How to fix Microsoft Edge’s awkward shutdown in Windows 10 build 14942

Windows 10 build 14942 has been posted to Insider via Fast Ring. The new update is part of the Redstone 2 update (here you can download the images), and it brings some small features, improvements, and fixes.

As always happens with this type of updates through the most alpha or beta channel, small bugs or features may appear that do not work properly. It is in this build 14942 that a small portion of users is reporting that Edge closes inopportunely every time you try to start.

While Microsoft hasn’t included this particular issue in its list of known issues for Windows 10, there is already a way to solve this problem for those who have Edge as their favorite web browser and are unable to launch it properly.

With this guide, you can follow the steps to prevent Microsoft Edge from closing every two by three every time you open it.

How to stop Microsoft Edge from closing when you open it

Remember that we are going to proceed to retouch the Windows registry, so it is important that you follow all the steps so that you do not touch any part of the system since it can try to find more problems than you want to correct.

  • Use Windows key + R to open the run command, type regedit, and press “OK” to open the registry.
  • Once you have the Windows registry window open, you can copy the link below or go to it manually following all the directories. We recommend that you use a copy + paste to go directly. If you don’t see the address bar, do it manually.

ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAppContainerStoragemicrosoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbweChildren

  • Right-click on each key in “Children” and delete them
  • Only remains confirm the deletion to complete the task.

It is important not to delete the Childen key; you just have to remove the subkeys.