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  1. SevenNine Win User

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10


    How to: Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching at Startup 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 pre-launches as a background process during Windows startup, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed waiting to be launched by the user. Pre-launching helps the performance of Microsoft Edge and minimizes the amount of time required to start up Microsoft Edge.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17713 (announced in Windows 10 build 17723), you can use a new Allow Microsoft Edge to pre-launch at Windows startup, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed group policy that lets you decide whether Microsoft Edge can pre-launch during Windows sign in, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed. By default this setting is to allow pre-launch.

    If you allow pre-launch, disable, or don’t configure this policy setting, Microsoft Edge pre-launches during Windows sign in, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed; minimizing the amount of time required to start up Microsoft Edge.

    If you prevent pre-launch, Microsoft Edge wont pre-launch during Windows sign in, when the system is idle, or each time Microsoft Edge is closed.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Microsoft Edge pre-launching during Windows sign in, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed for all users in Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Microsoft Edge pre-launching.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge pre-launching background processes

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Local Group Policy Editor

    *note 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)
    *Arrow 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 pre-launch at Windows startup, when the system is idle, 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 Pre-launching
    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.

    6. To Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, select Prevent pre-launching in the "Options" drop menu, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10 [​IMG]

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





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching using a REG file

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

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main

    AllowPrelaunch DWORD

    delete = Enable
    0 = Disable


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


    2. To Enable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching
    *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.

    Enable_Pre-launch_Microsoft_Edge.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Pre-launch_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


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    SevenNine, Apr 14, 2017
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  2. erpster4 Win User
    erpster4, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. scopio Win User
    Edge pre-launch and lots of Google processes

    My 83 year old brother emailed me with a couple of questions about Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome in Windows 10 Home.
    The first question was about Edge pre-launching which I directed him to Option Two, Step 3 of @Brink tutorial on this page.
    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10
    The second query he has is that in Task Manager he has twelve Google Chromes processes "running" although as far as the Taskbar is concerned Chrome is not running.

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Any ideas as to why this might be and how to solve it?
     
    scopio, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Brink Win User

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10  

    Correct. It's only available starting with Windows 10 build 17713.
     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. f14tomcat Win User
    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Local Group Policy Editor

    Loads it, and suspends it. Among others. Just sits there.


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    f14tomcat, Oct 27, 2019
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  6. Callender Win User
    Callender, Oct 27, 2019
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