How to reinstall Microsoft Edge

On Windows 10, the default browser is the Microsoft Edge browser, which may experience issues and malfunctions. Therefore, users are faced with the need to reinstall Edge to resolve problems with the browser.

The Edge browser is integrated into the operating system, so it’s not easy to answer the question of how to reinstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. However, it is possible to reinstall the Edge browser on a computer running the Windows operating system.

Why is there a need to reinstall Edge? The browser may experience crashes and malfunctions. I will tell you what I myself encountered when using the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10.

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, problems appear in the browser: Microsoft Edge browser starts, but cannot find web pages on the Internet. At this time, the Internet connection is working as usual, all other browsers open sites without problems, including the Internet Explorer browser.

In this article, we will look at two ways to restore the health of the Edge browser. First, let’s try to solve the problem in the first way: resetting the Microsoft Edge browser. Then we’ll look at the second more complicated method: how to reinstall Microsoft Edge using the built-in Windows PowerShell utility.

Reset Microsoft Edge browser settings

Launch the Microsoft Edge browser. In the browser settings, click on “Options”. In the “Clear browsing data” section, click on the “Choose what to clear” button.

Some items have already been selected here, you can add other options to clear the browser. Click on “More”, select additional options.

Next, click on the “Clear” button. Restart your browser.

If this method did not solve the problem with the browser, then you need to use a more complicated method: uninstall and reinstall the Microsoft Edge browser.

How to reinstall Edge on Windows 10

The Microsoft Edge browser is integrated into the operating system, so create a system restore point before uninstalling it. You will secure the operating system in case of your erroneous actions, as you will have the opportunity to perform a system restore.

In order to reinstall the Edge browser in Windows 10, you must follow these steps:

  1. Close the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In the search box, type “powershell” (without quotes). Run the built-in Windows utility
  3. Enter the following code in the PowerShell window, which you can copy from here:
remove-item $env:localappdataPackagesMicrosoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe* -recurse -Force 2>$null
Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}

The first command removes the Microsoft Edge browser from the operating system, the “Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe” folder is cleared, it does not need to be removed from the system manually, as advised on the Internet.

The second command installs Microsoft Edge on the Windows 10 operating system.

After entering the code in the Windows PowerShell window, press the “Enter” key. Wait for the command to complete.

After executing the commands, you will see a message about the completion of the operation.

Close the Windows PowerShell utility, and then restart your computer.

After Windows starts, open the Edge browser. You will see that Microsoft Edge has been restored.

Article Conclusions

In case of problems with the Microsoft Edge browser, the browser can be restored in two ways: by resetting the browser settings, or by reinstalling the Edge browser on the Windows 10 operating system.

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