Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) Defaults in Windows 10

Keeps your Microsoft software up to date. If this service is disabled or stopped, your Microsoft software will not be kept up to date, meaning security vulnerabilities that may arise cannot be fixed and features may not work. This service uninstalls itself when there is no Microsoft software using it.

The Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem)
Service name:edgeupdatem
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Path:%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe" /medsvc
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\edgeupdatem

Default Behavior

Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) is started, it is running as LocalSystem in its own process of MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe". If Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the edgeupdatem service has failed to start due to the error.


Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem)

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Microsoft Edge Update Service (edgeupdatem) depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config edgeupdatem start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The edgeupdatem service is using the MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe" file that is located in the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.