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    Problem with Edge or my computer

    Is anyoe else having a problem with Microsoft Edge or is it my computer?

    It is as slow as molasses in January and if I leave a page or 2 pulled up it freezes up and I cannot delete a page or even search for anything. Now I can type in what I want to search for but then it does nothing. Also Cortana is not working either.

    I don't believe it is my computer because I can use Mozilla or Google Chrome with no issue.

    Cam you help me please and also tell me how to how to fix Cortana. Up front, it is not the microphone. I can neither get her to search by typing for get her to do anything by voice.

    I have Windows 10 laptop. I have used my malware and used AV to scan my computer and it comes up clean
    Last edited by Msbsgblue; October 30th, 2017 at 09:04 PM. Reason: add info

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    In Win 10, I refuse to use Edge or IE.
    Just me, but when I BETA tested Win 10 I found Edge to be junk in my book.

    And it does not take much , about 500 MB of temp files , to start slowing down the browsers in Win 10. So I use my favorite clean up tool.
    TFC (Temp File Cleaner)
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files...r-by-oldtimer/

    The most I know of that it has cleaned off of a hdd so far was 123 GB. Talk about speeding up a computer afterward.
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
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    AntiX-16, MX-16 and Win 10

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    Thanks Train, as usual you are here to help. I will certainly let you know later today when I get time to do this.

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    When I got there is a place at top to set up an account, do I need to do that or just download below?

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    You should not have to set up an account, the green Download button should be what you want.

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    jdc2000 has the right of it.
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    Here are the results, but now I cannot get the thing to let me exit and it is done. WOW, so much stuff, hope I have a computer left LOL. ->Temp folder emptied: 699920735 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 49339990 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 3089791 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 378966237 bytes
    ->Google Chrome cache emptied: 248993455 bytes

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    ALSO while I am here what do you think of Vivaldi as a search engine? Not sure spelled it right

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    Are you referring to the Vivaldi web browser?

    https://vivaldi.com/?lang=en_US

    I use it. It is based on the same engine as Google Chrome, but it is much more configurable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msbsgblue View Post
    Here are the results, but now I cannot get the thing to let me exit and it is done. WOW, so much stuff, hope I have a computer left LOL. ->Temp folder emptied: 699920735 bytes
    ->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 49339990 bytes
    ->Java cache emptied: 3089791 bytes
    ->FireFox cache emptied: 378966237 bytes
    ->Google Chrome cache emptied: 248993455 bytes
    Just close it.
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    OMG, did the scan and did exactly what you told me too. WOW, now do I ever have a problem. My computer did NOT get faster in fact now it is more than twice as slow. I just timed loading this page and it took almost 55 seconds. It is this way now with ALL sites I have tried to get to. It is slower by double as the slowest dial up I use to have.

    I "think" but am not sure that this may have started with an update as that is also when Cortana stopped working and to type to search there took forever to show what I typed in.

    What on earth?? Help!! If possible leave me logged in as I thought I was never going to get loaded to login here just now.

    And, every page wants me to RECOVER website.

    AND, what is the BEST free browser or what do you use or recommend?
    Last edited by Msbsgblue; November 2nd, 2017 at 10:35 AM. Reason: More info

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    That doesn't sound good.

    Try downloading and installing the Vivaldi browser, then see what happens when you try to access this site.

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    Start > settings > system
    Scroll down to Windows Specifications and post what you find.

    The Fall Builder Update slowed this laptop down to.
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    Vivaldi brings up a list of places and asks what program do I want to open it in. I don't know???? I have no idea.

    TRAIN: Will do.

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    TRAIN: There is NO windows specifications there. I even did the search there. Now what?
    Last edited by Msbsgblue; November 2nd, 2017 at 12:46 PM. Reason: add

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