I replaced the hard drive in a dell computer. installed windows-7 trying to install microsoft edge but keep getting an error
could not connect to internet. My internet connection is working. any help would be greatly appreciated.
When you reinstalled Windows 7 (note the fact that it's no longer supported), MS says you have to do the following to use Edge.
For Windows 8.1, there are no prerequisites to apply this update.
For Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you must have the following updates installed before you apply this update. If you use Windows Update, these updates will be offered automatically as needed.
You must have the SHA-2 update (KB4474419) that is dated September 23, 2019 or a later SHA-2 update installed and then restart your device before you apply this update. If you use Windows Update, the latest SHA-2 update will be offered to you automatically. For more information about SHA-2 updates, see 2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows and WSUS.
To keep your browser secure and up to date, you are asked to accept automatic updates. By clicking Accept and get started you enable Microsoft Edge to update automatically so that you can always have the latest improvements. These updates are independent of your Windows update settings.
Windows 7 support ended on January 14, 2020. Although Microsoft Edge helps keep your device helps secure on the web, your device may still be vulnerable to security risks. We recommend that you move to a supported operating system.
You must restart your device after you apply this update.
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