Microsoft warned! Do not install the latest update for Edge

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Microsoft continuously seeks to enhance its Edge browser and gain a stronger foothold in the competitive web browser landscape. In this pursuit, they introduce features aiming to set Edge apart from rivals like Chrome. However, a recent update inadvertently brought unintended consequences for users.

Recent Microsoft Edge Update Introduces Memory Errors

Memory-Related Errors Disrupt User Experience

The latest stable version of Edge (version 122.0.2365.63) triggered memory-related errors, preventing several websites from loading properly. Users encountered messages like “not enough memory to open this page” or “there is a problem with this page.” Further investigation revealed that Edge was logging an “Out of memory” error when encountering these issues.

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Cause of the Problem Pinpointed

Experts identified the culprit as Edge’s advanced security and privacy settings, specifically the “Strict” security level and the “Improve your security on the web” setting. Users who reported the issue and contacted Microsoft discovered that disabling the strict security level or turning off the “Improve your security on the web” setting resolved the memory errors. This solution received confirmation from both the Microsoft support forums and user communities like Reddit.

Microsoft’s Response and the Road Ahead

In response to this unforeseen issue, Microsoft promptly removed version 122.0.2365.63 from its update channels, ensuring users weren’t further affected. The last stable version currently available is 122.0.2365.59. It is expected that Microsoft will address the identified memory issues, fix the faulty version, and re-release it in the future.

Looking Forward – Balancing Innovation and Stability

This incident highlights the delicate balance between introducing innovative features and maintaining browser stability. While pushing boundaries and offering unique capabilities is crucial for browser competition, ensuring a seamless user experience remains paramount. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft resolves this issue and how it navigates the pursuit of innovation while prioritizing user experience in future Edge updates.

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