2 Ways To Uninstall Microsoft Edge From Windows 11

Uninstall Microsoft Edge From Windows 11

Windows 11 ships with the Edge browser, and it is the default browser in Windows 11. Based on Chromium, the Edge browser is now faster and safer than ever. However, some users love to use other web browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

While Microsoft Edge is on par with other browsers, most users prefer Chrome over other web browsers. If you like a browser other than the Edge, you can install a browser of your choice in Windows 11. But what if you want to completely remove Edge from your Windows 11 computer before installing a browser of your choice?

In Windows 11, most default apps can be uninstalled by navigating to the Settings > Apps > Default apps page. However, the page does not display an uninstall option for the Edge browser.

As a result, we cannot use the Settings app to remove Edge. Luckily, we can use the classic Command Prompt to completely uninstall Edge from Windows 11 by executing two simple commands.

Method 1 of 2

Uninstall Edge from Windows 11 via Command Prompt

IMPORTANT: If you have saved passwords, bookmarks, or any other data in the Edge browser, we recommend you export those data to any different browser before uninstalling Edge.

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt as administrator by typing CMD in the search, right-clicking on the Command Prompt entry, and then clicking Run as administrator.

Click the Yes button when you get the following prompt.

Step 2: In the Command Prompt, copy and paste the following command:

cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\9*\Installer

Uninstall Microsoft Edge From Windows 11

Press the Enter key to execute the command.

Step 3: Next, copy and paste this command:

setup.exe –uninstall –force-uninstall –system-level

Press the Enter key to uninstall and remove Edge from your Windows 11 PC.

Method 2 of 2

Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11

Step 1: First of all, launch the Edge browser. Click on the Settings and more menu icon (refer to the picture below), click Help and feedback, and click the About Microsoft Edge option. This will open the About page.

Step 2: Here, you need to copy only the version number of the Edge. For example, in the screenshot below, 93.0.961.52 is the version number, and we need to copy that only.

Step 3: Next, launch the Command Prompt as administrator. To do that, type CMD in the search, right-click on the Command Prompt entry, and then click the Run as administrator option.

Click the Yes button when you see the prompt.

Step 4: At the Command Prompt window, execute the following command:

cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\93.0.961.52\Installer

In the above command, replace 93.0.961.52 with the actual version number of Edge that you copied in Step 2.

Step 5: Finally, copy and paste the following command to completely remove Edge from your Windows 11 installation.

setup.exe –uninstall –force-uninstall –system-level

You may close the Command Prompt window now.

Install Edge again in Windows 11

If you ever want to install the Edge browser again, it’s easy as well.

Step 1: Visit this official Edge page and download the latest version.

Step 2: Run the setup file and follow the on-screen directions to complete the installation.

FAQ’s

1.  Can Microsoft Edge be uninstalled?

Microsoft Edge is the web browser recommended by Microsoft and is the default web browser for Windows. Because Windows supports applications that rely on the web platform, our default web browser is an essential component of our operating system and can’t be uninstalled.
2. How do I get rid of Microsoft Edge as my default browser in Windows 11?
Go to Settings > Apps > Default Apps. Scroll down to the bottom until you see “Choose defaults by link type.” Click on that and then in the search box labeled “Set defaults for link types,” type “Edge.”

3. Will uninstalling Microsoft Edge cause problems?

What will happen if I uninstall Microsoft Edge? Edge has been part of Windows 10 since it was first released in 2015. Uninstalling it brings no benefit and may result in sundry disadvantages.

How To Uninstall Microsoft Edge From Windows 11 Video Tutorial

In this video, we will show how to Uninstall Microsoft Edge and reinstall Microsoft edge on windows 11.

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