Fix: Microsoft Edge is Slow on Windows 10

According to various tests, Microsoft Edge is a very fast browser, even faster than Chrome. But, some users reported that for some reason, Microsoft Edge on their computers runs very slow. So, we prepared a couple of solutions to help those who are facing this issue to use Microsoft Edge at its full speed.

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How To Fix The Problem With Slow Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Solution 1 – Set the New Location For Temporary Files

While resolving other problems on your computer, you probably run some troubleshooter, which corrupted your Temporary Internet Files folder, which means there’s no allotted cache space for Edge to work properly. To ‘re-gain’ Temporary Files directory, and make your Microsoft Edge work normally, follow these steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer (not Edge)
  2. Click on the Gear icon, and select Internet Options
  3. On the General tab, under Browsing History, go to Settings
  4. On the Temporary Internet Files tab, click on Move folder…
  5. Choose the new location for “Temporary Internet Files” folder (like C:\Users\yourname)
  6. Then set the Disk Space to use 1024MB and click OK edge slow windows 10
  7. Open Microsoft Edge, and see if the browsing is now faster]

Solution 2 – Clear Cache And Browsing History

Piled up cache and browsing history can also cause your Edge browser (and any other browser) to run slow. So, just make sure that you’ve cleared the browser’s cache and browsing and maybe Microsoft Edge will run faster. You can clear all browsing data you want, directly from the browser, and here’s exactly how:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click on the dotted menu
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Under Clear browsing data, click on Choose what to clear
  4. Choose Browsing history and Cached data and files and click on Clear microsoft edge works slow

You can also use some third-party software to clean your browsing data. If you decide to do that, I recommend you CCleaner, because it’s extremely simple to use, and very effective as well. You just have to open the program, check Internet cache, and other internet files, under Microsoft Edge (you have to do that only once), and hit Analyze, and then Clean when the analysis is finished.  But to clean Edge files with CCleaner, you have to download the latest version of the software, so check the official site for download.

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Solution 3 – Reset Hosts File

Some users also reported that resetting Windows’ hosts file also solves the problem with slow Microsoft Edge. So, to reset this file, follow these instructions:

  1. Open File Explorer, and paste the following into the search bar:
    • %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc
  2. Now, right-click on hots file, choose Open with, and choose Notepad
  3. Replace the text from the file with the following text:
    • # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
      # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
      # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
      # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
      # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
      # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
      # space.
      # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
      # lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
      # For example:
      # # source server
      # # x client host
      # localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
      # localhost
      # ::1 localhost
  4. Close Notepad, and save the changes

Solution 4 – Check Your Internet Connection

And finally, maybe your problem with slow browsing isn’t related to Microsoft Edge at all. So, if you tried all of the steps above, you should check if your internet connection is alright. In case you notice some problems, you can check out our article about connection problems in Windows 10, and maybe you’ll find the solution.

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I hope this article helped you to solve problem with slow Microsoft Edge, if you have any questions, or comments, just reach for the comment section below. Also, if you have any other problems with Microsoft Edge, check out our article about fixing Edge problems in Windows 10, and maybe you’ll find the solution.

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  • 7%solution

    Perhaps self driving cars will finally force congress and states to fix our road system.

  • I Smith

    .. Solution 1 does NOT move Edge temporary internet files (only IE.. any version)

  • M Wilkens

    Using Google Chrome made Edge run a lot faster… It doesn’t load my pages quicker than ever!

  • I__AM__GOD

    # is a REM. It is like having nothing in the hosts file. The lines are ignored, so are not necessary.

  • benito03

    Used 1st Solution and it helped! Tnx a lot 🙂

  • brucefl56

    They need to fix the problem I have tried some of the solutions and they do not work. Have not tried the host file yet. When I first installed Windows 10 and Edge last year it seemed faster than it is now. I also have trouble with it keeping up with typing in some forums.

  • M. Jesús S. Vásquez

    Solution 1 – Set the New Location For Temporary Files
    This solution fixed my problem with slow browser 🙂 Thanks a lot… I am back to normal…

  • flying_coaster

    Remove the shortcuts to that and that other piece of crap Microsoft browser, and just download firefox. or that resource hogging spyware google puts out…

  • Yaspar

    The first suggestion worked for me. Thank you!