11-05-2019 08:28 PM
11-05-2019 08:28 PM
Before I had been made an administrator on my development PC, I had installed Edge Chromium and it apparently did so with a "Personal" type installation. Presumably this was installed just for my user and not at the machine level. I'd really like to get rid of that installation and make it a machine-level install, now that I have administrative access. Trouble is that I can't seem to figure out how to switch it. Uninstalling it and reinstalling one of the channels doesn't do it--when it runs I still see it labeled "Personal - Edge" and even with the v.80 update today, it won't let go of the old icon. (My other Win10 PCs are running the latest Edge 80 and picked up that icon change.)
11-05-2019 10:15 PM
@vhhughes I think you need to use installer packages from:
These are machine-level installers
11-05-2019 10:35 PM
@mindst Thanks for the idea. Using the offline installer seems to make no difference. I uninstalled my existing Edge Chromium Dev install and used the offline 64-bit installer. Still shows as "Personal - Edge" in my Taskbar. (other PCs show "Microsoft Edge Dev" with the new logo when you right-click on them in the Taskbar)
11-05-2019 11:09 PM
@vhhughes For whatever reason, rebooting after reinstalling seems to have at least allowed the update and icons to take effect. It still shows as "Personal - Edge". I'm baffled. Doesn't seem to be critical as far as I can tell at this point, but I would love to understand what's been installed on my machine and what "Personal" means.
11-06-2019 01:45 AM - edited 11-06-2019 01:47 AM
It will be limited to one user (Admin or Standard) if the installation location is in user directory. Edge insider Canary does that, installs it on App data in user directory.
Edge dev 80 installs in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application"
Edge beta 79 installs in: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application"
11-06-2019 04:23 PM
@HotCakeX Hmmm... So somehow it sounds like my initial attempt with the Chrome Dev channel got installed into the AppData folder for my user rather than under Program Files. Is there a way to change that? Uninstalling it and reinstalling it didn't manage to.
11-07-2019 12:21 AM