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Turn On or Off Advanced Graphics in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data.

There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge.

Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard:

  • Isolated Browsing – Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session.
  • Help Safeguard your PC – Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC.
  • Malware Removal – Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17713, Windows Defender Application Guard introduced a new user interface inside Windows Security to allow you to easily turn on or off the save data, copy and paste, print files, and advanced graphics actions in Application Guard settings. As long as devices meet the minimum requirements, these settings will appear in Windows Security.

The advanced graphics setting allows turning on or off to improve video and graphics performance with Hyper-V virtualization technology while users are browsing in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off advanced graphics while browsing in Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.

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