Windows® 10 and Microsoft’s® new browser, Edge, will change the way you access the Internet

During the Windows® 10 upgrade, Microsoft® will replace your Internet Explorer browser with a new browser called Edge. Microsoft® Edge is a new browser designed to replace Internet Explorer (IE). It will be installed as the default browser with Windows® 10.

The Internet Explorer icon will be removed from the QuickLaunch taskbar and the desktop and replaced with the Edge icon. Edge will replace your home page and will not automatically port over your favorite bookmarks.

The Verizon Compatibility Pack

The Compatibility Pack will help you retain, or return, your bookmarks and shortcuts, so that you can continue to access the Internet the way you are accustomed to after the Windows® 10 upgrade. Once you download, follow these steps:

1) To install the Compatibility Pack immediately, click Open or Run, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

2) You will receive several “security” pop-ups from Windows®, including an installation shield. Accept these steps on each screen.

3) You will then complete the set up of the Compatibility Pack with “recommended” settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Windows® 10 and Microsoft’s® new browser Edge:

Windows® 10 is the newest operating system from Microsoft®. It is available for devices with qualified Windows® 7 and 8.1 operating systems. More details are available from Microsoft®: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features

Microsoft® will check your system to make sure it can install the update, but if your PC can run Windows® 8.1 you are eligible.

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard disk space: 16 GB
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX® 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
  • A Microsoft® account and Internet access

See the Microsoft® website for more details: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq-system-requirements-pc

Microsoft® Edge is a new browser designed to replace Internet Explorer (IE). It will be installed as the default browser with Windows® 10. The Internet Explorer icon will be removed from the QuickLaunch taskbar and the desktop and replaced with the Edge icon. Edge will replace your home page and will not port over your favorite bookmarks. It may not be compatible with all your favorite sites.

The default search engine for Edge is Bing. For more details on Edge, see Microsoft’s® website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-get-to-know-microsoft-edge

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No, Edge has no history when it is first loaded so it has no “memory” of user names or passwords. The browser you were using previously will still have this history. Watch the following easy step by step video.

Download the Compatibility Pack or you will need to search for Internet Explorer on your computer and create a new icon for your desktop.

Ways you can retain your favorite Internet settings BEFORE you install Windows® 10

Download the Compatibility Pack or watch the following video to save or export favorites (bookmarks) from Internet Explorer v8 or greater from a Windows® 7 device:

For other browsers, follow these links

  1. Internet Explorer
  2. Chrome
  3. Firefox

Ways to recover or set your favorite internet settings AFTER you install Windows® 10

Yes, watch the following easy step-by-step video to see how to customize your startpage in Edge.

Yes, watch the following easy step-by-step video to see how to set transfer your Internet Explorer bookmarks to Edge.

Download the Compatibility Pack or find the browser on the device, and then you can pin it to the start menu or taskbar. Watch the easy step-by-step video to see how.

Microsoft Edge will be set as your default browser after you install Windows® 10. To change the default browser, watch the following easy step-by-step video.