If you’re not a great fan of Microsoft Edge browser? Don’t worry! The following blog post has detailed workaround on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 permanently.
Internet Explorer is counted as one of the best web browsers for Windows platform, but it lacks lots of advanced features which other browsers like Chrome and Firefox have. To deal with this situation, the company decided to develop a modern web browser.
With the release of Windows 10, the company released its modern browser named as Microsoft Edge. The browser is developed as a replacement for Internet Explorer. With default settings, the Edge browser is the default web browser in Windows 10.
Microsoft Edge browser is much better and advanced if we compare it with Internet Explorer in many areas. It offers a fully optimized experience for touch users, neat and clean interface. Apart from this, it offers dark mode, extension support, device syncing settings, export-import password and favorites from other browser and much more.
According to survey conducting by Microsoft, it is safer, faster and offers you longer & better battery life in comparison to modern browsers available in the market. Overall it offers features that make web surfing smooth and optimized.
When Edge browser appears for the first time in Windows 10, there were not many fans of the browser due to lack of features and functionalities. But time is changed now, there are lots of users happily using Edge as the default browser in Windows 10, even I’m one out of them. As didn’t find a single reason for not using it.
Still, there are users who’re not satisfied with Edge browser and would like to get rid of it completely. Since it is the core component of the operating system and there are lots of features associated with it. Due to this reason, the company has made it impossible for the users to uninstall it using Settings app, unlike other apps.
So it is confirmed that officially there is no way to delete Microsoft Edge browser from Windows 10. Now, this gives birth to various queries in mind like Can I Uninstall Microsoft Edge browser 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 from Windows 10 useful. If you have any query feel free to ask it in the comment section.