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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.

Remove Edge

Run cmd as Administrator:

  • go to cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\
  • Check which version is current. In my example that would be 92.0.902.67
  • So go to cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\92.0.902.67\Installer\
  • Run: setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall

Prevent automatic re-install of Edge

Run regedit as Administrator

  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft
  • Create a new key directory within the Microsoft directory called EdgeUpdate
  • Create a DWORD (32-bit) value named DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium
  • Enter 1 as 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

Powershell solutions don't work

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.