For advanced users: How to uninstall Microsoft Edge
Microsoft is rolling out the new Chromium-based Edge for all users soon and once that's done, it will be impossible to uninstall the browser using traditional means. But there is a way around.
Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge is going to be rolled out to all users soon. Once the roll-out is complete, the older HTML-version of the Edge, or the Legacy Edge, will no longer be available for users.
But that's not all.
The new browser will come as a system update on Windows thus the option to uninstall will not longer be available, Microsoft explained in a blog post.
To be fair, it can be uninstalled, but not by traditional means and not easily. Deskmodder has figured out a solution for this, but mind you, this is recommended only for advanced and experienced users.
Here’s how you go about with it -
- Navigate to C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Microsoft \ Edge \ Application
- Select the current version number
- Locate setup.exe
- Navigate to the file path within Command Prompt
- Execute the following command: setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging -- force-uninstall