Recently we reported Microsoft made it difficult to download Edge in Windows 10 with Firefox or Chrome quite difficult. With Windows 10 October 2020 Update version 20H2 available, you don’t need to install it as it comes with it by default and the classic edge will be forbidden. If you’ve upgraded to 20H2, you may not able to reinstall it if you’ve uninstalled it. We’ve faced this with Edge and here’s how we fixed the error and installed Edge successfully again.
How to download Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
- Visit Edge download page
- Click on the “Try now” button
- Choose Microsoft Edge and click “open link”
- Click Download, run the Edge setup file, and wait for the installation to finish.
You may receive the following error from the Edge installer
“Installation failed due to unspecified error. If Microsoft is currently running, please close it and try again.”
You may have seen this error with Chrome in the past. Chromium Edge too triggering this now.
Fix Edge’s Installation failed due to unspecified error
- Click the close button in the error dialog
- Visit Download Microsoft Edge for Business in a web browser.
- Select latest stable version, new stable build, Windows 64-bit as Platform
- Click “Download”
Once the download is complete, run the “MicrosoftEdgeEnterprisex(64)” MSI file, this time, Edge will be installed successfully.
Even if you’ve installed Edge manually in this case. You can’t uninstall it later via Control Panel or Settings app.
Control Panel doesn’t offer an uninstall option, it offers “Repair” only while Uninstall will be grayed out in Settings App.
Windows 10 20H2 comes with a new Edge. You can’t uninstall it like the traditional way, but the command prompt method uninstall may still work.
Have you ever faced this error with Edge? How you’ve solved it? Let us know in the comments below.