Is Microsoft Edge crashing for you? We have fixes for that

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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  • Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10.
  • Many users reported certain issues, and according to them, Edge crashes on their PC.
  • To fix this problem, you need to reinstall Edge from the PowerShell or disable your extensions.
  • We covered Edge news and guides in our Edge hub, so be sure to check it out for more useful information.
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Microsoft introduced Edge instead of Internet Explorer and it was pretty well-accepted. Users are satisfied with the new features that Edge offers and also with the fact that it’s much faster than its predecessor.

But even this browser could crash from time to time, and in this article, you’ll find out what to do if that happens.

Both in the Windows Insider Program and after the upgrade to the full version of Windows 10, some users have reported that when they start the Microsoft Edge, they’re not able to do anything.

The browser just crashes and various error codes appear.

Luckily, there’s a solution for this strange Microsoft Edge problem, and all you have to do fix it is to write a few command lines in the PowerShell.

How can I fix Microsoft Edge crashes?

  1. Run PowerShell
  2. Disable your extensions
  3. Switch to UR Browser

1. Run PowerShell

  1. Press Windows key + X and open the Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. In the Command Prompt, type in Powershell and press Enter
  3. Paste the following line into the PowerShell window and press Enter
    • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}
  4. Wait until it’s completed, and C: > Users > yourusername> will appear on the screen when the process is completed
  5. Reboot your computer and try to open Edge again

2. Disable your extensions

Sometimes, your browser extensions may cause Edge to crash. In order to quickly identify the culprit, you need to disable all the browser add-ons and extensions and then re-enable them one by one.

Once you’ve identified the culprit, you need to permanently delete it from your computer.

3. Switch to UR Browser

Well, if nothing worked, you can also install a different browser on your computer.  And we can gladly recommend UR Browser as your primary or at least secondary browser.

It comes with a variety of features and it’s, although still in Beta, quite reliable and stable.

The small team behind UR Browser made it privacy-oriented and by strict EU standards.

You have a choice between a variety of search engines, 3 privacy modes you can apply to each website individually, the built-in VPN and antivirus… The list goes on and on.

Check it out today and see for yourself.

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That’s it, I hope that you’ll be able to surf the internet with Microsoft Edge normally again, after performing this fix.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or you may be faced with another problem with Microsoft Edge, tell us in the comments, and we’ll try to find a suitable solution for you.

Also, if you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

FAQ: Learn more about Microsoft Edge

  • Why does Microsoft Edge keep crashing?

If Microsoft Edge keeps crashing, the problem might be a corrupted Edge installation, so you’ll have to reinstall Edge.

  • How do I fix Microsoft Edge?

You can fix most Microsoft Edge issues simply by resetting Edge to default or by reinstalling it.

  • How do I reinstall Edge?

To reinstall Edge, open the PowerShell and run the Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose} command.

  • Can I uninstall Microsoft Edge?

Yes, you can remove Microsoft Edge from your PC, but some components might rely on Edge, so you might encounter issues if you remove it completely.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been since revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.