Microsoft rewards and edge

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    mikie123

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    How do I stop edge from loading microsoft rewards when my computer first starts. I don't even like edge. Chrome is my default browser. Also I do not want rewards. I unsubscribed to rewards but it didn't help. Ridiculous. Does anyone use edge?
     
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    Grizzly

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    click on the three points in the upper right corner (. . .) and scroll down to settings.click on it.
    the change setting as follows:

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    remove any webpage links and replace them with about:blank (don't forget the colon between about and blank)

    from here on, Edge will open with a blank page...
     
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    Tim Locke

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    If Edge is not your default browser why does it start when " my computer first starts." ??? Sure does not do that here.
     
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    Wolfie

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    Hi mikie123,

    have you checked to see if Chrome is your default browser in settings?. :):):)

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    Wolfie, Dec 11, 2018
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    I cannot offer much, as, if I go to the awards site
    https://account.microsoft.com/rewards?refd=support.microsoft.com

    I get this:

    Microsoft Rewards is not available in this country or region

    But as Wolfie says, have a double check to ensure you do have Chrome as your browser.

    I understand the awards message popups, if you are not a normal user of Edge - a kind of advertising spam
     
    davehc, Dec 11, 2018
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    Yes Chrome is the default. I renamed this directory Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and Edge is history. Still very strange.
     
    mikie123, Dec 11, 2018
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    Wolfie

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    Hi mikie123,

    have you also checked Task Manager to see if Edge is disabled at start up?. (Right click and on disable if necessary). :):):)

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    Wolfie, Dec 14, 2018
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