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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. 

Not a fan of the Microsoft Edge? There is a way to uninstall it
Not a fan of the Microsoft Edge? There is a way to uninstall it (Microsoft)

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. 

Now, the new browser does come with a host of improvements and is actually more preferred than the Mozilla Firefox right now, but the fact that you cannot uninstall it might irk some users. 

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