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Fix Microsoft Edge Browser Running Slow In Windows 10

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With Windows 10 Microsoft Introduced brand new Microsoft Edge Browser with a minimal design that focus on web content. Also Edge Browser is the Default Web Browser on windows 10 which Feature replace lazy Internet Explorer. According to various tests, Microsoft Edge is a very fast browser, even faster than Chrome. It starts under 2 seconds, loads web pages faster, and is low on system resources as well. But, some users reported that for some reason, Microsoft Edge Browser Running Slow. Images on webpages don’t load in a proper way, Not Responding At startup, Even Not open.

If you think Edge Browser Running Slow for you, or suffering with problem Edge Browser not responding, Crashes on Windows 10, Here apply bellow solutions to Optimize Edge Browser performance and fix these Edge Browser Crashes issue.




Fix Edge Browser Running Slow

Before Apply Bellow any solution first understand where the issue which cause Edge Browser Running slow, not respond or crashes. Mostly this issue cause due to online virus or programs, Lots of extension install, corrupt update install, Junk and cache files etc. Lets apply bellow solutions to fix this issue.

Note : Apply bellow solutions can cause you lose your favorites, history, and settings. Before, you move forward, it’s recommended that you perform a full backup or create a system restore point .

Clear Browsing Data

Most of times Web browser start misbehave when the browsing data get corrupt. And same thing with Microsoft Edge Will cause The browser not responding, running slow and crashes. Clear the Browsing data, is the first recommend solution to fix edge browser issue.

To Clear browser history, cache etc Open edge Browser, Click on More Actions icon showing as 3 dots on the uppermost right corner of the browser. Scroll down and select Settings at the Bottom on the hanging drop down. At the widened pop up at the right side click Choose what to clear button at the bottom.

choose what to clear
choose what to clear

Here Choose what things you want to clear fallow by cached data and files, Download history, Passwords. And click on Show more to access more advanced options include Media, licenses, Pop-up exceptions, location permissions etc. select all and click on Clear.

clear browsing data on edge
clear browsing data on edge browser

uninstall Edge extensions

Again If you have installed number of extensions, it’s a good solution to turn off them all the extensions. If the issue persists even after turning off all extensions, uninstall them to check if the Edge browser is slow because of one of these extensions.

To turn off or uninstall an extension:

Open Edge Browser Click the three dots icon (…) located just below the close button and then click Extensions As shown bellow image.

open Extensions on edge
open Extensions on edge

Click on the name of an extension to see its settings. Click the Turn off option to turn off the extension. And To uninstall the extension, click the Uninstall button. We recommend you turn off all extensions first, check the browser speed and then uninstall extensions only if required. Now Restart your windows computer and open Edge Browser check This time its running normally, If not fallow next step.

Enable TCP Fast Open

The old T/TCP system is substituted with a new extension called TCP Fast Open. It is evaluated as faster and incorporates some basic encryption. Users report After enabling this option, the page loading time increases by 10% to 40%.

To Enable TCP fast option first Launch the Edge browser on your screen.  Here Inside the URL field, type in about:flags and press Enter. This will open Developer settings and Experimental features.




Next, underneath Experimental features, scroll down until you come to the heading, Networking. There, checkmark Enable TCP Fast Open option.

Enable TCP fast open
Enable TCP fast open on Edge Browser

Finally, restart the Edge browser by closing and reopening it, Check this time Edge Browser running smoothly.  If not fallow next solution.

Set Edge to Open With a Blank Page

Normally When you open the Edge browser, by default the start page loads MSN. Loaded with higher resolution images and slideshows, this makes Edge littler slower. Disable this MSN load startup, and Start Edge browser with a blank page will helpful for optimize Edge browser performance.

Start the Edge browser and click More (. . .) button and click Settings. Inside the Settings pane, click the drop-down of Open Microsoft Edge with and choose New tab page. Again click the drop-down corresponding to the setting Open new tabs with. There, select the option A blank page As shown bellow image. 

How to Open Microsoft Edge with a blank page
Open Microsoft Edge with a blank page

That’s all close Edge Browser and restart This time Edge browser and its will start with a blank page. which reduce the startup load time and make browser faster.

Set New Location For Temporary Files

Also Some Users report Set a new location for Temporary Files, can help resolving the issue. To Set New location for Temporary files on Windows 10. Open Internet explorer ( note : Not edge Browser ) -> Click on the Gear icon, and select Internet Options.

Here on General tab, under Browsing History, go to Settings. On the Temporary Internet Files tab, click on Move folder. Here Choose the new location for “Temporary Internet Files” folder (like C:Usersyourname)

Set New Location For Temporary Files
Set New Location For Temporary Files

Then set the Disk Space to use 1024MB and click OK, Restart windows and Open Microsoft Edge, and see if the browsing is now faster

Repair the Edge browser

If After perform Above solutions ( clean browser data uninstalling extensions, Enable TCP Fast Open etc ) Still Facing problem Edge Browser running slow, Not responding on startup, Then Repair the Edge Browser is a good applicable solution to fix this issue.




First Close the Edge browser, if it’s running. click on Windows 10 Start menu -> Settings -> Navigate to Apps > Apps & features. Here scroll down and Click on Microsoft Edge -> Advanced options link.

repair Edge Browser
repair Edge Browser

Next Click the Repair button to repair the Edge browser. That’s it!  If After Repair Still you think Edge Browser not running smoothly for you then you can go for Reset Edge Browser to default settings. you can do the same by click Reset option next to repair button as shown bellow image.

Reset edge browser
Reset edge browser

Re-register Microsoft Edge Browser

You are still Reading this means above solutions not fixed your problem, Re-register Microsoft Edge Browser is Also a good working solution to Fix Different Edge Browser issues. For This Boot windows into safe mode. Then navigate to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Note : Replace User name with your windows user name. And make sure Show Hidden Files and folders are enabled. 

Remove all data inside folder Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. Now open windows power shell as administrator And type bellow command And hit enter key to execute the command.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose} 

command to reset edge browser
command to reset edge browser

After execute the command Simply Restart windows and open Edge Browser Hope this time Edge Browser Run smoothly without any problem.

These are some best working solutions to fix Edge Browser Running Slow, Microsoft Edge Browser not responding, Crashes at startup problem on Windows 10 computer. I hope after apply these solutions Your Edge browser issue will get solved and You will experience faster smoother optimized edge browser. Still have any query, suggestion Feel free to comment bellow. Also Read from blog Fix Hmm we can’t reach this page error in microsoft edge.

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