Microsoft edge slow and unresponsive after windows 10 21H2 upgrade? Here how to fix

Microsoft edge slow and unresponsive after windows 10 21H2 upgrade? A number of users experience edge is stuck on a webpage and not responding. Again, It is performing slower than before. And overall Microsoft edge has become really unstable for some. If you are one of them struggling Microsoft edge slow performance, here how to make Microsoft edge faster.

There are the various reasons, behind edge slowing down and not responding problem. it possible your temporary Internet files are corrupted, which means there’s no available space for Edge to work properly. Also system files corrupted and system not responding or any startup service conflict may also cause this issue.

Make Microsoft edge faster

First of all, disable antivirus software and open the edge browser check if it’s running smoothly.

Disable VPN if configured.

If this is the first time you notice Microsoft Edge Acting Slow, we recommend perform Windows clean boot and open the web browser that helps if startup service conflict causing the issue.

Clear Cache, Cookie and History

Lets clear cache, cookies and histories of MS Edge. as discussed before, Problematic or excessive cookies and cache can reduce web browser’s performance. Like other browsers, You can easily clear those files from the edge.

  • Open the Settings menu by clicking on the three dots button from the top right corner.
  • Now, Choose Settings, then Privacy & security
  • under browsing data, Click on Choose what to clear.
  • Mark everything you want to clear and at last click on Clear button
  • Now close and reopen edge browser check this time its running smoothly.

Disable All Extensions

If you are using several extensions, You can try disabling them to check and determine if Any of your extensions may affect browser performance. To do it –

  • Open Settings Menu and go to Extensions.
  • Now, Click on and Extension and you will have all related settings of that.
  • Switch off the extensions by toggling the appropriate on-off button.

Repair or Reset Microsoft Edge

Still browser not performing well? lets repair or reset Microsoft edge to default state. By resetting your browser, it automatically takes your browser configuration back to default. This will help to ensure whether the installed plugins or changed settings cause the slowness.

Note: Repair will not delete any of the historical data stored on the browser but resetting will delete the history, preferences and sign-in details.

  • Press “Windows + I” keyboard shortcut keys to open Windows Settings app
  • Click on “Apps” then apps and features,
  • now scroll down on the left pane to locate “Microsoft Edge”.
  • Click on it and then click on the “Advanced options” link.

Edge advanced options

  • On the next screen, scroll down and click the “Repair” button. Y
  • you will see Windows relaunch Edge; check the sites are loading faster now.
  • If the problem is not resolved, go back to the app settings and try “Reset” option.

reset edge

Reinstall Edge browser in Windows 10

If none above solution worked for here follow steps below to Reinstall Edge browser in Windows 10

  • Press Windows + E to open file explorer
  • click on view and check mark on Hidden Items.

show hidden items on windows 10

  • Next navigate to following path : C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages
  • Note: %username% should be your current windows login username.
  • Here on packages folder scroll down and look for the folder named MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. 
  • When you got Right-click the folder and navigate to properties.
  • Here on “Attributes” uncheck the read-only box if it is checked. Otherwise, you should not be able to delete the package.
  • click apply and ok to make save changes.

MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

  • Now open MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and delete all content inside the folder.
  • Next, go back, right click  MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and delete it.
  • Thats all you’ve successfully removed Edge, Next you’re going to need to get it back.

Reinstall Edge Browser

After delete edge browser we are going to reinstall edge browser using power shell, Let’s see how to do.

First, open powershell as an administrator.

When PowerShell prompt opens type below command and hit the enter key to execute the same.

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

Reinstall or re-register default Windows apps in Windows 10

That’s it Edge Browser should now be reinstalled and refreshed. You can now restart Windows 10 in normal mode. And check Edge Browser working without any problem.

Create New User Account

Creating a new user account will generate new edge browser profile and with new profile setting hope, edge will run smoother. On Microsoft forum users report after creating a new user profile for Windows 10 edge browser problem get fixed. you can also try this option and create a new user account by following bellow.

To Create a user account on windows simply open command prompt as administrator. you can do this by type cmd on start menu search on search results right click on command prompt and select run as administrator. Next type below command and hit enter key To create a new user account.

net user % usre name % %password% /add

command to create new user account 

Note: %user name % change your new create username.
%password %: Type password for your new created User account.
Ex : net user admin p@ss /add

you will get an out message the command completed successfully. That means user account created successfully. Now Logoff From Current user Account and login with New created User account. Open the Edge Browser check working normally without any problem crashes, not responding etc.

Some Other solutions suggested by users to Fix edge Browser problems on windows 10 computer.

Repair Corrupted System Files

Also, Corrupted system files can cause different errors on windows computers and may this edge not responding is caused due to system file corruption. We recommend to Repair windows system files by following bellow.

Click on Start menu scroll down -> click Windows System option  -> Right-click the Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
Now Run the following command lines one by one hit enter key to execute the command.

  • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
  • DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • SFC/scannow

Note: the scanning process will take some time to complete the scan and repair process, wait until 100% complete the process.

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