Question Concerning The Difference Between Two Instances Of Edge Browser With Same Version Number


Davy49

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Hello,

I currently have two instances of the edge browser installed on my computer, they are as follows:

Version 119.0.2151.38 (Official build) stable app, beta channel (64-bit) / This Is The Version That Came With The O.S.

Version 119.0.2151.38 (Official build) beta (64-bit) / I installed This Version As A Separate Download

As You can see they currently both have exactly the same version number, but the only difference that I can see is the first version is listed as follows: stable app, beta channel (64-bit), while the second version doesn't have this included: stable app . So my question is what could possibly be the differences between the two versions ? Thanks in advance for any and all help that may be provided to me concerning my inquiry.

David W.
 
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22635.2552 / 23H2

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    Windows11Pro(x64),(Version 23H2 ) (Build 22635.3350) (Feature Experience Pack 1000.22688.1001.0 )
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    HP/HP8300EliteSFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
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    8.00 GB (7.88 GB usable)
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    Windows11Pro(x64),(Version 23H2 ) (Build 22635.3350) (Feature Experience Pack 1000.22688.1001.0 )
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60 GHz
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    Lenovo 2349KB7
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So my question is what could possibly be the differences between the two versions ? Thanks in advance for any and all help that may be provided to me concerning my inquiry.

David W.
Hi @Davy49
No difference, stable version caught up with the beta installed. This happens when this is activated.
Screenshot 2023-11-01 160839.png
 

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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
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Hi @Davy49
No difference, stable version caught up with the beta installed. This happens when this is activated.
View attachment 76158
OAT,
So technically I really don't see any benefit in keeping what I'm going to call the 'real' beta version installed unless I'm misunderstanding the whole scheme of how things are currently functioning with edge release versions.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows11Pro(x64),(Version 23H2 ) (Build 22635.3350) (Feature Experience Pack 1000.22688.1001.0 )
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/HP8300EliteSFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    8.00 GB (7.88 GB usable)
  • Operating System
    Windows11Pro(x64),(Version 23H2 ) (Build 22635.3350) (Feature Experience Pack 1000.22688.1001.0 )
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo/T430
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 2349KB7
    Memory
    8.00 GB (7.82 GB usable)
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    SSD 222.79 GB
OAT,
So technically I really don't see any benefit in keeping what I'm going to call the 'real' beta version installed unless I'm misunderstanding the whole scheme of how things are currently functioning with edge release versions.
That I am not sure.
On one of my machine, the beta built became Dev one day while on another it remained Beta.
By disabling the option highlighted above, I have now stable versions on my systems and run Canary in parallel.
I think they certainly wanted to push Beta at one point so that webview would allow co-pilot to work.
It is just an assumption.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
That I am not sure.
On one of my machine, the beta built became Dev one day while on another it remained Beta.
By disabling the option highlighted above, I have now stable versions on my systems and run Canary in parallel.
I think they certainly wanted to push Beta at one point so that webview would allow co-pilot to work.
It is just an assumption.
OAT,
I'm so glad that we are both members of this great forum where people like me can come and ask questions and get help, also I try to provide help to others whenever possible.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows11Pro(x64),(Version 23H2 ) (Build 22635.3350) (Feature Experience Pack 1000.22688.1001.0 )
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/HP8300EliteSFF
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    8.00 GB (7.88 GB usable)
  • Operating System
    Windows11Pro(x64),(Version 23H2 ) (Build 22635.3350) (Feature Experience Pack 1000.22688.1001.0 )
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo/T430
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60 GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 2349KB7
    Memory
    8.00 GB (7.82 GB usable)
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    SSD 222.79 GB
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