How to Fix MSN Page opens in Chrome browser on Windows 10 Startup

I have setup the Google Chrome as the default browser in Windows 10 setting app on my Surface Pro 4. However, after I power up or restart the tablet and then log into the system, it pops up a dialog box asking “How do you want open this?” with Chrome pre-selected in a list of apps. I click OK button then MSN page open and load the contents automatically.

A few people have reported that the MSN Page launches on Startup of Windows 10 in Chrome via the URL. It seems something has added the related link into command line of the default browser shortcut and that causes the problem. That also happens randomly without your knowledge and open MSN in new tabs when you access chrome://version page.

How to Fix MSN Page opens in Chrome browser on Windows 10 startup
* From your desktop, press Win + R from keyboard, type regedit in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor. Or you can type regedit in Start menu and select it from results.
* Navigate to the tree key location in the left side.


* Select the Internet key and go to its right side pane. Find the EnableActiveProbing string with REG_DWORD type, and double click on it.
* Now change its value data from 1 to 0, then click OK button.

Finally close the Registry Editor and make a rebooting to check if the problem is resolved. Works for me. Hope it helpful if you don’t want to see the MSN home page in the morning.


One thought on “How to Fix MSN Page opens in Chrome browser on Windows 10 Startup

  1. It did not work for me. There is no EnableActiveProbing when I click on Internet, only ManualProxies. There was no default value. I changed it to 0, but it went back to no value after rebooting.

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