Microsoft has been quite aggressive in launching the Chromium-based version of Edge, and not everyone is happy about it.
It is understandably irritating to have a browser that does not necessarily need to be installed – and to further insult the injury, Microsoft has made it impossible to uninstall Edge. But there is a way to get rid of the browser. Here’s what you need to know.
You may have decided that you would like to stay in the browser of your choice, as long as it is not Edge. This is perfectly reasonable, and after making that decision, why should you install Edge? There is no need to limit yourself to what Microsoft says you can and cannot do.
The company decided that you can uninstall Edge if you installed it manually (although there is no guarantee that you will not receive it again). If you installed it through Windows Update, you can remove the browser not available in the settings. However, you can go to the command prompt.
- Click the Start button, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
C:Program Files (x86)MicrosoftEdgeApplication83.0.478.58Installerand press Enter
setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstalland press Enter
You will find that the new version of Edge is no longer available and the old non-Chromium edition is available again.