How to stop Edge from running as the startup program?

  1. Posts : 22
    windows 10

    How to stop Edge from running as the startup program?

    How to stop Edge from running as the startup program or delete it permanently?

    Kind regards,

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  2. Posts : 4,544
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    You can disable startup programs from Task Manager.

    Add, Delete, Enable, or Disable Startup Items in Windows 10

    I think Microsoft Edge running at background is what you want to stop.

    On Windows 10, apps you install have been designed to run in the background to download data, show toast notifications, and fetch information to display up-to-date updates in their Live tiles in the Start menu.

    However, having many apps running in the background can eat up valuable resources and waste power. Here’s how to prevent them from doing so.

    1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows Key + I shortcut keys.

    2. Select Privacy, then Background apps on the left sidebar.

    3. On the "Background apps" page use one of the two options:

    • Turn off the Let apps run in the background toggle switch to disable all apps acquired from the Store.
    • Turn off the toggle switches for the specific apps you don't want to run in the background.

    Once you complete these steps, the Windows 10 apps you configured will no longer run in the background.
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  3. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)

    I use the following REG file to stop Microsoft Edge from starting up and carrying out its default actions:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Microsoft Edge - automatic actions - DISABLE
    ; Launch Edge at power-on - DISABLE
    ; Pre-load Start and New tabs - OFF
    ; Page prediction - OFF
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\FlipAhead]

    Hope this helps...
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