Microsoft Edge 2015


This article describes the supported operating systems that apply to Microsoft Edge.


This article applies to the Microsoft Edge versions 77 and higher for the desktop.

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  • On Microsoft consoles, Edge replaced IE as the dominant browser a few months after its release in 2015. Market share varies by region. On some days of the week, Edge takes second place with a 10.02% share in the US on PC, and Firefox and Edge have very similar share globally, switch places for second and third rank depending on the day.

Supported Operating Systems for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge 2015


Product functionality and feature availability may vary on older operating systems. To ensure that Microsoft Edge installs correctly, use the latest version of any operating system specified below. This guidance includes the latest cumulative update, as applicable.

Microsoft Edge follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy and is supported on the following operating systems.

Windows Client

  • Windows 7 **
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 SAC 1709 and later ***
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSC
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSC
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC
  • Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC ****
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSC ****

Windows Server

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 **
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 (LTSC)
  • Windows Server 2019 (LTSC)
  • Windows Server (SAC)


** We will continue to support Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 until January 15, 2022. These operating systems are out of support and Microsoft recommends you move to a supported operating system such as Windows 10. While Microsoft Edge helps keep you more secure on the web, your PC may still be vulnerable to security risks. In order for IE mode to be supported on these operating systems the devices will need to have the Extended Security Updates for Windows 7. Without the Windows 7 Extended Security updates Internet Explorer functionality will be vulnerable to security risks. Additionally, IE mode functionality may cease to work without the continued servicing through the extended security updates.

*** In the same fashion as above, for Windows 10 SAC releases that are out of support but Microsoft Edge is supported it is recommended to upgrade to a supported Win10 SAC release as soon as possible to remain secure. Microsoft Edge being supported in this state should be considered a temporary bridge to getting to a supported OS state.

**** The Microsoft Edge OPK is available on MOO for IoT OEMs to preinstall and distribute as part of their Windows 10 IoT Enterprise based solution.


  • Sierra (10.12) and later


Microsoft Edge for iPad® and iPhone® requires iOS 11.0 or later. Microsoft Edge for iPad Pro™ requires iOS 11.0 or later. Microsoft Edge is supported on the two most recent versions of iOS. When a new version of iOS is released, the Microsoft Edge Operating System requirement becomes the then-current two most recent versions: the new version of iOS and the previous version.


Microsoft Edge for Android can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: devices running Android KitKat 4.4 or later with an ARM-based processor.

Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft Edge native support as of Stable version 88 for Apple Silicon Macs.


Microsoft Edge does not support Chromebooks.

Recent changes

  • 12/17/2020 - Microsoft Edge support on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 extended to January 15, 2022.
  • 01/28/2021 - Microsoft Edge support for Apple Silicon Macs.

See also

The power of Spartan has finally got its official name in Microsoft Build 2015. Don’t get confuse with the name. Here, we are talking about the new browser of Windows 10. Yes, the newest browser has finally got the name Microsoft Edge. Replacing the dated Internet Explorer, the Redmond giant is offering the newest for a complete new experience.

Microsoft Edge is the real name of Project Spartan which will come in Windows 10 devices. Well, we had discussed all the features of this new browser earlier in Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10041. The same was also discussed in january Technical Preview. Then, it also got the chance to show its competence in mobile devices later in preview build for phones.

Let’s take a look of all those features which Microsoft Edge will be offering to tech-o-holics. Reading List, Annotation Tool with Inking Support and Cortana are the biggest feature of Edge. This new browser is not just a replacement of IE, it can annotate web pages, and then share them over social networks for personal and professional use.

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The Redmond giant has used a new rendering engine EdgeHtml. The name of such browser has taken from here. It is said that this would be the default browser for Windows 10 device. However, users will be able to use the Internet Explorer.

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'[The name means] the edge of consuming and creating, being closer to the modern capabilities of the Web. This is for note-taking, reading, and consuming content. Developers will care about the blazing fast speed and that it is a universal app,'said Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's VP of Operating Systems Group.

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Company is also blessing this Edge browser with web extension. Through this, user can install universal apps to the browser like you do with Google Chrome. Well, we can’t say that how much smooth the edges of this Edge browser until we experience it by own.