[Tip] How to install classic Edge with EPUB reading function

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by winnet, Oct 14, 2021 at 09:43.

  1. winnet

    winnet MDL Novice

    Jun 13, 2013
    As we know, the new Edge browser replaces the classic version of the App but many people still want to read EPUB file in classic Edge environment. Comparing with many EPUB readers, the classic Edge is fast with beautiful UI and it can render the EPUB page based on the CSS defined in the file rather than common styles.

    How to install the classic Edge? Here is the tip:

    First, you need Windows 10 LTSC 2019. This edition of Windows is designed for enterprise and only receives security updates. That means the version number is fixed but you are still covered with security updates. Windows 10 LTSC doesn't preinstalled with Edge browser so that we can install the specific versions of Edge we want.

    The Edge browser which contains EPUB reading function is in the 1809 version, the first release version not the updated version. For example, the image named "en_windows_10_consumer_edition_version_1809_updated_sept_2018_x64_dvd_5c2f3f9a" contains this version. So, find the ISO file is the second step. Please note that any version higher than this will not work!

    Mount the ISO and copy the "install.wim" from "\sources" folder. For example, copy to "D:\image\install.wim".
    Download Dism++. Run Dism++ and mount the "install.wim" to the output folder. For example, copy to "D:\image\output".

    Donwload SXSExtractor and extract cab files from the output folder.
    Link: pan.baidu.com/s/1T1EbCgikDqwY7Wux90FvKg
    Code: 3n1n

    Here are the steps:
    1. Open "_Helper\SxSExport.cmd" with Notepad. Edit "set Path_Image=D:\output\Windows" and save.
    2. Run Start.cmd and it will create "_Packagelist_Base.txt".
    3. Search the number marked in "Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser-Package" in "_Packagelist_Base.txt".
    4. Input the number in the console and it will extract cabs to "\Output" folder.
    5. Get "Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser-Package-amd64-10.0.17763.1.cab" and "Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser-Package-amd64-10.0.17763.1-en-US.cab" in "\Output" folder. The name of language pack may be different if not English version.
    6. Run CMD as Administrator with following command:

    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:"Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser-Package-amd64-10.0.17763.1.cab" /packagepath:"Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser-Package-amd64-10.0.17763.1-en-US.cab"
    PowerShell dir $env:windir\SystemApps\*edge*\AppxManifest.xml ^|Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register

    Now the classic Edge is installed on Windows 10 LTSC. It will not be updated by Windows update. Install Store app If you need other apps that not included in LTSC edition.