1.    15 Apr 2016 #1
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    Cannot download or open pdf in Edge


    Sometime over the past couple of days I have lost the ability to download any files when browsing with Edge and I cannot open PDF files from within Edge either.

    Downloading just says xxxx.yyy couldn't be downloaded and nothing will fix it - yet I can download using IE or Chrome to the same downloads directory. Attempts to open pdf files get exactly the same response.

    Any suggestions? I really like Edge and it annoys me that I cannot use it anymore.

    Iain
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  2.    15 Apr 2016 #2
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    Hi, you could try this from an admin Powershell prompt:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}


    Full details if this doesn't work to remove and reinstall it here:
    How to Reinstall Microsoft Edge Browser - All things technical - tips tricks
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  3.    15 Apr 2016 #3
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    @Dalchine, I have tried as you suggest but to no effect as it is still the same as before

    Any other ideas? I can roll back a few weeks to my last system image taken using AOMEI OneKey recovery, but i dont really want to do that.
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  4.    15 Apr 2016 #4
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    Do you have a restore point available?

    Here there is another command you can try
    Microsoft Edge - Reinstall and Re-register in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Can you also try creating a new user (for test purposes) and see how Edge behaves there.
    If it runs ok, you have something corrupt in your user profile.
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  5.    20 Apr 2016 #5
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    Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10, Knoppix [Debian] linux

    Quote Originally Posted by wimorrison View Post
    Sometime over the past couple of days I have lost the ability to download any files when browsing with Edge and I cannot open PDF files from within Edge either.

    Downloading just says xxxx.yyy couldn't be downloaded and nothing will fix it - yet I can download using IE or Chrome to the same downloads directory. Attempts to open pdf files get exactly the same response.

    Any suggestions? I really like Edge and it annoys me that I cannot use it anymore.

    Iain
    Facing the same thing on a clean install ... still no answers
    Edge browser shuts down on loading anything
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  6.    20 Apr 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike s View Post
    Facing the same thing on a clean install ... still no answers
    Edge browser shuts down on loading anything
    Hi, I think my basic question would be whether your netbook is rated by Lenovo as compatible with Win 10.
    Lenovo supported systems list for Windows 10 Upgrade - Lenovo Support (US)

    Notwithstanding that, regarding the drivers, try running a scan with Drivermax (driver scanners are not recommended routinely, and note Windows will quite quickly replace different drivers unless you take specific action)
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  7.    20 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, I think my basic question would be whether your netbook is rated by Lenovo as compatible with Win 10.
    Lenovo supported systems list for Windows 10 Upgrade - Lenovo Support (US)

    Notwithstanding that, regarding the drivers, try running a scan with Drivermax (driver scanners are not recommended routinely, and note Windows will quite quickly replace different drivers unless you take specific action)
    Definitely not supported - much too old. The last supported OS was Win7, and I am using their installation packages for Win7 drivers and helper applications. The S3 Chrome9 video driver - which is probably the culprit if it's a driver - is actually written for Vista, and I doubt there's anything more recent.

    DriverMax sounds like an interesting way to find newer drivers through another route ... thanks.
    Last edited by mike s; 20 Apr 2016 at 19:26.
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  8.    20 Apr 2016 #8
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    THIS WILL HELP YOU I DID IT BEFORE
    http://techdows.com/2015/08/how-to-c...indows-10.html
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  9.    21 Apr 2016 #9
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    Following that idea, if... if.. the only problem you have is Edge (which does not yet support extensions), then simply use a different browser and ignore it.

    Sumatra pdf reader is fast and free.
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