Don't like the online installer for the Edge Chromium browser? Here are links to download Edge Chromium Offline installer for any operating system.
The Edge Chromium browser is generally available for almost all major operating systems for past few months now. Like most browsers these days, when you download Edge Chromium from the Microsoft website, what you get is an online installer. When execute the downloaded installer, it will then download the files required to install the Edge Chromium browser.
Generally, this is not such a bad thing because you will always get the latest build and don't have to worry if you are using the latest version. However, the online installer is not a good choice if you want to keep the software in your software repository, have not so good internet connection or install it on multiple computers. For example, if you want to install Edge Chromium on multiple systems, downloading it individually on all systems is such a waste of data. If you have the Edge offline installer, you can simply copy the installer file to the target machine and proceed with the full installation. No need to download it again.
So, if you are like me and don't like online or web installers, here's a way to download Edge Chromium offline installer directly from the Microsoft website.
Steps to Download Edge Chromium Offline Installer
Microsoft actually provides the offline installer. Generally, this offline installer is intended for developers and organizations. In case you are wondering, most developers and organizations bulk install the software in multiple computers in a very locked-down environment. As such, they need an offline installer. To meet this need, Microsoft provides the offline installer. It's just that it is not so easy to find. That being said, just follow the steps below and you will have the Edge Chromium offline installer in no time.
1. First, go to this page. This is the official Microsoft page that gives you the download links for the offline installer.
2. Once you are here, select the drop-down options as shown below and click on the "Download" button.
- Channel/Version → Select "Stable (current)"
- Build → Choose the latest build (indicated by higher number)
- Platform → Choose your operating system. In my case, I'm selecting Windows 10 64-bit.
That is it. As soon as you click the button, the Edge Chromium offline installer download should start. Once downloaded, you can install it like any other software.
As you can see, though not straightforward, it is pretty simply and easy to download the Edge offline installer.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, do check out how to enable extensions sync in the Edge Chromium browser.