How to remove new Microsoft edge browser from Windows 10 PC/Laptop?


Here is how you can uninstall the new Microsoft Edge browser from your Windows 10 PC/Laptop?

If you start your Windows 10 with the 2004 version, you will notice that the Microsoft Edge is automatically starting. It is now clear that Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 2004 to update users to use Microsoft’s Edge browser instead of Google’s Chrome. Microsoft launched its Microsoft Edge Chromium-based browser with much fanfare during the Windows 10 2004 update. The new Edge browser is said to be super fast and is now available all Windows versions, and macOS while the Linux version is on the way.

We earlier also reported, the users who updated their Windows 10 PC/Laptop to 2004 update also got a new Microsoft update, but the users noticed that the new Microsoft Edge browser was secretly stealing users’ Firefox and Chrome data. This all started when Microsoft migrated the Edge browser to Chromium engine and made it available for everyone updating to the Windows 10 2004 version. The new Chromium-based Edge browser replaces the existing Edge legacy version as the new default on Windows 10.

It seems the Microsoft engineers have left some setting incomplete in the Windows 10 2004 version which lets the new Microsoft Edge Chromium version browser to automatically start when booting into Windows 10 2004. This happens even though the Windows 10 users have not specifically configured Edge to do it.

The automatic update, on the other hand, landed in early June, causing quite a lot of criticism in the Windows 10 user community. However, I tried removing Microsoft Edge, but the app removal option was missing from the Settings app. Well, recently it was discovered that you can turn to the Windows PowerShell for uninstalling the app.

This is because Edge becomes a native app on Windows 10, so it’s treated as a system file that requires administrator privileges. Then, navigate to the location where it’s installed and then launch a PowerShell window to the location. To do this, right-click in an empty area with Shift pressed on the keyboard and select the option called Open PowerShell window here. Next, simply copy and paste the following command in the PowerShell screen you just launched:

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

Done!! after the completion of the command, you will notice that Microsoft Edge is removed from your system. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.


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