Switching From Chrome to Microsoft Edge – A Stupid 4-Hour Brain Fart
I’ve been a devoted Google Chrome user for a very long time, but lately, I’ve started to notice how poorly my old laptop performs when I use it. My laptop starts to sound like the engines of a jet aircraft are revving up and taking off as the CPU usage skyrockets and the cooling fans are turned up to maximum speed.
I’ve been putting it off because my laptop is so bad. Although being so clunky is a contributing factor, Google Chrome is also to blame for the system running hot. The latter I only recently discovered after reading a post by blogger dezbee2008, dubbed “The Most Inconsistent Person in the World,” who discussed how they were switching from Chrome to Microsoft Edge. You should read that post because it contains a ton of useful information about the reasons why you might want to change things as well. Their post is what helped me make the change.
So why did switching from Chrome to Microsoft Edge take me over 4 hours to do?
Well, I updated Microsoft Edge and transferred all of my bookmarks from the Chrome browser to Edge. Since Edge was missing all the cookies required for automatic login on all of my favorite and frequently visited websites, I then went on to sign into all of my accounts. Everything went smoothly up until the point when I had to log into my Google account.
Because many of the apps I use on my website and other websites automatically log us in using our Google accounts, I had to log into my Google account. The issue I encountered was that every time I attempted to log into my Google account, it kept telling me that my password was incorrect. I verified it by checking it three times in total. The password was accurate. I asked myself, “What the hell is happening!?”
The first thing that came to mind was that Google was taking advantage of the fact that I wasn’t using their browser by making it difficult for me to switch. So I went online and started doing some rabbit holing. It seems like a lot of people are experiencing the same problem.
I examined every remedy that people claimed had produced results. I reset the Edge browser, deleted the Microsoft Edge App files, rebooted, deleted cookies, ran a script to restore Edge to its factory default settings, and so on and so forth. Nothing worked!
The conspiracy thoughts came rushing into my head. They didn’t want me to be switching from Chrome to Microsoft Edge and they were doing this to everyone who is switching from Chrome to Microsoft Edge. This has to be illegal! I’m going to call the Media and report them! I’ve wasted over 4 hours trying to figure this out only to be screwed over by Google because they didn’t want me to switch! They were preventing me from switching from Chrome to Microsoft Edge!!!
Then I glanced up at the sign-in email address that I was using.
There was a typo in my email address.