Stop Microsoft Edge from Opening Automatically when Windows 11 / 10 PC starts

Microsoft Edge Browser is the better and improved upgrade over internet explorer that was released during 2015 by Microsoft. If anybody is not running Microsoft Edge browser as default and still it opens every time you turn on your laptop, then it can be really annoying. In order to avoid this, we have come up with 2 different solutions in this article on how to prevent Microsoft Edge from opening automatically on Windows 11 PC.

Method 1 – Change startup page of Edge to something else

1 – Open Microsoft edge

2 – Now, Go to edge://settings/startHomeNTP in Microsoft edge from addres bar

3 – Now, select Open these pages.

4 – Now, click on Add a new Page

5 – Add or or your favorite website as homepage,

Edge Startup 1 Min

Method 2: Turn off ‘Automatically save my restartable apps’ Option

Step 1: Open Settings app

Press Win key on your keyboard and type Settings.

Click Settings app from the search results.

Open Settings From Windows Search Win11 11zon

Step 2: In the Settings page

Click on Accounts in the left pane and

Then, Select Sign-in options as shown below.

Sign In Options In Accounts Win11

Step 3: In the Sign-in Options page

Click Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when i sign back inĀ toggle button to turn it off as shown in the given screenshot.

Turn Off Automatically Restart Apps Win11

Hope this fixes the issue.

Method 3 – Disable Windows spotlight

1 -Search Lock Screen settings in Windows 11 search box.

2 -Now, click on Lock screen settings.


Locks Screen Settings Min



3 – Now, Select Picture from the dropdown in Personalize your lock screen option.


Picture Personalization Min




Method 4 – Update Microsoft Edge

1 – Open Microsoft edge

2 -Now, go to edge://settings/help from address bar of the browser.

3 -Let Edge Update itself.

Update Edge Min

Method 5: Using Registry Editor

NOTE: Please take a copy of Registry before proceeding so that if anything goes wrong, you can revert it back anytime.

Step 1: Open Registry Editor

Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open Run dialog box.

Type regedit in the Run box.

Hit Enter key.

Run Dialog Regedit

Step 2: In the Registry Editor

Copy and Paste the following path in the address bar and hit Enter key.


Path To Microsoft Registry Editor Win11

Step 3: In the left pane of Registry Editor

Right-Click on Microsoft and Select New > Key.


New Key Microsoft Registry Editor Win11

Step 4: Change the key name to MicrosoftEdge.

Then, Right-Click on MicrosoftEdge and Select New > Key.

Repeat it again to create another key under MicrosoftEdge.

Create New Key Microsoftedge Win11

Step 4: Now there are two keys under MicrosoftEdge.

Please rename “New Key #1” as Main and “New Key#2” as TabPreloader.

Main Tabpreloader Keys Win11

Step 5: Next, Right Click on the Main.

Click on New > DWORD (32-bit) Value from the list.


Create Dword Under Main Win11

Step 6: Then, Rename this DWORD value as AllowPrelaunch.

Double Click on the AllowPrelaunch and enter the value data as 0.

Click OK to apply and close.

Change Value Allowprelaunch Win11

Step 7: Right Click on the TabPreloader key under MicrosoftEdge.

Then, go to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Tabpreloader Dword Value Win11

Step 8: Rename it as AllowTabPreloading.

Double Click on AllowTabPreloading and change the value to 0.

Hit Enter key.

Allowtabpreloading Value Win11

After completing these steps, please restart your system and Microsoft Edge browser doesn’t show up during system startup.

Method 6: Disable Edge in Task manager

1 – Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc leys together to open Task manager.

2 – Now, Go to startup Tab.

3 – Locate Microsoft Edge, Right click and click on disable.

Edge Disable Startup 1 Min

Method 7: Tweak setting in Microsoft Edge

1 – Open Microsoft Edge.

2 – Go to edge://settings/startHomeNTP

3 – Now, Disable Preload the new tab page for a faster experience

New Tab Page Min


That’s all guys.

Hope this article solved your issue and was informative.

Please leave us comments below for any questions.

Thank you for reading!

1 thought on “Stop Microsoft Edge from Opening Automatically when Windows 11 / 10 PC starts”

  1. I did all the startup and regedit changes and the problem was not solved. I finaaly fixed the problem of Edge lauching on startup by changing the screen saver from Windows Spotlight to simple photo.

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