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How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10


Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

By default, Microsoft Edge allows preloading of the Start and New tab pages during Windows sign in, and each time Microsoft Edge closes. Preloading minimizes the amount of time required to start Microsoft Edge and load a new tab.

Starting with Windows 10 version 1803, you can use a Allow Microsoft Edge to load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed group policy that lets you decide whether Microsoft Edge can load the Start and New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed. By default this setting is to allow preloading.

If you allow preloading, disable, or donít configure this policy setting, Microsoft Edge loads the Start and New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed; minimizing the amount of time required to start up Microsoft Edge and to start a new tab.

If you prevent preloading, Microsoft Edge wonít load the Start or New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Microsoft Edge preloading the Start and New Tab page during Windows sign in and each time Microsoft Edge is closed for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Microsoft Edge tab preloading.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading using a REG file





Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option TWO below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Microsoft Edge

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3. In the right pane of Microsoft Edge in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow Microsoft Edge to start and load the Start and New Tab page at Windows startup and each time Microsoft Edge is closed policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.


 5. To Enable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

A) Select (dot) Enabled, select Prevent tab preloading in the "Options" drop menu, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. You can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader

AllowTabPreloading DWORD

delete = Enable
0 = Disable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


 2. To Enable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Preload_Start_and_New_Tab_page_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


 3. To Disable Microsoft Edge Tab Preloading

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Preload_Start_and_New_Tab_page_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


That's it,
Shawn