Microsoft Edge is the preloaded web browser in the Windows 10 operating system and is the direct successor to the famous and cult Internet Explorer browser that was found in earlier versions of the Windows OS.
Microsoft Edge brings a lot of new features and functionalities that were previously absent in the Internet Explorer browser, but at the same time, the Edge browser also comes with a lot of bugs and glitches proving that it iis still a work in progress. If it so happens that the browser just does not respond, then one fo the best ways to deal with the issue is to re-install the Microsoft Edge browser.
You do not have to uninstall the existing copy. When you install a new copy of the Microsoft Edge browser, it just installs over the existing copy. So with that cleared, let’s get started with the tutorial.
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Open the web browser on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.
In the URL bar of the browser, enter – www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge
Now, close the Microsoft Edge browser on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.
Run the installer setup for the new version of the Microsoft Edge browser that you just installed.
You will now be asked if you want to replace the existing installation of the Microsoft Edge browser.
After confirmation, the new version of the Microsoft Edge browser will be installed and ready for use.
It is recommended that you keep the browser updated as Microsoft releases bug fixes and improvements every 2 weeks or so. You can also turn on Automatic Updates if you do not want to manually check for updates every time.
So, this is how you can successfully reinstall the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10.