Microsoft Edge Won't Open for me only Other Browser Works

I have Windows 10 Home.  Everything worked fine until yesterday.  The last updates were on the 8th.  I checked because I thought that maybe an update was causing the issue but everything worked since the last update.  I click on the blue e to open Microsoft Edge browser and nothing happens.   So at this point I updated the computer to see if the Edge browser would work after updating and it didn't.  I completely shut off my computer restarted it and still nothing.

I have chrome and it opens just fine.  That is the browser I am using to post this.

I am the administrator and there is one other standard user on this computer.

The Microsoft Edge browser works for the standard user on this computer only.

I also have seen other posts where others are having the same issue and the only response has been to run SFC/scannow.   My user account is the administrator account and when I clicked the start button + R to get the run command typed cmd for the command prompt then typed SFC/SCANNOW  I got the error that I had to be an administrator to run that command.  I am the administrator and it wouldn't work.   I can do other tasks on the computer that only the administrator can do except this.

I would think if there was an issue that the SFC/SCANNOW could fix wouldn't the problem be with both users and not just me?

I have also seen where other users have the same problem and ran the SFC/SCANNOW and found no errors and that is where the discussion ends.  What is the next step past running the SFC/SCANNOW if no errors are found?

Is it possible to uninstall just the Microsoft Edge browser and then do a fresh install?

Computer information:

HP Pavilion 500-023w Desktop PC  

Processor Intel Core i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40 GHz

Installed Memory 8.00 GB  7.89 GB usable

System type  64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

There are 2 User Accounts 

Administrator Account = Microsoft Edge doesn't work

Standard Account = Microsoft Edge works just fine


Exact same problem.  Found this answer on another thread, which fixed the problem (not even a restart is required).

Follow these steps:

  1. Open PowerShell, right click in the left corner when the Start window appear and select Windows Powershell (admin).
  2. Copy the below command and press Enter:

Get-AppxPackage | % { Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml" -verbose }

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Last updated September 7, 2020 Views 21,606 Applies to: