How to Make Edge fast and fix slow problem in Windows 10

How to Fix ‘Edge is Running Extremely Slowly’ on Windows 10:- Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft for its Windows 10, replacing the earlier and older Internet Explorer. But even though it’s a new web browser and as they as its one advancement in cyber world, there are many glitches that Edge has. Its performance has been under a lot of criticism recently. And many people across the globe have complained about its poor performance, less user friendliness, poor graphics, broken tab system and a hidden URL bar. And one other problem apart from the above mentioned that people are finding really difficult to deal with is the extremely slow running of Edge. But you need not to worry. You just need to follow a few steps and you shall be done with this problem. Here the steps to follow to fix the ‘Edge is running extremely slowly’ problem in Windows 10-

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Step 1- Deleting data and caches of the browser

This is the first undeniable step to take on while fixing your problem with Edge.

Open your browser Edge. Click on the three dots that you find in the right upper corner of the browser. In the menu that so dropped down, click on ‘Settings’. In the menu that so appears at the right hand side choose ‘what to clear’. After this tick on- ‘Cached data files’ and ‘Browsing history’ and lastly click on ‘Clear button’.


Step 2- Changing Temporary File location of IE and assigning Disk Space

  • Open Internet Explorer. Search IE in search box of taskbar to find IE.
  • Go to ‘Settings’ which you find on upper right corner of the browser window.
  • Click on ‘Internet options’ in the menu that drops down.


  • Click on ‘Settings’ below the Browsing history section


  • In the window so opened, click on ‘Move Folder’ seen at the bottom.
  • After the last step, select the location of your wish to any other folder of your wish. for example- C:\users\your username\Tempint
  • Assign 1024 in the disk space to use and click on ‘Ok’.
  • You shall be logged out. Now start edge again.

Step 3- Resetting Host Files

Many tech savvy and cyber geniuses recommend that resetting host files profoundly catapults the speed of Edge. And hence doing this is one last final step to fix the problem of slow running of Microsoft Edge.

  • Go to your ‘File Explorer’ by clicking the icon lying down in taskbar.
  • In the address bar of the File explorer, copy or type this- %systemroot% \system32\drivers\etc


  • Press a double click on ‘hosts’ and open with ‘Notepad’.
  • Remove the original content in the hosts file and copy the following there-

# 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

Note: – Before doing this please take the backup of the old hosts file somehwre in your PC.

Reset Edge browser

Uninstall unwanted extensions if any and reset your edge browser. Its the best way to give a fresh life to your browser.

First, paste the following path in your explorer and delete everything inside the folder:


(Replace %username with your computer username.)

Now open  “Windows PowerShell (Admin)”. And then Copy and paste the following code given below in PowerShell and hit Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}

If the process hets completed successfully, you will see a message like this:


Rechecking your network

If even after following these steps, Edge runs too slowly then you need to check if your network is working correctly or not.

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