Disable Microsoft Edge First Run

To disable Microsoft Edge first run you have to jump through a few hoops. Luckily i’ve done this for you.

Many blogs state that you just need to change the value of “IE10TourShown” in the following:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main]

However this is not enough. To fix edge you need to set these values.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\LowRegistry\DontShowMeThisDialogAgain]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\TabbedBrowsing]

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I deploy these values by Group Policy Preferences.

Open your relevant workstation policy and navigate to :User Configuration>Preferences>Windows Settings>Registry 

From here add a registry items for all settings above from HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.

Next, create a folder (collection item) and within in add all the items above from HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Once added, right click on your collection folder, navigate the “common” tab, and select “Run in logged-on users security context (user policy option)” .

And thats it, with this set users should not see the “first run” edge wizard. Further configuration of edge can be made from Admin Templates>Windows Components>Microsoft Edge.

5 thoughts on “Disable Microsoft Edge First Run

  1. unfortunately, it doesn't work.
    I've made a gpo with all of these settings. when a user logs in keys aren't created.
    when running gpupdate /force withinn the loggod on user that the keys are created, so the gpo seems okay.

    Seems like the policy is running to soon or such.

    Any idea?


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