In the Windows Update of October 10, 2018, Edge saw an increase in performance that would allow it to launch and launch the new tabs before Windows starts. If you do not use Edge, these optimizations waste resources and slow down the boot process. You can disable them with a quick hack or group policy setting.
All Windows 1
0 users: Prevent startup and preload by editing the registry.
If you are using Windows Home Edition, you must use the Registry Editor to make these changes. You can do this even if you have Windows Pro or Enterprise, but feel better in the registry. (However, if you have Pro or Enterprise, we recommend that you use the simpler Local Group Policy Editor, as described later in this article.)
Default Alert: The Registry Editor is a powerful tool that can be used to misuse The system can be rendered unstable or even non-functional. This is a pretty easy hack, and as long as you follow the instructions, you should not have any problems. However, if you've never worked with it before, you should read the Registry Editor before starting. Be sure to back up the registry (and your computer!) Before making any changes.
To do this, you'll need to make two separate changes to the registry: one to prevent the processes from starting, and another to prevent them from preloading the launch and new tabs. We'll do it one after another.
Preventing the Pre-Launch of Microsoft Edge Processes
First, open the Registry Editor by pressing "Start" and typing "regedit." Press Enter to open Registry Editor to make changes to your PC.
In Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key (or copy it to the Address bar of Registry Editor):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft MicrosoftEdge Main
Now right-click on the
main key and select "New> DWORD (32-bit) Value". Name the new value
Now change this value. Double-click the new value
AllowPrelaunch Set the value in the Value Data box to 0, and then click OK.
You can restore the default behavior later by going back and changing this value
AllowPrelaunch value to 1.
Pre-loading preloading and preventing new tabs
Use the registry Editor the left sidebar to navigate (or copy) the following key and paste it into the address bar of Registry Editor):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft MicrosoftEdge
Right-click the MicrosoftEdge folder and select New> Key. Call the new key
Now, right-click on the
TabPreloader and select New> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value
Now change this value. Double-click the new value
AllowTabPreloading Set the value in the Value Data box to 0, and then click OK.
You can now quit the Registry Editor. For the changes to take effect, you must restart your computer. To change the default behavior, you can go back and set the value
AllowTabPreloading to 1.
Download our one-click registration hack
. If you want to immerse yourself in the registry, we've created a few registry hacks that you can use. Just download and unzip the following ZIP file:
Inside you will find REG files to disable the preload and preload. After extracting, double-click the file you want and accept the prompts to make sure that you want to make changes to your registry. You will also find files to re-enable both features.
These hacks work by adding the values
AllowTabPreloading to the MicrosoftEdge values of MicrosoftEdge approximately in the previous section. We created them by making the changes in our own registry and then exporting those changes to a .reg file. Running the hacks changes the values in your registry. And if you enjoy the registry, it's worth taking the time to create your own registry hacks.
RELATED: Creating Your Own Windows Registry Hacks
Pro and Enterprise Users: Prevent Pre-start and Pre-Load Using Group Policy
If you are using Windows Pro or Enterprise, you can use the The easiest way to disable Edge's launch and preload the Start tab and the New Tab tab is by using the local group Policy Editor. It is a pretty powerful tool. So if you've never used it before, it's worth learning to find out what it can do. If you're on a corporate network, do it all and check your administrator first. If your work computer is part of a domain, it's likely to be part of a domain group policy that replaces the local group policy anyway.
Note: To make these changes in the Local Group Policy Editor To start Microsoft Edge processes, you must be running Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise) version 1809 or later for preloading the Start Page and " New tab "version 1803 or higher.
In Windows Pro or Enterprise, launch the local group Policy Editor: Click Start, type gpedit.msc in the search box, and press Enter.
In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, you can access the local computer Policy> Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Microsoft Edge. On the right side, look for "Allow Microsoft Edge to launch Windows before starting Windows when the system is idle, and every time Microsoft Edge closes" and "Microsoft Edge starts and loads the Start page and" "Allow new tab" when Windows starts and every time Microsoft Edge closes ". You will double-click on the individual objects one after the other and make the same change.
When you open one of the settings, select the "Disabled" option and click "OK."
After you clear both options, you can exit the Local Group Policy editor. You need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. If you want to reactivate one of the functions, use the editor to reset the items to Not Configured.