Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.
The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.
Microsoft Edge will automatically check for and install updates to the latest version by default, but you can manually check for updates to see if you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge install.
Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary 89.0.726.0 and Dev 89.0.731.0 versions, you can now turn on or off to automatically download Microsoft Edge updates over metered networks and appl them on browser restart.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically download updates over metered networks for the Chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
Enable or Disable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, click/tap on Help and feedback, and click/tap on About Microsoft Edge. (see screenshot below)
Turn On or Off (default) Download Updates over metered connections for what you want. (see screenshot below)
Enable or Disable Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge using REG file
You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.
The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.
0 = Off
1 = Off
Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.
This is the default setting.
Save the .reg file to your desktop.
Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.
When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.
If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.
You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
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