Fix: Microsoft Edge Slow and Unresponsive

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The improvement in the Microsoft Edge browser is quite fascinating. Still, there are some individuals who are troubled by its slow browsing speed. So here, I’ve decided to list a bunch of workarounds to Fix Microsoft Edge Slow and Unresponsive. To help my readers benefit from this free web browser for PC.

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5 Ways to Fix Microsoft Edge Slow and Unresponsive

Clear Browser Data

Microsoft Edge Slow

  • Launch Microsoft Edge on your computer.
  • Press CTRL + Shift + Delete button or navigate to Menu >> History >> Clear Browsing Data
  • Select Time Range as All Time
  • Click on the Clear Data button.

Tweak Hosts File

Microsoft Edge Slow and Unresponsive

  • Launch the file explorer and navigate to the following address:
    • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  • Right-click on the Hosts file and select Open with
  • Choose Notepad to open the Hosts file
  • Erase the available scripts and replace them with the following script:
    • # 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:
      #
      # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
      # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
      # localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
      # 127.0.0.1 localhost
      # ::1 localhost
  • Save changes and close Notepad.

Delete Unwanted Edge Extensions

  • Open Edge and navigate to the edge://extensions/ using the URL address bar.
  • Toggle off the unwanted extensions.
  • Delete the ones that you want to get rid of.

Reinstall Microsoft Edge

Fix Microsoft Edge Slow and Unresponsive

  • Press Win + X keys simultaneously
  • Click on Windows PowerShell (Admin)
  • Execute the following command:
    • Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}
  • After the successful execution of the command, restart your PC.

Check Your Network’s Health

There’s a slight chance that Microsoft Edge Slow and Unresponsive behavior is caused due to a slow internet connection. So it’s better to check if that’s not the case. And if the internet is troubling you, contact your ISP to improve your internet browsing speed.

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