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How to remove Microsoft Edge from Windows 10?

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Browsers Overview

Many people use Google Chrome browser, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari Browser, and some of the professional user of internet use TOR Browser & Brave Browser. According to the latest report, Chrome Browser is liked by the highest number of people. You can use the browser which make you feel comfortable to incorporate. There are many users on Internet who don’t like the preinstallation of a specific browser. Specially many of the people don’t like the Microsoft Edge browser.

Preinstalled Microsoft Edge Browser.

Microsoft Edge Browser is preinstalled and default browser of Windows 10. If you don’t like this browser of any reason then you can shift on another browser. Shifting on another browser will be the best solution of getting rid of Microsoft Browser.

While shifting on another browser it is better to uninstall Microsoft Edge browser. If you let it as it is then it only consumes the storage of your PC. Additionally, If you don’t make another browser as a default browser then the annoying things happens i.e the default hyperlink only open with Microsoft Edge browser. So, Here ICT BYTE is going to mention about the method and steps to get rid of this browser in windows 10.

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To maintain the legacy version of Microsoft Edge Browser Microsoft is going to rolling out new chromium version which will automatically update after the windows update.

One of the most irritating cons regarding this browser is that, you can’t get the option to uninstall the Microsoft Edge Browser and also can’t revert it into the previous legacy version. You are compelled to use the browser even you don’t like this browser. But currently since the chromium project project Microsoft has given access to uninstall this browser.

To uninstall the Microsoft Edge browser you can use command prompt with some of the command lines.

How to remove Microsoft Edge (Chromium) using Settings

If you’ve manually installed a version of Microsoft Edge with installer or one of the build available on beta, dev and canary channels then you can easily remove it using the settings.

Follow the below mentioned steps to remove Microsoft Edge:

  • First of all open Settings.
  • The click on Apps.
  • After that click on Apps & features.
  • Now select the Microsoft Edge item.
  • Then click the Uninstall button.
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  • Again click the Uninstall button.
  • At last click the Uninstall button.

Now you are all set!

How to remove Microsoft Edge (Chromium) using Command Prompt

If the option to uninstall Microsoft Edge isn’t available in Settings, because you received the new browser through Windows Update, you’ll need to use Command Prompt to remove it.

Follow the mentioned steps to uninstall Chromium version of Microsoft Edge:

  • Open Start.
  • Search for Command Prompt.
  • Then Right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
  • Now, type the following path to access the Installer folder and press Enter:
cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\8*\Installer 

Quick note: The Installer folder resides inside another folder on Windows 10 by the folder name after version number of the browser currently installed on your device. As a result the name may vary with the new update version. So, in this path we are going to use the number 8 with a wildcard “*” to access the new roll out. This don’t matter 8x.x.xxx.xx version you have installed. If browser reach upto version 9x.x.xxx.x, then you need to update the path to 9 with the wildcard.

  • Then type the following command to remove Microsoft Edge and press Enter:
setup --uninstall --force-uninstall --system-level 
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After dealing with the steps mentioned above you PC will auto uninstall the Microsoft edge browser or it may retrieve to the previous legacy version.

In another case if you aren’t getting notifications of the Microsoft Edge update then you can use this step to prevent the automatic installation.

We hope this post help you to know How to remove Microsoft Edge from Windows 10?. If any queries arise regarding this topic then ICT BYTE recommend you to comment below. Here, we are always active to help you so don’t hesitate to share your doubt.

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