How to Enable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable or disable startup boost in Microsoft Edge Chromium.

The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base and offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

Edge browser is a cross-platform which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. If you’re currently using Microsoft Edge and want to learn how to enable or disable the new Edge startup boost feature, the steps below should show you how to do it.

Microsoft Edge startup boost is there to improve the browser startup experience. Startup boost launches a set of Microsoft Edge processes in the background, so Microsoft Edge will become available more quickly when launched.

To get started with enabling or disabling startup boost, follow the steps below:

Enable Startup boost

To install Startup boost in Edge, open Edge settings page by clicking the three horizontal dots ( . ) at the top corner of your screen.

edge default search 3

When the Settings page opens, click on System on the left side menu. To the right, under System, turn on Startup boost as shown in the image below.

microsoft edge startup boost

That’s it! If it’s already turn on and you want to disable, click the button to turn off.

Enable via registry

If you’re logged in as an administrator, you can also enable Edge Startup boost via Windows registry. To do that, use the steps below:

Using Windows registry is one way to force all users on the system to use Startup boost. There are multiples ways to do this in Windows, however, using Windows registry is the easiest and most effective way to do it.

To enable, press the Windows Key + on your keyboard to open the run command box. Or use the search function to search for the Run app.

windows run regedit

In the command box, type the commands below and press Enter.


Then the registry opens, navigate to the path below.


From there, right-click on the Edge key and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option to create a REG_DWORD value if you don’t see existing StartupboostEnabled value already created.

windows edge safesearch dword

Name the new DWORD value as:


After saving the DWORD above, double-click it to open. Then enter the value of 1 to enable.

microsoft edge startup boost registry

(delete) = Default
0 = Always disabled
1 = Always enabled

That should do it!


This post showed you how to enable or disable Microsoft Edge Startup boost feature. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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