Edge broken? Force it to launch

posted Jul 18, 2017, 6:54 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 6:57 AM ]
Because I can't leave a problem alone without playing with it till I come up with a solution or workaround...

You can force Edge browser to launch.  Open PowerShell as Administrator and then copy/paste:      
explorer.exe microsoft-edge://             then press enter. 

A blank window will appear.  Click the new tab + symbol.  Provided that your home page is the Microsoft Feed, your home page will appear.  

Note: the state of this Edge Browser is a forced launch. Meaning that it is frozen in that you can't leave the home page.  You can navigate around within the feed, click Politics, US, World, etc, but the moment you try to leave the feed, you will get the progress swirl on your open tab and it will go no further.