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Open Internet Explorer sites on Microsoft Edge. On Windows 10, Microsoft Edge also lets you configure the browser so that when someone is using Internet Explorer incompatible or all sites will load within Edge. To let IE open websites with Edge, use these steps: Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

Jun 03, 2020 Microsoft this week announced it was deprecating its legacy Edge browser on Windows 10, and now the company is starting to automatically push the new Chromium-based Edge to Windows 10 users. Microsoft says in a support document that the automatic updates will be pushed to devices running Windows 10 1803 aka April 2018 Update or newer versions.Earlier, it was assumed that Edge Chromium. Microsoft has now started rolling the new Edge browser aka Chromiun Edge browser available for both Windows 10 version 1903 and 1908. The browser is available via automatic windows update KB4541302. Here are the list of changes that will happen once you install this update replacing the legacy Microsoft Edge browser.

Alongside all the features and improvements in the roadmap for the new version of Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium engine, Microsoft includes a compatibility mode using the Internet Explorer rendering engine to load old websites.

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The feature is known as “IE Mode,” and it has been designed for organizations to load internal sites without using a separate browser or having to redesign the site. The new approach loads the pages within Microsoft Edge like a regular website without using and managing multiple browsers.

If you want to start using it, the version of Microsoft Edge available through the stable channel now includes the “Internet Explorer compatibilities” settings to quickly enable IE Mode and a separate option to open Edge when browsing an incomparable website with Internet Explorer. Alongside the settings, it also possible to use the Group Policy Editor to configure the compatibility mode.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to enable IE Mode to load legacy websites using the Internet Explorer rendering engine on Chromium Edge for Windows 10. (You can also watch this video tutorial to configure the feature.)

How to enable IE mode on Microsoft Edge

To enable IE mode on Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Default browser.

  5. Under the “Internet Explorer compatibility” section, turn on the “Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode” toggle switch.

  6. Click the Restart button.

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Once you complete the steps, when sites require Internet Explorer, you can use Microsoft Edge to reload the page using IE mode.

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After the IE Mode is enabled, you need to reload a page with the compatibility mode manually.

To open an incompatible website with IE Mode on Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the More tools submenu and choose the “Reload in Internet Explorer mode” option.

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After you complete the steps, the website should reload in compatibility mode. If the feature is not enabled, then the option won’t be available in the menu.

If you want to exit IE Mode, you can use the same instructions, but on step No. 3, select the Exit Internet Explorer mode option.

Open Internet Explorer sites on Microsoft Edge

On Windows 10, Microsoft Edge also lets you configure the browser so that when someone is using Internet Explorer incompatible or all sites will load within Edge.

To let IE open websites with Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

  4. Click on Default browser.

  5. Under the “Internet Explorer compatibility” section, use the “Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge” drop-down menu and select the option to handle browsing when using Internet Explorer, including:

    • Never – IE will never switch to Edge to load the site.
    • Incompatible sites only – IE will still load sites, but websites designed for a modern browser will load in Edge.
    • Always – IE will always switch to Edge to load websites.

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Once you complete the steps, when surfing the web in Internet Explorer, websites will open on Microsoft Edge, according to your configuration.

How to enable IE mode with Group Policy on Microsoft Edge

Alternatively, you can also enable IE Mode on Chromium Edge with Group Policy. However, you will need to download and install the policy template before you can configure the Group Policy settings.

Install Microsoft Edge policy template

To install the policy template to enable IE Mode on Edge, use these steps:

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  1. Open Microsoft Edge for business website.

  2. Under the “Policy File” section, click the Download button.

  3. Select the version of Microsoft Edge. (Usually, you want to use the latest stable version available.)

  4. Select the build (latest version available).

  5. Select the platform — for example, Windows 64-bit.

  6. Click the Get policy files option.

  7. Click the Accept & download button.

  8. Double-click to open the MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.zip file.

  9. Click the Extract all button from the “Compressed Folder Tools” tab.

  10. (Optional) Select the location to extract the files.

  11. Check the Show extracted files when complete option.

  12. Click the Extract button.

  13. Browse the following path inside the (extracted) “MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates” folder:

  14. Select the msedge.admx and msedgeupdate.admx files and click the Copy option from the “Home” tab.

    Quick tip: You only need to copy the “msedgeupdate.admx” file if you want to control the update settings of Microsoft Edge.
  15. Browse to the following path:

  16. Click the Paste button from the “Home” tab.

  17. In the “admx” folder, inside the “MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates” folder, open the language folder that represents your language — for example, en-US.

  18. Select the msedge.adml and msedgeupdate.adml files and click the Copy option from the “Home” tab.

    Quick tip: You only need to copy the “msedgeupdate.adml” file if you also copy the file on step No.12.
  19. Browse to the following path that matches your language:

    In the above command, make sure to change en-US for the folder that matches your language.

  20. Click the Paste button from the “Home” tab.

Once you complete the steps, the new policies to enable or disable IE Mode on Edge Chromium will install in the Group Policy Editor.

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To enable IE Mode on Chromium Edge with Group Policy, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for gpedit and click the top result to open the Group Policy Editor.

  3. Browse the following path:

  4. Double-click the Configure Internet Explorer integration policy.

  5. Select the Enabled option to enable IE Mode for Microsoft Edge.

  6. Under the “Options” section, select the Internet Explorer mode from the dropdown menu.

  7. Click the Apply button.

  8. Click the OK button.

After you complete the steps, websites will render in compatibility mode, and you’ll notice a familiar IE icon on the left side of the address bar letting you know the website is using Internet Explorer.

These steps enable IE Mode for intranet websites. If you want to load external websites using Chromium Edge, you need to enable and set up the “Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List” policy, which includes the creation of an XML file with the list of domains that you want to load automatically with the Internet Explorer mode.

Update February 11, 2021: This guide has been revised with the steps to configure IE Mode on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge using the new compatibility settings and updated the process to install the Group Policy templates.

The new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and was released January 15, 2020. It's compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and with macOS. When you download this browser, it replaces the legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 PCs. With speed, performance, best-in-class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features, it's the only browser you'll ever need.

Microsoft Edge Legacy is the HTML-based browser launched with Windows 10 in July 2015. It was the default browser on Windows 10 PCs.

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