Stop Edge from Pre-loading
This method uses the group policy editor. It will not work if you are running Windows Home Edition
- Run gpedit.msc
- Hit Enter
- Navigate to Local Computer Policy >Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates >Windows Components>Microsoft Edge
- Double-click on the listing – Allow Microsoft Edge to pre-launch at Windows startup, when the system is idle, and each time Microsoft Edge is closed
- This should open the Configuration page
- 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 won’t pre-launch during Windows sign in, when the system is idle, or each time Microsoft Edge is closed.