A few days ago, Microsoft updated its proprietary web browser Microsoft Edge to version 104.0.1293.47. This update brings new features to the browser as well as added policies. Furthermore, it also patches 3 security vulnerabilities, out of which 2 are of high complexity.
This is why we recommend that you upgrade your Edge browser to the latest version and keep your systems safe.
Let us continue to discuss the new features and improvements, after which you can install Microsoft Edge 104 using the direct download links on your Windows PC (if deleted), or use the guide to update your existing version.
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- Complete Release Build: 104.0.1293.47
- Release Date: Friday, August 5th, 2022
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Edge 103
New in Microsoft Edge 104
Enhanced Security on the Web
Improvements have been made to the option “Enhance your security on the web” with the addition of the “Basic” option. This will now be the default security option, using which Edge will only apply added security protection to the less visited sites.
To manage this option, navigate to the following location:
Microsoft Edge >> Settings >> Privacy, search, and services
Import Chrome Data on First Run
Users will now be able to import all of their data from Google Chrome to the Edge browser using the First Run experience, which are the screens you see for the first time running Microsoft Edge.
Using your Google account, you can now transfer your data, including preferences, bookmarks, etc., from Google Chrome to Edge, by syncing your Google account. All you need to do is enter your credentials used to log into Chrome.
If you do not want this feature, it can be turned off by disabling the First Run policy “Hide First Run Experience” through the Group Policy editor. Navigate to the following path:
Computer configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Microsoft Edge
Here, disable the policy “Prevent the First Run webpage from opening on Microsoft Edge.”
A bunch of new policies have also been added to Edge to make it more manageable. Here are their details:
Note: The paths provided are to be used with the Windows Registry editor.
Policy name: AllowedDomainsForApps
Purpose: Define domains allowed to access Google Workspace.
Policy name: AskBeforeCloseEnabled
Purpose: Get user confirmation before closing a browser window with multiple tabs.
Policy name: BrowserCodeIntegritySetting
Purpose: Configure browser process code integrity guard setting.
Policy name: DoubleClickCloseTabEnabled
Purpose: Double Click feature in Microsoft Edge enabled (only available in China).
Policy name: ImportOnEachLaunch
Purpose: Allow import of data from other browsers on each Microsoft Edge launch.
Policy name: QuickSearchShowMiniMenu
Purpose: Enables Microsoft Edge mini menu.
Policy name: PasswordManagerRestrictLengthEnabled
Purpose: Restrict the length of passwords that can be saved in the Password Manager.
Policy name: PDFXFAEnabled
Purpose: XFA support in native PDF reader enabled.
Policy name: TextPredictionEnabled
Purpose: Text prediction is enabled by default.
Download Microsoft Edge 104
If you already have Microsoft Edge on your PC, you can simply upgrade it to the latest build using the guide given further down below. If not, use the links given in the next section to install it now.
Microsoft Edge comes preinstalled in Windows 11 and 10. Learn how to uninstall Microsoft Edge.
Click on the ellipses in the top-right corner of the browser, expand Help and feedback, and then click About Microsoft Edge.
Edge will now begin to scan for an update, and then download and install it if one is available. Once the download is completed, you will need to Restart the browser.
Once it relaunches, you can return to the About page and check that it has been updated to version 104.0.1293.47.
Download Edge 104 Installers
If you want to use Edge 103 on any operating system other than Windows 11 and 10, like Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android, you will need to download its offline installers.
You can download the latest Microsoft Edge installers (including stable, beta, and dev releases) from this link. You can also download the browser in your preferred language, using the tips given on the above-mentioned page.
Use Portable Edge Chromium Updater
If you are using Edge’s portable version, it will not update on its own. For that, a small tool known as Portable Edge Updater is available on GitHub, which allows you to install or update the existing Microsoft Edge Chromium to the latest build available. You can also use this tool to download the x64 and x86 versions from all channels, including the stable channel and the 3 channels from Edge Insider.
Download the tool by opening the Portable Edge GitHub page and then clicking on the link provided by Portable.Edge.Chromium.Updater….7z.
The tool is then downloaded. Extract it and then run the .exe file. Inside the tool, click on the channel and bit architecture you want to download (the versions are also mentioned). In this case, we will download Edge version 104 from the stable channel.
The browser will then begin to update (or download). Once done, you can check if the Microsoft Edge Chromium portable 104 is now available on your device.
Microsoft Edge Update History
|Edge Version||Release Date||Features|
|Edge 113||5-May-23||Basic Enhanced Security Mode was removed, shifted to EdgeUpdater on macOS, and introduced new policies, addresses 2 security vulnerabilities.|
|Edge 112||6-Apr-23||Introduced Browser Essentials in place of the Performance Hub, improvements to enhanced security mode and some policies.|
|Edge 111||13-Mar-23||Bing copilot in the toolbar, auto-hiding sidebar, hover over the sidebar to expand, and policy to clear IE mode history on browser exit.|
|Edge 110||9-Feb-23||Introduces Immersive Reader policies, Azure Active Directory synchronization, Drop feature to share files, and several security updates.|
|Edge 109||13-Jan-23||14 security updates, 8 new policies, and 2 deprecated policies.|
|Edge 108||5-Dec-22||Important security fixes, a new policy to disable Web Select amongst others.|
|Edge 107||27-Oct-22||Improved sidebar, new policies, and security fixes.|
|Edge 106||3-Oct-22||Improved web defense and increased the maximum number of search results to 4|
|Edge 105||2-Sep-22||Improvements to IE mode and enhanced security|
|Edge 104||5-Aug-22||Support to import data and enhanced security on the web|
|Edge 103||23-Jun-22||Improvements for online and web gaming|
|Edge 102||31-May-22||With reverse image search and security improvements|
|Edge 100||1-Apr-22||Sends 3-digit user agent string, PDF updates, and hardware-enforces stack protection|
|Edge 99||3-Mar-22||Custom primary password and PDF navigation|
|Edge 98||4-Feb-22||Edge Bar, reduced resource consumption|
|Edge 97||6-Jan-22||Auto-citation, endpoint data loss prevention (DLP)|
|Edge 96||10-Dec-21||Super duper secure mode, typosquatting|
|Edge 90||15-Apr-21||SSO, PDF printing|
|Edge 88||21-Jan-21||Password generator, transparent privacy controls|