Microsoft Edge has the ability to preload itself and its tabs at the startup time whenever you boot your computer system. This saves the additional time, which Microsoft Edge would otherwise have taken to load itself after your Windows 10, has completely loaded. However, some Windows 10 users are not fond of using Microsoft Edge browser and for them; it is just a wastage of resources and an additional startup delay to preload Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can prevent Microsoft Edge from preloading on Windows 10.

Preventing Microsoft Edge from Preloading on Windows 10

In order to prevent Microsoft Edge from preloading on Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type regedit in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new registry editor window. The newly opened Registry Editor window is shown in the following image:

Click on the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder in order to expand it as highlighted in the image shown above.

Under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder, click on the SOFTWARE sub-folder as highlighted in the image shown below:

Now click on the Policies folder in order to expand it as shown in the following image:

Under the Policies folder, click on the Microsoft folder as highlighted in the image shown below:

Now click on the Microsoft Edge folder in order to expand it as shown in the following image:

Under the Microsoft Edge folder, click on the Main sub-folder as highlighted in the image shown below:

Therefore, the complete path is as follows:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Policies\ Microsoft \ Microsoft Edge\ Main

This path is also highlighted in the following image:

Now right click on the Main folder in order to launch a cascading menu as shown in the image below:

Select the New option from the cascading menu and then choose DWORD (32-bit) Value from the sub-cascading menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will click on it, a new DWORD (32-bit) value field will be created. Rename this newly created field as “AllowPrelaunch” as highlighted in the image shown below:

Double click on this newly created AllowPrelaunch value field in order to launch the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialogue box as shown in the following image:

Now type “0” in the Value Data text field as highlighted in the image shown above.

Finally, click on the OK button in order to save your settings.

Conclusion

By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily prevent Microsoft Edge from preloading on Windows 10 and hence avoid all sorts of unnecessary startup delays.

How to Prevent Microsoft Edge from Preloading itself on Windows 10
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