I have a PC with Windows 11 and the Edge browser. I want to get rid of the "Rewards" on the new tab page.
If you search the internet for "microsoft edge disable rewards" you get multiple websites explaining to you how to use the settings of the browser (duh!). But this setting does not work for me: The rewards badge is still showing in the "new tab" page (top right next to the settings-cog): My PC was upgraded from Windows 10. On a different PC (new Laptop) it works as expected (disabeling the setting hides the rewards badge). Maybe this is is the source for the error?
I have tried the following on my PC (to no avail):
- Enabling the setting, restarting edge and disabling it again.
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edgeand starting Edge (this leads to Edge starting the "New install" greetings etc. but does not help the rewards badge: the setting is still not effective)
- Searched the internet for group policies concerning Edge + Microsoft Rewards (there is
Edge (Chromium): Show Microsoft Rewards experiences, but it doesn't seem to exist any more [for my machine])
- Searched the internet for regedit keys, added and disabled them (
Edge://flagsfor "reward": no entries
Is this a known bug of Windows/Edge? Are there any other ways to disable Microsoft Rewards for Edge?