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How to Load Microsoft Edge Faster with Startup Boost?

Are you a long-time user of Microsoft Edge? If yes, you must have a better experience with this browser, but if you are feeling slow at times, then no need to worry! Because the  Startup Boost feature will make this browser load faster. This post will guide you on how to load Microsoft Edge faster with Startup Boost using multiple methods.

What Is Startup Boost?

Startup Boost is a fantastic feature of Microsoft Edge that helps this browser open faster after restarting your device or relaunching the browser. Usually, Startup Boost keeps the browser running in the background consuming a little of system resources; as a result, Edge will start more quickly when launched.

Load Microsoft Edge Faster with Startup Boost

How to Load Microsoft Edge Faster with Startup Boost?

You can use the following methods to enable or disable Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Edge Settings
  2. Registry
  3. Group Policy

You will need admin permission to execute these steps.

1] Enable Startup Boost via Edge Settings

To enable the Startup Boost in Edge, follow the given steps below

  • Launch the Microsoft Edge browser, and now click on the menu icon from the three dots in the window’s top-right corner.
  • Now choose Settings from the menu and select System and performance on the left side menu panel.
  • Now head towards the right panel and click on the toggle button beside the Startup boost section.

2] Enable or Disable Edge Startup Boost Using Registry

Another way to set up the Startup Boost in Microsoft Edge is by modifying the registry. However, this technical method needs extra care because one mistake can affect your PC badly. Therefore, we suggest you create a backup of your registry or create a System Restore point before editing the registry so that you can quickly reverse the changes to prevent unwanted consequences.

Now follow the exact steps below to enable or disable the Startup Boost in Edge.

  • Right-click on the Windows main menu button and left-click on Run to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now type Regedit on the run dialog box and click on the OK button.
  • Now choose Yes on the confirmation prompt and navigate the following key or path:
  • Right-click on Microsoft from the left panel and select New. Then choose Key from the drop-down list.
  • Now name the new key Edge, right-click on Edge, and select New. Then click on New DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Name the new DWORD as StartupBoostEnabled, double-click StartupBoostEnabled and type 1 into the Value data box to enable Startup Boost. Type 0 to disable it.
  • Click OK to save all the modifications.

3] Enable or Disable Edge Startup Boost Using Group Policy

According to some users, enabling Startup Boost through Group policy is more accessible than using the Registry techniques. However, you must download the Group Policy templates for Microsoft Edge before using this method to ensure a smooth process.

If you are using the Windows Home version, we suggest to install the Group Policy editor on your copy of Windows.

After adding the files to the Group Policy Editor, now follow these crucial steps to enable or disable Startup Boost.

  • Right-click on the Windows main menu button and left-click on Run to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now type in gpedit.msc in the Run dialog box and press the Enter key.
  • Navigate the path
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge > Performance
  • Double-click on Enable Startup Boost on the right panel.
  • To turn on Startup Boost, select the Enabled option. If you want to disable it, then click on the Disabled option.
  • Now, click OK to save the changes.

Troubleshoot Edge Startup Boost

Most Edge users usually face some common issues. Here we will discuss such three prime issues, understand why they happen, and how to fix them.

Microsoft Edge Startup Boost Is Greyed Out or Turned Off

Startup Boost greyed out is one of the most common issues Edge users usually face, and you can fix it in four ways. First, disable the extension which creates conflicts; next, you can disable Extension sync by accessing the edge://settings/profiles/sync address. Finally, you can reset Microsoft edge or create a new profile to fix this issue.      

Fix a Slow Microsoft Edge   

To fix a slow Microsoft Edge, you can apply several methods like relaunching Microsoft edge, Updating Edge, disabling the preload new tab page option, changing the tracking prevention setting, clearing cache & cookies, and last but not least, disabling browser extensions. 


If you are still following this post, you must know how Startup Boost works and how to enable it differently. if you have any doubts, feel to ask us in the comment section.  

How Do I Know if Startup Boost Is Running or Not?

To check whether the Startup Boost is running or not, you must check it on Edge browser by visiting Settings from the browser menu (three dots at the right top corner) and accessing the System and performance on the left side menu panel, and checking whether the Startup boost button is on or not. If it’s on, then Startup boost is running.

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