The new Microsoft Edge is here. With improved security, privacy, speed, and ease of use, Microsoft Edge surpasses the experience you’ve come to know with Internet Explorer.

To help make the switch to Microsoft Edge, you can allow Internet Explorer to open sites using Microsoft Edge. When this setting is turned on, whenever you open sites in Internet Explorer, you’ll automatically be redirected to Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft does not recommend going back to Internet Explorer. If you want to go back to using Internet Explorer, you can change your settings to only open Microsoft Edge when you go to a site that’s incompatible with Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. At the top corner of the browser, select Settings and more > Settings  > Default browser.

  3. Under Internet Explorer compatibility, select an option next to Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge:

    • Never: This will prevent sites from opening automatically in Microsoft Edge. Incompatible sites might eventually stop working on Internet Explorer.

    • Incompatible sites only (recommended): Some sites aren't compatible with Internet Explorer and require a modern browser to function. If you choose this option, these sites will open automatically in Microsoft Edge.

    • Always: If you choose this option, when you open Internet Explorer you’ll automatically be redirected to Microsoft Edge.

Change your default browser

When you made the switch to Microsoft Edge, your default browser may have been changed to Microsoft Edge. You can set your default browser to Internet Explorer any time.

To change your default browser back to Internet Explorer:

  1. Go to Start  > Settings .

  2. Select Apps > Default apps .

  3. Under Web browser, select the browser icon and choose Internet Explorer from the list.

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