How To Set Up Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge – Step by Step

Microsoft Edge is the latest version available for all the cross platforms like Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. If you use Microsoft Edge frequently and want to know how to start or stop the new Edge Startup Boost feature, then go through the article below and follow the mentioned steps.

Startup Boost Feature in Microsoft Edge

The Startup Boost feature for Microsoft Edge helps the user to re-launch the browser as fast as possible after closing the browser. This new feature keeps the web browser alive in the background as a background running app and when you restart the app it requires very little time and as a result, this feature lowers the booting time of the Microsoft Edge. While running in the background this app does not require a lot of space on the system and hence the overall productivity of the PC is not at all affected.

To enable or disable the above-mentioned feature using different methods :

1st Method: To Turn on or Off Startup Boost using Edge settings.

2nd Method: To Turn on or Off Startup Boost through the Registry Editor.

3rd Method: To Turn on or Off  Startup Boost using Group Policy.

Turn on or Off Startup Boost using Edge settings :

To Enable Startup Boost in Edge via settings you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and Press the menu button by hitting 3 dots at the right corner on the top of the screen.
  2. In the menu tab, select the settings.
  3. Then in the left-hand side pane choose System.
  4. Turn toggle switch On next to the Startup boost present on the right-hand side.
  5. To make the setting get into effect Restart your system after closing the browser.

To turn off this feature, follow the below steps :

  1. Open the browser and open the settings menu.
  2. Hit  Enter.
  3. Turn toggle switch ON present in the pane on the right-hand side to enable Startup BoostNow. 

Enabling or Disabling Boost using the Registry Editor

Another method to enable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge using modification in the registry. You can use registry cleaner software to automatically turn ON or OFF the Startup boost. Extra care needs to be taken while altering the registry as a small change in the registry tool can lead to a permanent alteration on your system. We advise you to make a backup of your registry settings or the creation of Restoration point before making permanent alterations in the registry.

Back up of your registry settings will help to easily roll back the alterations in case of emergency. In the same way, restore point creation will help you to roll back your system to its previous state. We will explain here how to apply these measures. 

The steps will help you in backing up your registry:

  • Open the Run by pressing Win+R keys together and enter Regedit in the dialog box, press  Enter.
  • Under the User Control settings window press YES.
  • Select the computer in the pane on your left-hand by right-clicking on Computer.
  • After pressing Export type the name of your backup.
  • Select All at the last in the list under Export range head and then Save it by clicking on it.

If you wish to use a saved backup file, you  need to use the below steps:

  • Open the Run dialog box by pressing Win+R keys together and type in Regedit and press  Enter.
  • Under the User Account Control window press YES.
  • In the left-hand side pane and right-click on Computer in the registry editing window.
  • Then select the File option in the menu bar and press Import. 
  • Press Open on the file where it is saved. 

For Restoring your system to the previous restore point, you are required to enable it before its creation. To create a restore point follow the steps:

  • Open the Search menu in the start button.
  • In the box, type restore and press the Create a restore point tab.
  • Choose the main drive under the protection settings.
  • Hit Configure and choose “Turn on system protection”.
  • After pressing Apply and then select OK.

For creating a restoration point, you need to follow these steps:

  • Open the Search menu in the start button.
  • In the search box type restore and press the tab Create a restore point. 
  • Choose Create button on the system properties window.
  • Type in the name with which you want to save the restoration point and hit Enter.
  • Once the process is complete it will display that The restore point was created successfully.
  • Select OK.

For applying the restore point, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Windows search and type Create a restore point.
  2. In the right-hand side pane, hit open and then press OK.
  3. Choose the System Restore option and press the Next button and choose a restore point from the available list.
  4. Select the “Scan for affected programs” option.
  5. Close the displayed application list and press Next and click on Finish.

Once this process is completed, you can now turn off or on Startup Boost :

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing together Win+R key on the keyboard.
  2. Type  Regedit in the Run dialog box and hit OK.
  3. Select Yes to confirm.
  4. Surf through the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Policies> Microsoft
  5. In the left-hand side pane, select the New option by Right-clicking on the Microsoft tab. From the list select one key and name it as Edge.
  6. Choose the New button after right-clicking on the Edge and Select New DWORD.
  7. Use StartupBoostEnabled as New DWORD.
  8. Enable StartupBoostEnabled by double-clicking it and entering 1 as the value in the box provided. For disabling the Startup boost enter 0 as the value in the box.
  9. For saving the new modifications hit OK.

Turn enable or disable Startup Boost using Group Policy

Enabling or disabling startup boosts using the Group Policy feature is quite easy as compared to the above-mentioned techniques. For this method, you need Group Policy templates and download them in Microsoft Edge for smooth enabling. Add these template files after downloading to the Policy Editor, and use these steps : 

  • By pressing Win+R together, a Run will appear on the screen.
  • Enter MSC in the dialog box and hit Enter.
  • Enter Computer Configuration now navigate through Administrative Templates.
  • Further, by selecting Classic Administrative Template and choosing Performance under the Microsoft Edge menu
  • In the right-hand side pane, Enabling Startup Boost by double-clicking on it.
  • Select the authorized option to permit a start-up boost. 
  • To save changes hit on OK.


In this article, we have explained the best way to turn off or on Startup Boost on Microsoft Edge. These were different ways to enable or disable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge on your computer.

We hope you managed to turn on or off the startup boost with the help of the above-mentioned steps. If any of them worked for you, do not hesitate to leave some feedback by commenting in the section below.

Related Articles

Back to top button