Microsoft edge not updating on windows 11 (7 solutions to apply)

New updates not only add new features to the browser but also eliminate any known bugs and issues. Here is how to fix If your Microsoft Edge browser is not updating automatically.


Microsoft Edge, the default web browser on Windows 11, is Popular for its sleek interface and robust features. The company regularly Update Microsoft Edge with the latest bug fixes, Security enhancements and includes new features. And it is set to install updates automatically to protect against malware, phishing, and cyberattacks. Latest Microsoft Edge updates often improve speed, stability, and compatibility with modern websites. Keeping your browsers updated is important, however, at times you may experience Microsoft Edge not updating on Windows 11. Several users report Microsoft Edge fails to download updates or the browser not working on Windows 11. This article explores the reason behind this and how to update Microsoft Edge Manually on your device.

How to update Microsoft Edge

Update Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 is a simple and straightforward process. First, ensure you have a stable internet connection as the browser will need to download the update from its server.

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  • First Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three horizontal dots in the top-right corner to access the menu.
  • From there, select “Settings” and then choose “About Microsoft Edge” from the left sidebar.
  • The browser will automatically check for updates and prompt you to install any available updates.

update microsoft edge

Alternatively, you can open the Edge menu, -> help and feedback then click About Microsoft Edge to check for later updates.

Also, you can download the Microsoft Edge offline installer on the Microsoft update catalog to get install the latest Edge version on your PC.

Microsoft Edge not updating

Keeping your browsers updated is important to eliminate any known bugs and issues, and optimize overall browser performance. However, sometimes Microsoft Edge browser not updating or fails to update.

Problem with an internet connection, or if due to some reason browser installation is damaged or corrupted, it may cause difficulty Update Microsoft Edge. Again Accumulated cache and cookies can interfere with updates Clearing them might resolve the issue. Security software can sometimes block the update process, again Misconfigured browser settings or update settings can hinder the process.

Check Your Internet Connection

The first step in troubleshooting any update issue is to ensure your internet connection is stable. A weak or intermittent connection can prevent Microsoft Edge from downloading updates.

You can use various online tools like or to check the speed and stability of your internet connection.

check Internet speed

In addition, A ping test helps determine the latency or delay between your computer and a remote server. Press the Windows key + R, type ping -t and click ok. Observe the results. Consistently high ping times or dropped packets could indicate a connectivity issue.

Ping command

If necessary, restart your router, Also If you’re using a Wi-Fi connection, try switching to a wired connection and try updating it again.

Restart and Reopen Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge may fail to update due to a temporary glitch. Sometimes, a simple restart can do wonders, it refreshes the process, clears temp glitches, and most probably fix the update problem.

Close all instances of Microsoft Edge and reopen it. This action can sometimes trigger any pending updates.

  • Launch the Task Manager using Ctrl + shift + Esc
  • Right-click on Microsoft Edge, and select End task.
  • Reopen Microsoft Edge and check if the problem persists.

Microsoft Edge end task

Update windows 11

The latest Windows 11 updates come with the latest bug fixes, improvements and compatibility updates that could address issues related to Microsoft Edge and its updates. Edge updates are often linked to the overall Windows system updates. Let’s check and install the latest Windows 11 updates before update the Microsoft Edge browser.

  • Press the Windows key + X and select settings
  • Go to Windows Update and hit the check for updates button,
  • If there are pending updates, allow them to download and install
  • Once done, reboot your computer to apply them and then try updating Edge again.

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Update Windows 11 can potentially resolve issues related to Microsoft Edge updates, as it brings a range of improvements and compatibility enhancements.

Restart Microsoft Edge Update Service

Microsoft Edge Update Service is a critical service that ensures Microsoft Edge is up to date. If due to some reason, this service is not running, Microsoft Edge may fail to download any new updates.

  • Press the Windows key + R, type services.msc and click ok
  • Scroll down to locate the Microsoft Edge update service, right-click on it select restart.
  • If the service not started, double-click on it to open Microsoft Edge Update Service properties,
  • Change the Startup type to Automatic and click the Start button under the Service status option.
  • Click Apply and OK to save the changes.

Restart microsoft edge update service

Use the Microsoft Store Troubleshooter

The built-in Microsoft Store apps troubleshooter is helpful eliminate most of the UWP app issues include Microsoft Edge on Windows 11. The troubleshooter is designed to automatically identify and fix common issues that may be preventing Windows Store apps, including Microsoft Edge, from functioning correctly.

  • Press the Windows key + X and select settings
  • Go to system then troubleshoot and click on Other troubleshooters,
  • Click Run next to Windows Store apps and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • After running the troubleshooter, try updating the Microsoft Edge again.

Windows store app troubleshooter

Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

Accumulated cache and cookies can interfere with updates. Clearing the browser cache and cookies in Microsoft Edge can indeed be beneficial in resolving update issues.

  • Open Microsoft Edge, Click on the three dots (…) in the top-right corner.
  • Go to Settings > Privacy, search, and services.
  • Under Clear browsing data, click on Choose what to clear.
  • Select Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.
  • Set the Time range to All time and Click on Clear now.

Clear cache in Microsoft Edge

By clearing these, you provide a clean slate for Edge, reducing the chances of hindrances to updates and potentially improving overall browser performance.

Repair Microsoft Edge

Windows 11 includes a repair feature that can be used to resolve minor app issues, including the Microsoft Edge not updating problem on your PC.

  • Right-click on Windows 11 start menu select Installed Apps
  • Scroll down to locate Microsoft Edge, Click the three-dots menu icon next to it and choose Modify.

Edge modify option

  • In the Repair Microsoft Edge WebView window, click the Repair button.

Repair edge windows 11
Note: Ensure the Internet connection working as it downloads fresh Microsoft Edge files from the server.

After the repair process is complete, check if you can update Microsoft Edge.

Disable Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Extensions expand the browser functionality, but sometimes it may be the reason behind Microsoft Edge problems. Disabling extensions can help eliminate potential conflicts and pave the way for a smoother update process.

  • Launch Microsoft Edge, Click on the three horizontal dots (…) in the top-right corner to open the menu.
  • Select Extensions from the dropdown menu, then Manage Extensions.

Manage Extensions

  • You’ll see a list of installed extensions. Toggle off the switch next to each extension to disable them, Also there is remove option to delete it from Edge.

Remove edge extensions

After disabling the extensions, restart Microsoft Edge and Try running the update process again to see if the issue persists.

In addition, Microsoft recommends, “Verifying Trusted Sites for Microsoft Edge Updates. Ensure that both (used for update checks) and * (for initial installs and updates) are permitted.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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