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How To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page in Windows 10

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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.

When you open Microsoft Edge for the first time or after resetting Microsoft Edge, a Welcome to Microsoft Edge page will open in the Get Started tab giving you helpful setup instructions.

After you close Microsoft Edge, the welcome page is suppose to no longer open by default.

Sometimes the Welcome to Microsoft Edge page may continue to open each time you open Microsoft Edge, and you want to turn it off. You may wish to have the Welcome to Microsoft Edge page open again just for the next time you open Microsoft Edge. You may also wish to always have the Welcome to Microsoft Edge page open as the start page every time you open Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having the welcome page open in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page using a REG file
  • Option Two: To Set Welcome Page as Start Page for Microsoft Edge to Always Open With


EXAMPLE: Welcome to Microsoft Edge
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Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below modify the value in the registry key below.

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

IE10TourShown DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Microsoft Edge Welcome Page for Only Next Time Microsoft Edge is Opened

A) Close all Microsoft Edge windows.

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

Turn_On_Microsoft_Edge_Welcome_Page_for_only_next_start.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page

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

Turn_Off_Microsoft_Edge_Welcome_Page.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Welcome Page in Windows 10
To Set Welcome Page as Start Page for Microsoft Edge to Always Open With

1. Set a "custom" start page in Microsoft Edge using the web address below. (see screenshot below)

Code:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftEdgeWelcome?source=fw
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Tip   Tip
To undo this option, you can remove this web address and/or set a different start page for Microsoft Edge to open with.

How to Change Microsoft Edge Startup Page in Windows 10




That's it,
Shawn