If you’re looking for a way on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge browser from Windows 10, the following blog has the workaround on how to delete Microsoft Edge permanently.
Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10. The browser is developed as a replacement for Internet Explorer. No doubt, the IE is still counted as best web browsers, but it lacks lots of features which another modern web browser like Chrome and Firefox has. To deal with this situation, the software giant decided to developed a modern web browser
Microsoft Edge, the modern web browser developed by Microsoft. It is the default web browser in Windows 10. The company introduced the browser with basic features, but every update for Windows 10 bring new and useful features.
Edge browser is better in comparison to Internet Explorer in many areas. It offers fully optimized experience for touch users, neat and clean interface, dark mode, take note on the web pages, install extensions and has various useful features that help in optimized web surfing.
It is safer, faster and offers you longer & better battery life in comparison to modern browsers available in the market.
The browser has lots of useful features to deal with Internet Explorer, still, it is not ready to compete with Chrome, Firefox, Opera and more. Due to this reason lots of users are not happy with it and want to ditch it.
There are users who not only want to ditch it but want to completely uninstall Microsoft Edge browser. But it is impossible as there is no option available in the Windows 10 using which users can remove it.
It is because Edge browser is the core component of the operating system and there are lots of features associated with it. What that means is, you can not uninstall the Edge browser from the Settings app.
Due to this reason, questions strike in the mind of the users like Can I Uninstall Microuninstalle and if yes then how do I Uninstall Microsoft Edge.
To help users in this condition I decided to write the detailed tutorial on how to Delete Microsoft Edge from Windows 10.
How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10
The script to uninstall edge browser is created by MSFN user Legolash20. The script was further tweaked by Winaero.com and makes it easier to use. The purpose of this script lets users delete Edge browser.
Note: Before uninstalling the edge from the Win10, keep in mind that its core part of operating system and uninstalling edge can affect the stability and performance of your Windows 10 PC.
Also, this will not disable Microsoft Edge browser, but completely delete it from the operating system. So before following the steps make sure what you’re doing.
Following are the steps on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge browser:
1. Download script to uninstall Edge browser. For that this link.
2. Extract the Zip file using any archiving tool. You will have two files i.e. Install_win_tweak and Uninstall Edge.cmd. Now run the ‘Uninstall Edge’ file as administrator. For that, make a right click on the file and from the context menu select ‘Run as administrator‘.
When UAC dialogue box appears, click Yes to continue the process.
At this point, maybe Windows SmartScreen appear with the warning that this app is unrecognized and this app can put your PC at risk. Simply click on the link which reads More info and after that click on Run anyways to run the script.
3. Wait for the script to complete the uninstall process. Once done, you will receive a message at the end of the command line which reads:
“Microsoft Edge should be uninstalled. Please reboot your Windows 10”
4. Reboot your system.
Note: After deleting Edge browser using above steps the only way to get Edge browser back is by performing a clean installation of Windows 10.
Bonus Tip: In case, you only want to disable Microsoft Edge instead of removing it completely from the Windows 10. You can take help of freeware program named as “Edge Blocker“. Download the program using this link.
You can also check out the following video tutorial on the YouTube for a clear idea:
I hope you find this tutorial on how to uninstall Microsoft edge browser from Windows 10 useful. If you have any query feel free to ask it in the comment section.