Fix High CPU Usage in Edge on Windows 11

Edge, which is the one Microsoft recommends, is one of the most popular browsers on Windows devices, but it has some problems. One problem that gets brought up often is that the process for Microsoft Edge uses a lot of CPU.

This one is easy to fix. Please read the article below to learn more about the best ways to fix this problem.

Disable Startup boost in Edge

Open Edge and paste the following in the address bar then press Enter.


Disable the toggle for Startup boost.

Restart the browser.

Scan for malware

Type Virus & threat protection in your Windows search bar and select Open.

Click Quick scan.

Clear the browser’s cache

Open Edge and press Ctrl + Shift + Del to launch Clear browsing data box.

On the time range, select All time.

Select  Browsing historyCookies and other site dataCached images and files

Click on Clear now at the bottom.

Run Edge without extensions

Open Edge and click on the extensions.

Select Manage extensions.

Click Remove on each extension and confirm if prompted.

Update Microsoft Edge

Open Edge and click on the three dots on the upper right.

Select Help & feedback.

Select About Microsoft Edge.

If any update is available, it will automatically install.

If nothing else works, you could try updating Microsoft Edge to fix the high CPU use. But the problems will usually be solved by the things that were already listed.


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