How to Enable or Disable Startup Boost on Edge

Microsoft Edge has a feature called “Startup Boost.”

Edge starts faster with this feature. It doesn’t matter where you start the browser, it opens quickly.

Here’s how it works:

If you enable this feature, Edge will add itself to the startup programs of your PC.

In other words, as soon as you log in to your PC, Edge will also load in the background.

Even after Edge is closed, it will continue to run in the background.

Now let’s see how to enable the startup boost feature on Edge.

Open the Microsoft Edge browser.

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top right.

Click Settings.

Click System on the left sidebar.

Note: You can get to the System directly by entering edge://settings/system and pressing Enter.

On the right, you will see “Startup boost.” Activate it.

That’s all there is to it. The startup boost has been enabled.

Go to the Task Manager Startup tab and you will see Microsoft Edge on it.

Note: You can disable the startup boost at any time by turning off the switch.

Here are the alternate methods:

Method #1

If Microsoft Edge is already running, close it.

Open the Registry Editor. Before proceeding, I suggest that you backup the Registry.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft.

Hit Edge. If you can’t find it, you will have to create it. You can do this by right-clicking on Microsoft and choosing New > Key. Press the Enter key after entering Edge.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Then enter StartupBoostEnabled and press Enter. Double-click it.

In the Value data field, enter 0 (always disabled) or 1 (always enabled).

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: Removing the DWORD you created earlier will restore the default setting.

Method #2

To Enable:

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge > Performance.

Then double-click “Enable startup boost” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: Follow the above steps but choose Disabled to disable startup boost.