Microsoft edge Browser running slow ? Here how to fix and speedup

If you find your Microsoft Edge browser running slow on Windows 11, here are several steps you can take to diagnose and fix these issues.

Did you notice Microsoft edge Browser running slow? Microsoft Edge Not Responding at Startup, Edge Browser takes more than a few seconds to load websites? Here is every possible solution to fix Buggy Edge Browser and speed up Microsoft Edge browser performance.

According to various tests, Microsoft Edge is a very fast browser, even faster than Chrome. It starts in under 2 seconds, loads web pages faster, and is low on system resources as well. However, some users reported that for some reason, Microsoft Edge on their computers runs very slow. Others report After Installing Windows 11, the Edge browser not responding, and it takes more than a few seconds to load websites. If you are also struggling with a similar problem, here is how to fix amd make Microsoft Edge fast.

Why Microsoft Edge is running slow

There are several possible reasons why Edge is running slow, accumulated cache and cookies, outdated browser version, too many extensions or software conflict are common.  Sometimes, the issue might not be with Edge but with your internet connection. Ensure you’re connected to a stable and fast network.

Clear Browsing Data

Over time, accumulated browsing data can slow down your browser. Clearing this data can significantly improve Edge’s performance.

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots (…) in the upper-right corner.
  • Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Privacy, search, and services.
  • Under Clear browsing data, click Choose what to clear.
  • Select the data types you want to remove (e.g., browsing history, cookies, cached images and files) and click Clear now.

Edge clear cache and cookies

Disable All Edge Browser Extensions

Extensions can be useful, but having too many active can slow down your browser. Disable any extensions you don’t need to check if the Edge browser is slow because of one of these extensions.

To Disable extensions on Microsoft Edge

  • Click on the three dots (…) and go to Extensions.
  • Toggle off the extensions you don’t use frequently.

Disable or remove Edge extensions

Update Microsoft Edge

Also Ensuring your browser is up-to-date can resolve many performance issues.

  • Click on the three dots (…) and select Help and feedback.
  • Click About Microsoft Edge.
  • Edge will check for updates and install them if available.

Update edge browser

Check for Malware

Again Malware can significantly degrade browser performance. Use Windows Security or third-party antivirus to run a full system scan.

  • Open Settings and go to Privacy & security.
  • Click on Windows Security and select Virus & Threat Protection.
  • Click Quick Scan or Full Scan for a more thorough check.

Full scan with windows security

Tweak Edge browser Settings

Still need help, Tweaking some of Edge’s settings can enhance performance.

  • Go to Settings > System and performance.
  • Ensure that Startup boost is turned on.
  • Disable Use hardware acceleration when available if enabled. Restart Edge to see if there’s any improvement.

Free Up System Resources

Low system resources can impact Edge’s speed. Close unnecessary applications to free up memory and CPU.

  • Open Task Manager.
  • Identify and close high-resource-consuming processes under the Processes tab.

Reset Microsoft Edge

If all else fails, resetting Edge can restore it to its default settings without affecting your data.

  • Go to Settings > Reset settings.
  • Click Restore settings to their default values and confirm by clicking Reset.

Repair Corrupted System Files

As discussed before sometimes corrupted system files cause different problems. We recommend Run SFC utility which scans and restores missing system files. Also if SFC Scan Results found some corrupted files but were unable to repair them then run DISM command to repair the System image and enable SFC to do its job. After that Restart Windows and check Edge browser Related problems are resolved.

Open the command prompt as administrator and run the following commands.

  • sfc /scannow
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Another thing you can try is to reset your network settings altogether. Open Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Status. Scroll to the bottom then click Network reset.

Also Try to Disable Proxy Settings from Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Proxy. Toggle off  “Automatically detect settings and Use a proxy server.” Scroll down, click Save then restart your computer.

Check Your Security Software Settings: Some antivirus and even Windows 10’s built-in firewall software might not play nice with Microsoft Edge. Temporarily disabling both just to see how Edge behaves might help to isolate and find the root cause of your browser’s performance.

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