Microsoft intercept Firefox/Chrome installs

Next bad behavior from Microsoft. Users of Windows 10 version 1809 Insider Builds experience a surprise when trying to install Firefox or Google Chrome. Windows 10 intercepts this install and shows a 'Please use Edge box'.


Martin Brinkmann has pointed out the newest issue with Windows 10 version 1809 Insider Preview via Twitter.

If you try to install Firefox or Chrome browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, this install gets intercepted. The user will see the message shown within the above tweet with a note to use Edge. So it's the next Mega fail from Microsoft, as several Tweets indicates:

The tweet below expresses exactly my thoughts – what do you think about such actions from Microsoft? A sign of decline of the company – and time for the EU Competition Commission to take the next step against Microsoft?


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4 Responses to Microsoft intercept Firefox/Chrome installs

  1. Crysta T Lacey says:


    Ever consider using the site?

    Chrome for Work:

    That is the way I always install Chrome, works great.


    • guenni says:

      I've blogged about Google Chrome for enterprise – thx. For my own system, I'm using Chrome portable.

  2. EP says:


    read this recent Softpedia news article:

    the feature of "intercepting" firefox/chrome installs in the 1809 insider preview release has been taken down by MS

    • guenni says:

      I noticed that it was experimental and has been withdrawn. But the thing is: They are asking for 'trust' and then try such bullshit over and over again (like teenagers in puberty, imho).

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