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Stuck With Edge in Win10 S?


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#1 kelkay

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-s-wont-let-you-change-the-default-browser-meaning-youre-stuck-with-edge/

 

<<<Yes, Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Microsoft 10 S. You are able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open an .htm file. Additionally, the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed.>>>

 

Here we go again, another got ya.  Maybe it won't effect me because I don't have any sort of Win 10 Pro.  This computer was pre-installed with Win10 though.  I rarely use Edge and I want to be able to use my current default browser.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:26 AM

Pretty sure that only applies to a lighter version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S, my friend.:)

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

You aren't stuck with Edge on regular Win 10, only a light version of Win 10 called Win 10 S. It has to have the S at the end. 

You can change the default browser on regular Win 10. For example, I use Opera on my Win 10 desktop as a default browser.


Edited by iMacg3, 04 May 2017 - 11:33 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

<<<Windows 10 S is a simplified version of Windows 10 Pro>>>

 

If they do it here, would they get the idea it is fine to proceed with this for all Win 10 in the future?  I don't know the answer to that.  But I do find it worrisome.  I use another browser as my default, and always have.  Okay thanks for the comments.  I do appreciate it.


Edited by kelkay, 04 May 2017 - 11:38 AM.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:29 PM

Windows 10 S is designed to compete with the Chrome OS and similar "light" operating systems in the educational market.  It is, thus, a "stripped down" version of Windows 10 that's much lighter than Home, even.

 

It's an attempt to penetrate a market in which Microsoft has been lagging badly.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:31 PM

Oh I see.  Well, as long as it stays there, I am not upset.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:33 PM

I'd say one has to be way more than cautiously optimistic that it will even succeed there.

 

The intention is to have a much more "locked down" version of Windows, which makes sense given the context because kids can and will try to fiddle with virtually anything and there's no way that this works when you're trying to make sure that everyone has the same setup when you're working with a class.


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