How to Download Using Microsoft Edge

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After clicking on a link to download, you will get a warning message as shown in the image.  Move the mouse cursor to the right of the file name and click on the 3 horizontal dots.

Click on “Keep” in the drop-down menu.

Click on “Show more” in warning box.

From the menu that opens up select “Keep anyway”.

Click on “Open file” to start the installation.

Click on “More info” when the next dialogue box opens.

Click on the “Run anyway” button at the bottom.

Microsoft Edge

Steps to change Windows SmartScreen settings in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Click on the horizontal 3 dots upper right.
  2. Click on “Settings”
  3. Click on “Privacy, search, and services”.
  4. Scroll down to “Security” and disable “Microsoft Defender
  5. Download and Save the file to the desktop. Right click on the file
    and select “Properties”. Go to the bottom and select “unblock”.

Windows 10 Safe Mode

If you are having a problem with your anti-virus program such as Norton, Mcafee etc. not allowing you to download,  you may have to re-start Windows in safe mode.

  1. Press the Windows key + R.  and type in “msconfig” (minus the quotes). Click on OK.
  2. Click on the boot tab. Select “Safe Boot” and minimal. Click on OK and then re-start the computer.
  3. Download the starter pack and install.
  4. To go back to normal Windows startup follow step 1 and in step 2 select “Normal Startup”. Re-start the computer.