When we browse the internet using a web browser which is not our default browser, then that browser wants us to make it our default browser. Web browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox prompt their users to choose the respective browser as the default one. Microsoft Edge Browser is the new web browser that has made its inception with Windows 10. It has replaced Internet Explorer and is advanced, faster and modern. So, definitely it’s the default browser for Windows 10. If you have changed your default browser from Microsoft Edge to something else like Google Chrome, then every time you open any website using Microsoft Edge, Edge browser will prompt you with a message ‘Make Microsoft Edge your default browser’. You can turn it off directly from the pop up message. It’s very simple. When the message ‘Make Microsoft Edge your default browser’ pops up at the bottom of the browser screen, click on Don’t ask again to turn off the prompt without making Microsoft Edge your default browser. If you want to set it as your default browser, then click on Change my default to make Microsoft Edge your default browser and turn off the prompt.

There is an alternate method using the Registry Editor.

Turn On/Off ‘Make Microsoft Edge your default browser’ using Registry Editor

1. press Win+R to open Run window. Type regedit and hit Enter.

select user

2. Navigate to the following location
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

select user

3. In the right panel create a DWORD. Right click in an empty space, go to New, select DWORD (32 bit).

select user

4. Name the DWORD DisallowDefaultBrowserPrompt.

select user

5. If you want to turn on Make Microsoft Edge your default browser, set the value to 0.

select user

6. If you want to turn off Make Microsoft Edge your default browser, set the value of the DWORD to 1.

Close Registry Editor.


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


  1. Thanks Nick. i think it’s worth some extra clarification…
    Set to “0” to turn on the PROMPT to make edge the default browser
    Set to “1” to turn off the PROMPT to make edge the default browser


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