Uninstall Microsoft Edge
This solution is 100% based on Tom's Guide to uninstall Edge. I just made it a little shorter and less confusing to read.
Quick warning: This could break something that uses MS Edge. Also it might be a good idea to install your browser of choice before removing Edge.
cmd as Administrator:
- go to
- Check which version is current. In my example that would be
- So go to
setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall
regedit as Administrator
- Navigate to
- Create a new key directory within the
- Create a
DWORD (32-bit)value named
1as a value
R.I.P Edge :)
I would think it works fine on Windows 11 but just in case it doesn't maybe check out Tom's hardware guide on this specific case.
Pro Tip: If you don't like edge then maybe give the Windows 10 Decrapifier a go. An alternative version is over here on Github. This script is a great way to clean out most of the junk Windows comes with pre-installed. Use is documented here
Windows Powershell soltuins like the following don't work:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers
If you give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt then this is to protect users from accidentally breaking their system which is a common warning when trying to remove services Windows comes pre installed with.
I personally never experienced any issues ripping out the bloat and feel like Microsoft's reasons to make user friendly feature selection tough to get done has non technical reasons.