Microsoft Edge

How to stop Microsoft Edge from opening on startup

Microsoft Edge is the new browser introduced by Microsoft with its Windows 10 platform. It is a direct successor to the cult Internet Explorer browser and is also one of the core components of the Windows 10 platform.

The best part about Microsoft Edge is that its a browser that was made from scratch and as a result, a lot of new features and functionalities which were previously missing in Internet Explorer, have been added into the Edge browser platform and there are also some speed enhancements and UI improvements which ha improved the browser in every way.

Microsoft Edge is a core component of Windows 10, and as such, is one of the programs which automatically open on system startup. This is a factory default setting, but fortunately, it can be changed.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to stop Microsoft Edge from opening on startup.

Boot up your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.
In the Cortana search bar, type in gpedit.msc. Press the Enter key to start searching.
Click on the search result and you will now be greeted by the ‘Local Group Policy Editor window.

Navigate to the following path –