Windows 10: Edge performance and Reliability

Discus and support Edge performance and Reliability in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Today I tried to figure out what is causing Edge to freeze a couple of minutes after first launch, for 1-2 minutes, before becoming responsive again.... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by slicendice, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Edge performance and Reliability


    Today I tried to figure out what is causing Edge to freeze a couple of minutes after first launch, for 1-2 minutes, before becoming responsive again. (Microsoft Edge Manager running at 100% on 1 core)

    What I did, was completely disabling Cortana via reg edit. (since this can not be done in Settings anymore, after Cortana has been activated).

    To my surprise, the 2 minute freeze is completely gone now.


    Here is what I did in the registry:

    1. Navigate to:
    Code: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search[/quote] 2. Add the following Key:
    Code: AllowCortana: as REG_DWORD(32-bit)[/quote] 3. Put the value as HEX:
    Code: 0x00000000[/quote] (0x00000001 enables Cortana again)
    4. Reboot computer ,for settings to take effect.

    Voila! Issue completely gone!

    For convenience I attached REG files for enabling and disabling Cortana:
    Cortana_DISABLE.reg
    Cortana_ENABLE.reg

    :)
     
    slicendice, Feb 24, 2018
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  2. mmb12 Win User

    Microsoft Edge-Slow Responsivness & Constant Freezing

    Hi There,

    Looking for resolution on how to improve Microsoft Edge performance.

    I want to use Edge but find myself having to use Google Chrome more times than not due to its faster performance and reliability.

    Your help and assistance is much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Michael
     
    mmb12, Feb 24, 2018
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  3. Windows 10 updates to b.14393.351

    IE11 has been stable & reliable for me although I admit I try to use Edge most of the time. It's Edge failing that causes most of my reliability problems.
     
    Davy-Delliott, Feb 24, 2018
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  4. Cliff S New Member

    Edge performance and Reliability

    Toni, did you try turning it off, in Edge's advanced settings first?

    Edge performance and Reliability [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Feb 24, 2018
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  5. Cliff S New Member
    *noteI just turned it off and browsed a bit, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
    No more waiting to/for a response.*Thumbs
     
    Cliff S, Feb 24, 2018
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  6. Cliff, I killed Cortana completely, since I find it useless. Cortana does not help me be more productive in any way, it is quite the opposite and it slows everything down.

    Since I killed Cortana, I don't even have that button in Edge Privacy section anymore. *Smile
     
    slicendice, Feb 25, 2018
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  7. Cliff S New Member
    It's not that I find it useless, I just ALWAYS forget to use it*Roflmao2
    (muscle memory, I either search using the Windows key, or do it from File Explorer, automatically.
     
    Cliff S, Feb 25, 2018
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  8. Edge performance and Reliability

    *Roflmao2

    ...same here, and that is why I finally decided Cortana is useless for me. I never use that feature.
     
    slicendice, Feb 25, 2018
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  9. Bree New Member
    Actually...

    Next time you hit the WinKey and type something to search for, pause for a moment before clicking on the search result and click the 'hamburger' settings icon top left...

    ...guess who found it for you *Smile
     
  10. All I need to find via START is my apps/tools (usually I even press WIN+R and type what I need my computer to launch or do)...the rest I know where is when needed. If I need information I am already searching with Google using Chrome. Cortana finds squat (at least for my search criteria).
     
    slicendice, Feb 25, 2018
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  11. The other day I was looking through my Mobile App usage (specifically browser usage). And guess what! I use Edge for Android over 90% of the time.

    That is how good and reliable Edge is at the moment. Edge works equally well for me on my PC, after I removed Cortana integration from it. *Smile

    Edge still has hope! Just a minor UI fix and it would be perfect.
     
    slicendice, Apr 5, 2018
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