Microsoft Edge is a cross-platform web browser created by Microsoft. Even Microsoft Edge can be installed and used by Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Android it is mainly used in Windows operating systems because of provided by default. As a built-in web browser, the removal or disablement of the Microsoft Edge is a bit different. In this tutorial, we examine how to remove or disable the Microsoft Edge by using different ways.
Remove/Uninstall Microsoft Edge via Add/Remove Programs
The Microsoft Edge can be removed or uninstalled by using the official way with the
Add/Remove Programs in Windows. First we open the Add/Remove Programs by following these steps.
In the “Apps&features” screen navigate to the Microsoft Edge like below. Then click on it which shows the
Uninstall button like below. The last step is clicking to this Uninstall button in order to uninstall or remove Microsoft Edge.
Remove/Uninstall Internet Explorer via Windows Features
Internet Explorer is previous version of the Microsoft Edge. The Internet Explorer can be removed or uninstalled via the Windows Features.
The windows features
Internet Explorer 11 is listed like below. Just uncheck the check box which will remove the Internet Explorer.
Remove/Uninstall Microsoft Edge via PowerShell
The PowerShell can be used to remove or uninstall Microsoft Edge. As removing/uninstaling an application is an administrative task it requires Administrative privileges. So we will start the PowerShell as Administrator via the
Start Menu typing
powershell and clicking to the
run as administrator .
get-appxpackage is used to to list the install Microsoft Edge packages.
The existing Microsoft Edge related packages are listed. We need the full name of the Microsoft Edge. The fullname contains the version information. The
remove-appxpackage command like below.
Disable Microsoft Edge via Your Default Browser Setting
Microsoft operating systems can be used with multiple web browsers. Even you can start and use multiple browsers at the same time there is only one default browser. By default, the Windows operating systems set Microsoft Edge as the default browser. This configuration can be changed and disabled via the Default Browser Setting.
- To open Default Browser Settings click
Default Appsand navigate to the
Web Browserand select the browser you wat to make as default.