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Turn On or Off 'Make Microsoft Edge your default browser' Prompt in Windows 10

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Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

When Microsoft Edge is not set as your default web browser, you will get a Make Microsoft Edge your default browser prompt in Microsoft Edge to either Change my default or Don't ask again.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Make Microsoft Edge your default browser prompt for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn Off "Make Microsoft Edge your default browser" prompt in Microsoft Edge
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off "Make Microsoft Edge your default browser" prompt using a REG file


EXAMPLE: "Make Microsoft Edge your default browser" prompt in Microsoft Edge
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Microsoft Edge Default Browser Prompt - Turn on or Off in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Microsoft Edge Default Browser Prompt - Turn on or Off in Windows 10
To Turn Off "Make Microsoft Edge your default browser" prompt in Microsoft Edge

1. When the Make Microsoft Edge your default browser prompt appears at the bottom in Microsoft Edge, perform either action below for what you want to do. (see example screenshot above)

A) Click/tap on Don't ask again to turn off the prompt without making Microsoft Edge your default browser.

OR

B) Click/tap on Change my default to make Microsoft Edge your default browser and turn off the prompt.






Microsoft Edge Default Browser Prompt - Turn on or Off in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Microsoft Edge Default Browser Prompt - Turn on or Off in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off "Make Microsoft Edge your default browser" prompt using a REG file

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The .reg files below make changes to the DWORD 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

DisallowDefaultBrowserPrompt 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 "Make Microsoft Edge your default browser" prompt in Microsoft Edge

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

Turn_On_Micosoft_Edge_default_browser_prompt.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off "Make Microsoft Edge your default browser" prompt in Microsoft Edge

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

Turn_Off_Micosoft_Edge_default_browser_prompt.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, OK (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

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

8. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen to apply.



That's it,
Shawn