Microsoft Edge Crashes unexpectedly

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MS edge suddenly crashes after typing in the search bar.  As soon as I type 2 letters, MS edge will crash, and show the message "Microsoft edge closed unexpectedly". Is there any fix for this issue?
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Hi Jason. I'm Greg, an installation specialist, 10 years awarded Windows MVP, and Volunteer Moderator, here to help you.

One temporary solution that is reported to work is to turn off typed search suggestions in address bar, in Edge Settings. 

I will give you all steps to fix Edge so at least something will work.

Enable and make sure you have the latest version of Flash in Edge:
https://allthings.how/how-to-enable-flash-in-ne...
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

Back up your Favorites first in Edge Hub (three dots top right of browser) > Favorites > Manage Favorites > Export to file. If you can't reach Edge you can install the tiny app Manage Edge Favorites here: http://www.emmet-gray.com/Articles/EdgeManage.html to do this, which also gives Edge all of the Favorites Management enjoyed in Internet Explorer.

You can reset new Edge in Edge Settings > Reset Settings; for old Edge in Settings > Apps > Apps and Features, scroll down to Microsoft Edge, highlight it, choose Advanced Options, then Repair, or if that fails, Reset.

You may still be able to go back to old Edge. See if you can System Restore to a point before the problem began following this guide: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-system-r...

However there are reports that new Edge can no longer be blocked, so you may want to proactively install it side-by-side with the old Edge to preserve it:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/144061-enab...

I would have several browsers on your task bar so there's always one that's best for the task. I use Firefox, Edge and Chrome in that order of preference. It's easy to share bookmarks between all of them in their settings under Import Favorites from another Browser, and Firefox and Chrome let you sign in to save and/or sync your Favorites on any other device you sign into. Set the preferred browser as Default in Settings > Apps > Default Apps.
Firefox download: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Chrome download: https://www.google.com/chrome/

If nothing else helps then run a Repair Install by installing the Media Creation Tool and choosing from it to Upgrade Now. This reinstalls Windows while saving your files, apps and settings in place, brings it up to the latest version 2004 which you need anyway and by the most stable method. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/m...

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

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Solution posted here solved it for me

I have the same problem just started today I solved it by turning off typed search suggestions in the address bar.

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Thanks for the help. It started working after 2 days without any changed settings.  It just might be a glitch. 

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OK, it probably silently updated. Glad to hear it, Jason. Thanks for reporting back.
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The same thing is happening to me and when I go to settings and search up Microsoft edge I don’t even see advanced options someone please help!!!

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MS edge suddenly crashes after typing in the search bar.  As soon as I type 2 letters, MS edge will crash, and show the message "Microsoft edge closed unexpectedly". Is there any fix for this issue?

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