Disable Edge Welcome Page & Default Browser Prompt During OSD – Win 10 1607


This idea was borrowed and adapted from Jorgen Nilsson’s post, all credit goes to him: https://4sysops.com/archives/disable-welcome-to-microsoft-edge-page-and-default-browser-prompt-in-windows-10-1607/ – For more info, check out that blog, he lays it out really nice.  For something more fancy than batch files, use that post. Smile

I’ve modified it to be two batch files that create registry keys and use the “runonce” key.
This is very similar to how I Pin Internet Explorer Icon to the Taskbar, which is why I went with this method.


This method will use two Batch Files: (Included in download in EdgeBrowser Folder)

  1. EdgeDisablePromptSetup.cmd
    REM Load Default User's Registry to HKLM\defuser, then import the settings needed.
    REM Sets RunOnce for each user who logs in to run the script that will remove the Edge Default Prompt
    reg.exe load HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\defuser c:\users\default\ntuser.dat
    reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\defuser\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /v EdgeDisablePrompt /T REG_SZ /D "c:\cabs\EdgeDisableDefaultPrompt.cmd" /F
    reg.exe unload HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\defuser
    REM Copy File required to local machine c:\cabs
    xcopy "EdgeBrowser\EdgeDisableDefaultPrompt.cmd" "c:\cabs\" /Y /S
    1. This batch file is mounting the Default User Profile, adding a RunOnce key called EdgeDisablePrompt, which will run the the 2nd batch file when the user logs on the first time.  It then copies the 2nd batch file local so it can run on first logon.
  2. EdgeDisableDefaultPrompt.cmdimage
    REM Adds Keys to disable prompt and first run
    Reg.exe ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main" /v DisallowDefaultBrowserPrompt /T REG_SZ /D "" /F
    Reg.exe ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main" /v IE10TourShown /T REG_DWORD /D "1" /F
    Reg.exe ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\FirstRun" /v LastFirstRunVersionDelivered /T REG_SZ /D "" /F
    1. This batch file creates the registry keys for the logged on user, that will disable the Edge First Run Prompt & Page.

Ok, now that you have your scripts, add them to your Windows 10 OSD Scripts Package, then add it to OSD.

New Command Line Step: cmd.exe /c EdgeBrowser\EdgeDisablePromptSetup.cmd

After you’ve imaged a computer, the first time you login in, you’ll see a command window open and close very quickly (when its adding those registry keys for Edge), then when you open Edge, it will not prompt for setting it to default or show the First run home Page.

Then when you launch Edge, it will go to your Corporate Default Page (Set via Group Policy)
Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Microsoft Edge

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