An Edge bug preventing Windows 11 upgrades has been finally fixed

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  • Recently, Microsoft admitted to an Edge browser bug that prevented Windows 10 users to upgrade to Windows 11.
  • You will surely be pleased to learn that the bug has since been fixed and everything is now back to its normal state.
  • If you need to learn how to check your Microsoft Edge's current version number, we'll show you how to quickly do it.
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If you recall, not that long ago, the Redmond tech giant published new information about a known issue preventing Windows 10 users from upgrading their systems to the latest OS.

Of course, Microsoft placed an upgrade block for those still using the old Internet Explorer browser and preparing to upgrade to Windows 11 without importing their data to Microsoft Edge.

It wasn’t long until things went south, as a bug prevented Internet Explorer users from accessing their browsing data in Edge after installing Windows 11.

However, you shouldn’t concern yourself anymore with all this, because Microsoft has since fixed this dreaded issue and all is back to normal.

Edge will no longer prevent Windows 11 updates

All this situation triggered Microsoft to activate safeguard ID 37820326, which is where this whole conundrum began.

But, rest assured, Microsoft says the problem is now history so there’s really no need to concern ourselves anymore.

An internal investigation revealed that updating Microsoft Edge to version 99.0 restores the lost data from Internet Explorer on systems that have already upgraded to Windows 11.

How can I check what Edge version I have installed?

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.Open Edge
  2. In the search bar type: edge://settings/help.edge settings
  3. Check the browser’s version.edge version

Thus, with this nasty bug now fixed and Internet Explorer users being able to update to Windows 11 once again, Windows 11 has fewer known issues.

On the off chance you also require information on the system’s health, you will find what you need in the official documentation.

Here, Microsoft posts status updates, info about various problems, possible workarounds, and other important information.

Have you encountered this problem when trying to upgrade to the latest OS? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.