Here Is the Workaround to Uninstall Microsoft Edge
As reported last week, Microsoft has officially issued a statement, confirming that the Windows maker would no longer allow Windows 10 users to uninstall its new, Chromium-based Edge browser, which replaces the legacy version of the browser. For those who missed, here is what the company wrote (emphasis is ours):
The new version of Microsoft Edge gives users full control over importing personal data from the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. The new version of Microsoft Edge is included in a Windows system update, so the option to uninstall it or use the legacy version of Microsoft Edge will no longer be available.
But, as we had mentioned in the original piece, it isn't entirely impossible to uninstall Microsoft Edge from your Windows 10 device if you really really want to.
Here is how to uninstall Microsoft Edge
While it isn't recommended to tweak settings not officially supported, many would argue what's even the point of owning a Windows 10 device if you are going to be restricted. For those of you supporting this argument, here is how you can uninstall Microsoft Edge (at your own risk):
- Open Command Prompt as an admin.
- Enter the following:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application
- Select the current version number and locate setup.exe in its Installer folder.
- Navigate to its file path within CMD.
- Execute the following:
setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging -- force-uninstall
Or, you can simply enter the following command (replacing with your browser's current version):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\83.0.478.58\Installer setup.exe –uninstall –system-level –verbose-logging –force-uninstall
Restart and that will be it. Hopefully...