Disable Microsoft Edge Ads in Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004

How to Disable Microsoft Edge Ads in Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004

Users how recently upgraded their Windows 10 versions to May 2020 Update, version 2004, report that the OS shows Microsoft Edge ads every time you are searching for an other browser, e.g. for Firefox or Chrome.


Here is how it looks:

Firefox Edge AdsChrome Edge Ads

Actually, this feature is not new. Microsoft haв started an aggressive promotional campaign for the new Edge browser quite a while ago, once it had reached its first stable version. The same behavior can be spotted in Windows 10, version 1909.

Edge Ads In Start

The have already covered a solution for those who are not happy to see those suggestions. Here's what you have to do.

To Disable Microsoft Edge Ads in Start Menu in Windows 10 Version 2004,

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Personalization -> Start.
  3. Turn off the option called Occasionally show suggestions in Start as shown below:Settings Start Show Suggestions Occasionally In Start
  4. You are done.

Alternatively, you can disable them with a Registry tweak.

Remove Microsoft Edge Ads From Start Menu

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager
  3. Modify (if you have one) or create a 32-bit DWORD value here called SubscribedContent-338388Enabled and leave its value data as 0.

You are done.

Actual Edge Versions

Download Microsoft Edge

You can download pre-release Edge version for Insiders from here:

Download Microsoft Edge Insider Preview

The stable version of the browser is available on the following page:

Download Microsoft Edge Stable

Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-based browser with a number of exclusive features like Read Aloud and services tied to Microsoft instead of Google. The browser has already received a few updates, with support for ARM64 devices in Edge Stable 80. Also, Microsoft Edge is still supporting a number of aging Windows versions, including Windows 7, which has recently reached its end of support. Check out Windows Versions Supported by Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Chromium latest roadmap. Finally, interested users can download MSI installers for deployment and customization.

For pre-release versions, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. Microsoft is going to support Edge Chromium on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, alongside macOS, Linux (coming in the future) and mobile apps on iOS and Android. Windows 7 users will receive updates until July 15, 2021.

You will find many Edge tricks and features covered in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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