How to Fix Microsoft Edge Crashing on Windows 10 Insider 14942


The Windows 10 Insider Preview 14942 has just been rolled out to users for a week. The Microsoft Edge crashing problem has been reported by some users. If your Microsoft Edge also keeps crashing after installing the update, here are two ways to help you fix the Microsoft Edge crashing on Windows 10 Insider 14942 issue.

Method 1. Fix Microsoft Edge Crashing on Windows 10 Insider 14942 through PowerShell

You could reset Microsoft Edge to fix the Edge crashing on Windows 10 Insider 14942 through PowerShell. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Navigate to the folder below

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Note: Replace %username% with your user account name.

Step 2. Delete the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder

Step 3. Type PowerShell in Windows search to launch PowerShell

Step 4. Run PowerShell as Administrator, and then move to folder C:\Users\%username%

Step 5. Enter the following command inside PowerShell and press Enter

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Step 6. Restart Microsoft Edge

After the steps above are completed, your Microsoft Edge has been reset to default. You shall be able to use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Insider 14942 without the crashing problem.

Method 2. Use Registry to Resolve Microsoft Edge Crashing on Windows 10 Insider 14942

Another solution to fix the Microsoft Edge crashing on Windows 10 Insider 14942 issue is using registry. But it is a bit risky to adjust the Windows registry. Therefore, we recommend you to create a system restore point with Driver Talent, and then you could roll back your system to a previous state in case of any unexpected system error. Here is what you need to do.

Step 1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run windows

Step 2. Type regedit and hit OK to launch the Registry

Step 3. When the registry opens, navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children

Step 4. Right-click on each subfolder inside the Children folder and click on Delete

Note: Don’t delete the Children folder.

Step 5. Click Yes and close the Registry

If you know other troubleshooting methods to fix the Microsoft Edge crashing on Windows 10 Insider 14942, please share with us in the comment section below.

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