How To Remove/Uninstall Microsoft Edge From Windows?

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.

  • Click Start Menu -> Settings ->Apps -> Apps&Fetures .

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 Microsoft Edge

Remove/Uninstall Internet Explorer via Windows Features

The Internet Explorer is previous version of the Microsoft Edge. The Internet Explorer can be removed or uninstalled via the Windows Features.

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 Internet Explorer via Windows Features

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 .

The get-appxpackage is used to to list the install Microsoft Edge packages.

 get-appxpackage *edge* 
Remove/Uninstall Microsoft Edge via PowerShell

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.

remove-appxpackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_44.19041

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 Start Menu -> Settings -> Apps -> Default Apps and navigate to the Web Browser and select the browser you wat to make as default.
Disable Microsoft Edge via Your Default Browser Setting
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