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How to stop Edge from automatically loading on Windows startup

edge startup boost

When Windows 10 and 11 boot up, Microsoft Edge also loads into memory using a feature called startup boost. This way when you go to open it, it's already in memory and loads much faster.

If you do not use Microsoft Edge or wish it wouldn't load with Windows, here is how to disable it.

  • Open Microsoft Edge.
  • Click the 3 dots in the top right.
  • Click Settings at the bottom.

Edge Startup Boost

  • In the search box of settings type Startup and press enter.
  • Flip the switch off next to startup Boost.

Edge Startup Boost

That's it! Now Microsoft Edge will no longer be starting with your computer!

Happy Computing!

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I'm Adam, I'm known as Warwagon on the forums. For the past 19 years, I've been operating my own computer repair business. In doing so, I deal with the average computer user on a day-to-day basis.

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