Microsoft released Edge version 90 for Windows and Mac with Kids Mode and History Search. After updating to the most recent version, some users found Edge was not opening. While the company is aware of the issue and investigating, a workaround is also available for the same.
The new Edge is not error-prone.
Coming to the article in question, first things first, only some are affected.
If your Edge is working fine, you don’t need to follow the instructions mentioned here.
Note: the workaround involves disabling a Windows 10 security feature.
Fix Microsoft Edge won’t launch or open on Windows 10
- Click on Settings
- Click on Update & Security
- Select Windows Security
- Click on App & Browser Control
- Click on Reputation-based protection Settings
- Toggle “Smartscreen for Microsoft Edge” to Off
- Launch Edge browser.
This security setting for Edge protects Windows 10 devices from malicious or potentially unwanted sites, apps and malware downloads.
This method is neither recommended by Microsoft nor by us.
This has been suggested as a resolution to the problem by an affected user.
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