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.
Step 1. Boot up your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.
Step 2. In the Cortana search bar, type in gpedit.msc. Press the Enter key to start searching.
Step 3. Click on the search result and you will now be greeted by the ‘Local Group Policy Editor window’.
Step 4. Navigate to the following path –
Computer Configuration — Administrative Templates — Windows Components — Microsoft Edge
Step 5. In the right-hand pane, double click on the option ‘Allow Microsoft Edge to pre-launch at Windows startup, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed’.
Step 6. Click on the ‘Disabled‘ option.
Step 7. Click on ‘Apply‘ and then ‘Ok‘.
Step 8. Head back the options in the right-hand side pane and double click on ‘Allow Microsoft Edge to start and load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed’.
Step 9. Click on the ‘Disabled‘ option.
Step 10. Click on ‘Apply‘ and then ‘Ok‘.
Reboot your Windows 10 PC/Laptop. Microsoft Edge will not open on startup.