How to Enable or Disable First Run Experience on Microsoft Edge

In this post, you’ll see two different ways to disable the first run experience on the Edge browser. Pick the one you prefer.

I’m using Windows 11 PC here. Let’s start.

How to Disable Microsoft Edge First Run Experience using Local Group Policy Editor

Here are the steps:

Open the local group policy editor.

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

Then double-click “Hide the First-run experience and splash screen” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: To enable the first run experience, follow the steps above but choose Not Configured or Disabled.

How to Disable Microsoft Edge First Run Experience using Registry Editor

Open the Registry Editor. Before proceeding, I recommend backing up your Registry.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Edge.

If you don’t see the Edge key mentioned above, you need to create it, and here’s how: Right-click on the Microsoft key and select New > Key. Type Edge and then press Enter key.

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

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Press the Enter key after typing HideFirstRunExperience.

Double-click on it and provide 1 in the Value data field.

Click on the OK button.

That’s it.

Note: Delete the DWORD you created earlier to enable the first run experience.

Thanks for reading.