How to disable Microsoft Edge automatic startup when Windows 10 starts?
When Microsoft Edge is no longer our default web browser, it can become annoying and unnecessary on our system. However, since this application is automatically defined by the system, we need to deactivate the process from the editor of the record.
Next, we introduce you to relevant information on Microsoft Edge and a procedure to disable this web browser from starting automatically when Windows 10 starts.
What is Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft Edge is a web browser created by the Microsoft company. This tool is built into the Windows 10 operating system and replaces the old Internet Explorer. You can download Microsoft Edge for free and take advantage of the multiple attributes that help it stand out from other browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
What is Microsoft Edge for?
Microsoft Edge is used to browse the Internet in Windows 10. It allows users to create web notes, view web pages in read-only mode, and share content from different Web sites.
What is the automatic startup of applications in Windows?
Automatic starting of applications in Windows is a process by which a series of programs start at the same time as the operating system. This action is performed automatically with some applications that Windows considers essential or that have been installed by default.
Windows automatic startup enables and runs applications in the background, which corresponds to the additional consumption of CPU and physical memory. As a result, resource consumption increases, especially if we are not leveraging these processes.
Disable Microsoft Edge to start automatically when Windows 10 starts
To disable Microsoft Edge automatically starting, you can use the editor of the Windows registry to block this application from starting and opening its tabs when you use the system.
This can also be done after customizing the Windows Task Manager, as there is a specific tab for starting applications. However, if for some reason it doesn't work, you'll need to use the registry editor.
Use the Windows 10 Registry Editor to disable Microsoft Edge from starting automatically
To access the registry editor, go to the start menu and in the “run window” type the following command: regedit. This will open the registry editor where you need to locate the folder HKEY_LOCAL-MACHINE. There you will see other folders from which you have to choose “SOFTWARE”.
In “SOFTWARE” you will find all the folders that refer to the programs that have been installed on your computer. Locate the folder “Policies” and there you can access “Microsoft” and then “Microsoft Edge and” TabPreloader “. Then you will see on the right of the window a panel with three tabs that contain a name, a type and data.
Create a new value in the registry editor for
You will need to edit the registers in Regedit. Therefore, from TabPreloader, right click on an empty space in the panel and then on the “New” option. Select “Valore DWORD a 32 bit”. Name the new AllowPrelaunch value and double-click to set it to 0. This will disable Microsoft Edge from starting automatically in Windows 10.
Also, you can disable the automatic loading of a new tab from this browser. To achieve this, follow all the previous procedure and when you find the TabPreloader key create a new value and call it AllowTabPreloading. Double-click on it and set its value to 0.
The automatic start of Microsoft Edge it can be really annoying, but as you will see, you can take steps to prevent such a launch and get rid of the automatic loading of this software once and for all. On the other hand, there is always the option to completely uninstall Microsoft Edge if you are not using the app.