor with a large font to make reading tiny text possible.  Now I just select the text and use the Immersive reader thing.  Much better.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2023, 06:54 PM »
Edge non-enterprise versions: https://www.microsof.../en-us/edge/download
I have never been offered the Enterprise version, (once installed, you never go there again, because of the automated updates), so please report back if my link is wrong.

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Re: MS Edge non-enterprise 64 bit exists?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2023, 07:19 PM »
Microsoft Edge 64 bit downloads keep bringing me to the Enterprise Edition.  If I am running Windows 11 Home edition isn't that overkill?  Seems like it should not be this tough to find out what the deal is.  I wonder if the preinstalled version is lugging around too much database crap.  As I update it seems to get less stable.  So for now I have done the updater wammy similar to Opera.  Namely renaming the update exe file so that the About Box arrow spins forever.

Anyone have insight to simplify the issue?

It's microsoft so there is alot of telemetry and whatnot in the background slowing it down. (in all fairness, most other companies do it too)
But fear not, someone made a hosts file to block the tracking. https://www.reddit.c...acking_in_microsoft/