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Here’s a Guide for Uninstalling Microsoft Edge

Here’s a Guide for Uninstalling Microsoft Edge

December 21, 2020 0 By Alex Balaniuc

If you own a computer that has Windows 10 as its operating system, you probably noticed the presence of Microsoft Edge on the device. What if you wanted to uninstall it, though? Is it possible? Let’s find out.

Launched in 2015 for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is the web browser recommended by Microsoft, and is also the default browser for Windows. Edge is regarded by Microsoft as an essential component of the aforementioned Windows 10. Since this OS supports applications that rely heavily on the web platform, Edge is basically unremovable from your computer. But this doesn’t mean that the use of this web browser is mandatory: you can always download and install other browsers that you prefer and set them as your default. This is made easier by the fact that Edge gives users full control over importing personal data from other browsers, so you can switch between the web applications at any time.

 

 

Now, if you, for some reason, dislike Microsoft Edge and would like to get rid of it at all cost, can you uninstall it? Actually, yes. Contrary to what Microsoft says, removing Edge from your computer is possible. But the modalities to do so vary in regards to how the browser was installed beforehand.

There are two scenarios: you installed Microsoft Edge yourself, or the browser was installed through a Windows 10 update by Microsoft, instead. Let’s see how to act accordingly.

1) What to do if you installed Microsoft Edge

We’ll now explain how to uninstall Edge from your computer in the case that it was installed by you previously:

  • type “Add or remove programs” in Windows’ search bar below

 

 

  • click on the first suggestion that pops out
  • now you’ll find yourself in “System Settings”
  • under “Apps”, click on “Apps & features” and search for the Microsoft Edge app

 

 

  • click on it and then select Uninstall
  • Microsoft Edge should now be uninstalled from your device

2) What to do if Microsoft Edge is already installed

In the case that the browser was automatically installed on Windows 10 through a Microsoft update, removing it will require a little more effort on your part, because you’ll need to use Windows’ Command Prompt:

  • type “Command Prompt” in Windows’ search bar below
  • click on the first suggestion that pops out
  • select “Run as administrator” on the right

 

 

  • now, we’re going to type the path to access the Installer folder in which Microsoft Edge is located into the Command Prompt: cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\8*\Installer

 

 

  • you will now type: setup –uninstall –force-uninstall –system-level

 

 

  • press Enter
  • Microsoft Edge should now be uninstalled from your device