Microsoft to fix new Edge install issues next week

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Microsoft is moving swiftly to fix installation issues affecting its new Chromium-based Edge browser. Less than 24 hours after the launch of the browser, some users are reporting difficulties when installing the browsing tool in their preferred language.

In a January 15, 2020 Tweet, the Microsoft Edge development team acknowledged seeing reports about the browser not installing in the language the user intended. They said that they were looking into the reported issues and urged users to continue following them on Twitter for any updates.

Why Microsoft has to resolve the Edge install issues now

Edge is initially available for download by Windows and macOS enterprise users. There’s an urgency to the problem at hand as Microsoft plans to roll out the new browser, which will eventually replace its existing built-in alternative.

Microsoft already has an update in store to migrate users to the new Edge browser automatically. In about six to eight weeks, this Windows Update will be available to a small group of testers before it’s rolled out to other users soon after.

If the company can fix the reported “language” issues before next week, it’ll set the stage for a smooth transition to its much-polished web-browsing tool.

Some analysts believe that Edge already has an advantage over Chrome due to a range of factors, including enhanced user privacy. Eliminating installations issues soon enough will enable new Edge users to start exploring such benefits right away and perhaps permanently shift to this browser.

In the meantime, some of the downloaders that encountered problems installing the new Chromium-based browser are suggesting some remedies they successfully tried themselves.

One user claims that the browser displayed in a Slavic language even before he could accept the terms. He says that refreshing the page and restarting the process fixed the problem.

Others are solving the issue by abandoning the installation and downloading afresh.

As trial and error won’t work for everybody or all the time, users are counting on the Microsoft Edge development team to deliver a permanent solution very soon.