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How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 & 10

Microsoft Edge is the built-in and default browser in Windows 10 and Windows 11. For the most part, the Edge browser works just fine. In fact, even when you face issues, it is often temporary and fixes itself. However, there will be a time when reinstallation of the Edge browser is necessary. For example, if the browser is not responding or crashing constantly, reinstalling is the quickest way to fix the problem. In this guide, I will guide you through the steps to reinstall the Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Let’s get started.

Before You Start

  • You need administrator rights to reinstall the Edge browser in Windows.
  • You need an active internet connection to redownload the Edge browser.

Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

  1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings.
  2. Navigate to the Apps tab.
  3. Click on the Installed Apps option.
  4. Find the Microsoft Edge entry and click the three dots (ellipsis) icon.
  5. Select the Modify button.
  6. Click Yes in the UAC prompt.
  7. Click the Repair button.
  8. Windows automatically downloads and reinstalls the Microsoft Edge browser.

Detailed Steps (With Screenshots)

First, open the Settings app. On Windows 11, you can do that by pressing the Windows key + I shortcut or by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting the Settings option.

In the Settings window, go to the Apps tab and click on the Installed Apps option. Now, scroll down & find the Microsoft Edge entry. Click the three dots (ellipsis) icon and select the Modify option.

click modify

Click the Yes button in the UAC prompt.

click yes

Next, click the Repair button to start the reinstallation process.

click repair to reinstall Microsoft edge

Edge installer will now download a new installer and reinstall the Edge browser. Once done, the Edge browser opens automatically. At this point, the reinstallation is complete.

Windows reinstalling edge

Reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Select the Settings option.
  3. Go to the Apps > Apps & features page.
  4. Scroll down, find, and click the Microsoft Edge entry.
  5. Click the Modify button.
  6. Click Yes in the UAC prompt.
  7. Press the Repair button.
  8. Windows will download and reinstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

Detailed Steps (With Screenshots)

First, right-click on the Start button and select the Settings option. This will open the Settings app in Windows 10.

Once it opens, click on the Apps option and navigate to the Apps & features tab. Here, find the Microsoft Edge entry on the right panel and click on it. Next, click the Modify button.

click modify

You will see a UAC prompt, click the Yes button.

click yes

Press the Repair button in the Repair Microsoft Edge window. This will redownload a new installer and reinstall the Edge browser.

click repair to reinstall Microsoft edge

Once done, Edge will open automatically.

Wrapping Up — Reinstalling Microsoft Edge

As you can see, whether you are using Windows 10 or Windows 11, reinstalling Microsoft Edge is easy. In case you wondering, unlike other browsers, you cannot uninstall Microsoft Edge easily. So, using the built-in option is the way to go.

If you have any questions or need help, comment below. I’ll be happy to assist.

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