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Microsoft Edge Running Slow not responding (Solved)

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Windows 11 and Windows 10 that offers a range of features designed to enhance your browsing experience. The edge browser receives regular updates with the latest bug fixes, security enhancements, and sometimes new features. However, like any software, it can sometimes encounter performance issues that may lead to sluggishness. Users report Microsoft Edge is very slow or Responding, For others, the Edge browser takes time to load webpages, and Images on web pages don’t load in a proper way.  This article explores the reason behind Microsoft Edge slow performance and various strategies to optimize Microsoft Edge and ensure it runs smoothly on your system.

Why is Microsoft Edge Very slow?

There are several common reasons why Microsoft Edge may experience sluggish performance.

Over time, Edge collects cookies, cached files, and browsing history. This accumulation can lead to slower loading times and responsiveness. While extensions can add functionality to the browser, some poorly optimized or overly complex ones can consume a significant amount of system resources, leading to a slower browsing experience.

Using an outdated version of Edge can result in performance issues. Having numerous tabs open simultaneously can strain system resources, especially if those tabs are loaded with content-rich websites. Again Malicious software can significantly impact browser performance. They may run in the background, consuming system resources and slowing down Edge.

Update Microsoft Edge

Updating the browser helps ensure users have the latest, most relevant solutions to common issues, keeping the information accurate and helpful. It also addresses new problems, reflects interface changes, and incorporates user feedback for an improved experience. This helps build trust and credibility with users.

Clear Browsing Data

Most of the 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 recommended 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.

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.

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.

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 it’s 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.

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 optimizing 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. 

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 to resolve 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 the 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)

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.

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

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} 

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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