How to disable Microsoft Edge auto-open after upgrade on Windows 10

If you don't like Microsoft Edge opening automatically after every upgrade, in this guide, you'll learn how to disable this behavior on Windows 10.

Microsoft Edge auto-open after update on Windows 10
Microsoft Edge auto-open after update on Windows 10

On Windows 10, every time you upgrade to a new version, during the first sign-in after the installation, Microsoft Edge opens automatically and display a welcome screen. While this “Windows welcome experience” may be useful to highlight new features, and more importantly it indicates that your device has been upgraded successfully, it’s not something that everyone wants to see in the desktop after an upgrade.

If you want to disable the welcome message after installing a feature update to prevent Microsoft Edge from opening automatically, you can do this using the “Notifications & actions” settings.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to stop Microsoft Edge from opening automatically to show you the Windows welcome experience after an upgrade.

How to disable welcome experience after an upgrade on Windows 10

To disable the Windows 10 welcome experience on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Notifications & actions.

  4. Under “Notifications,” turn off the Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and suggested toggle switch.

    Disable Windows 10 welcome screen on Microsoft Edge
    Disable Windows 10 welcome screen on Microsoft Edge

Once you’ve completed the steps, after the installation of a new feature update, Microsoft Edge will no longer open automatically to show you the welcome screen.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].