With the release of Windows 11, Microsoft has introduced a new Edge browser to replace Internet Explorer. Though Edge may have some great features, some users may prefer to uninstall it in favor of their own preferred browser. Fortunately, uninstalling Edge is relatively easy and can be done in either Windows 11 or 10. In this article, we will discuss how to uninstall Microsoft Edge from both operating systems.
Previously, we had posted a detailed tutorial on How to stop Microsoft Edge running in background which if your computer is utilizing CPU, you can stop it.
Before we get into the tutorial on how to uninstall Microsoft edge from Windows 11 and 10, let’s have a quick introduction to what is Microsoft edge and what is use of Edge in Windows.
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What is Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft and introduced in 2015. It replaced Internet Explorer as Microsoft’s default browser on Windows 10, and it has been designed to be faster and more secure than its predecessor. The new Microsoft Edge is based on the Chromium open-source project, making it compatible with Chrome extensions and other web standards.
Now that you had learned what is Microsoft edge, let’s go forward with the tutorial on how to uninstall edge from windows.
Can Microsoft Edge be uninstalled?
If you had tried to disable Microsoft Edge in windows then you had noticed that there is no option available to uninstall Edge in Windows in Add or remove the program.
This is due to, registry files being changed which makes no uninstall option available to uninstall Microsoft edge. In this tutorial, we will provide you with different methods to uninstall.
Methods to uninstall Microsoft Edge in windows 11 and 10
As discussed above, you had noticed that there is no direct method to diable edge in windows, to do se, we need to use different methods which can help us to get rid of Microsoft edge. Here are the methods listed.
- How to uninstall edge on windows 11 using Regedit Editor
- Remove Edge using the Command prompt
- Disable Edge using Powershell
- How to delete Microsoft edge from the computer using Third-party software
How to uninstall Edge in Windows using Registry Editor
The registry editor allows you to remove restrictions on the disabled uninstall button in Microsoft edge. Here are the steps that you need to follow.
Step 1: Firstly open Run by clicking on the start button on you can open it by Pressing Windows Key + R and typing regedit in the RUN and hitting enter.
Step 2: Now you need to navigate to the below path.
Step 3: On the right side, search for the option NoRemove, right click on it and click on Modify.
Step 4: Now change the value from 1 to 0 and click OK.
Step 5: Now click on the start button and search for Add or remove programs and then search for Microsoft Edge and click on uninstall.
In this way, you can uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows easily. The only thing to note here is some sometimes, it comes back as you update Windows. To completely remove the edge, you need to follow the below methods.
How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge With the Command Prompt
Another method to remove Microsoft Edge from the system is with the use of Command Prompt. Uninstalling Microsoft Edge with the Command Prompt is quick and easy, and can be done in just a few steps. Here are the detailed instructions on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge with the Command Prompt.
Step 1: Firstly you need the version of installed Microsoft Edge installed in you system and to do so, open Edge and click on three dots menu icon.
Step 2: Now select Help and feedback and then About Microsoft Edge.
Step 3: Now copy the version number of the edge from the about section.
Step 4: Now you need to open command prompt and to do so, press Win + X and then select command prompt (Admin)
Step 5: Enter the below command in CMD and execute it. (Don’t forget to replace EdgeVersion with the version number copied in step 3)
cd %Program Files (x86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\EdgeVersion\Installer
Step 6: After that execute the below command and Microsoft Edge will be removed from the system.
setup --uninstall --force-uninstall --system-level
These were the steps that you can follow to Uninstall Microsoft Edge Using the Command Prompt. We had posted other methods also t
How to permanently remove Microsoft Edge from Windows 11 using PowerShell?
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to uninstall Microsoft Edge from your Windows computer? With Windows PowerShell, this task is achievable in just a few simple steps. Whether you would like to completely remove the browser from your system or make changes to its settings, using Windows PowerShell can help you do it quickly and easily. Here are the step by step guide on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge using Windows PowerShell.
Step 1: Firstly click on start button and search for windows Powershell and open it.
Step 2: A popup will be open, User Account Control (UAC) click on Ok.
Step 3: Here, you need to paste the below command in PowerShell.
Step 4: You will get the below result. Now copy PackageFullName by pressing Ctrl+C.
Step 5: Now paste the below command replacing PackageFullName with the above copied path.
As you hit enter to execute the above code, Edge will be removed from Windows.
How to uninstall Edge in Windows using Third-party software
There are software that allows you to uninstall programs in Windows and the main benefit of using that software is that the completely removes software and apps from Windows.
There are different software and after testing a number of software, we recommend you to use Revo Uninstaller. I have been using Revo Uninstalled since 2012.
We had posted a tutorial on How To Hide Copilot icon from Microsoft Edge if you don’t use Copilot in edge.
How do you install Microsoft Edge?
Installing Microsoft Edge is a relatively straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps. Whether you’re setting up a brand new device, or installing the browser to an existing one, this step-by-step guide will help ensure you get the most out of your experience with Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: To begin, head over to the official Microsoft website and download the browser installer file.
Step 2: To download the installer file, Click on the below button
Step 3: Depending on what type of device you need select the download button.
FAQ (uninstall edge from windows)
1. How do I completely remove the edge?
You can try different methods to remove the edge from widows but the best and the most effective method is to use Powershell. It will not only delete Edge, but also prevent it from getting installed again.
2. How do I remove Edge as my default browser Windows 11?
First, open the Start menu and type in “Settings”. Once you have opened Settings, select Apps from the list of options. Under Apps, scroll down to the section labeled “Default apps” and click on it. Here you will see a list of all of your default apps, including web browsers. To change your default web browser, simply click on the current default (in this case Microsoft Edge) and select a different option from the drop-down menu.
3. Can Microsoft Edge be uninstalled?
Yes, Edge can be uninstalled, but the process of uninstalling is bit different than other software as this comes pre-installed with Windows. You need to use the command prompt to uninstall it or PowerShell.
Hope you like the tutorial on how to uninstall Edge from Windows using command prompt and PowerShell and also some third-party software that can help you to disable Edge in windows. If you have any problem in following the steps, you can use the comment section or you can also contact us on Facebook – Solution Exist.