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The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. 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 will automatically check for and install updates to the latest version by default (except on metered connections), but you can manually check for updates to see if you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge installed.

You can turn on or off to automatically download Microsoft Edge updates over metered networks and apply them on browser restart.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically download updates over metered networks for Microsoft Edge.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge using REG file





OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 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)

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3 Turn On or Off (default) Download Updates over metered connections for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Microsoft_Edge_download_updates_over_metered_connections-2.png





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 Enable Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_download_updates_over_metered_connections_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\ClientStateMedium\{56EB18F8-B008-4CBD-B6D2-8C97FE7E9062}]
"allowautoupdatesmetered"=dword:00000001


3 Disable Automatically Download Updates over Metered Connections in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_download_updates_over_metered_connections_for_Microsoft_Edge.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\ClientStateMedium\{56EB18F8-B008-4CBD-B6D2-8C97FE7E9062}]
"allowautoupdatesmetered"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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imanlien2020

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funny. I have auto update enabled in my Edge browser, but it never does I have to manually do it always. How do I fix that or what could be preventing it from doing so.
 

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funny. I have auto update enabled in my Edge browser, but it never does I have to manually do it always. How do I fix that or what could be preventing it from doing so.

It could be a matter a timing. Updates usually come around noon CST.

If you open Microsoft Edge around or after that time, it should normally automatically check and update if available.
 

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