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How to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11?

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Microsoft Edge, the default web browser for Windows 11, offers a range of features and an improved browsing experience. However, there may be situations where you prefer to use an alternative browser or need to uninstall Microsoft Edge for troubleshooting purposes. While Windows 11 doesn’t provide a direct option to uninstall the browser, removing it using a few workarounds is still possible.

In this article, we have discussed a few methods to help you uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 in a few simple and easy steps.

Also read: Fix: DPC watchdog violation in Windows 11

Uninstalling Microsoft Edge through the Command prompt

Follow the steps below to uninstall Microsft Edge in Windows 11 through the command prompt.

Before going to the command prompt, you need the version number of Edge you are using.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge and click on the Menu (triple horizontal dots) icon at the screen’s top right corner.

Step 2: In the dropdown menu, click on the Help and Feedback option and then the About Microsoft Edge option.

Step 3: Under the About section you will find the Microsft Edge version number, copy that number.

Step 4: In the Windows search type cmd and click on Run as administrator from the options on the right side.

Step 5: You might have to use the cd.. command depending on which directory the Command prompt opens. Run the command cd “Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\Edgeversion number\Installer” and hit Enter. Replace the Edgeversion number in the command with the Edge version number you copied earlier.

Step 6: Then run the command Setup –uninstall –force-uninstall –system-level and hit Enter.

Uninstalling Microsoft Edge through the Windows PowerShell

To uninstall Microsoft Edge from your PC through Windows PowerShell follow the steps below.

Step 1: In the Windows search, type Powershell and click on the Run as Administrator option available on the right side.

Step 2: In the Powershell window, type the command get-appxpackage *edge* and hit Enter.

Step 3: Copy the text beside PackageFullName.

Step 4: Run the command Remove-appxpackage PackageFullName, and replace PackageFullName with the text you copied earlier.

How to stop Microsoft Edge from automatically reinstalling on your PC?

Uninstalling Microsoft Edge does not guarantee that future Windows updates won’t reinstall the browser. To stop Microsft Edge from reinstalling again you have to edit a few registry files on your PC. Follow the steps below to edit the registry files.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R key to open the Run.

Step 2: Type regedit and hit Enter or click on the OK button.

Step 3: In the registry edit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINES\SOFTWARE\Microsoft.

Step 4: Right-click on the Microsoft folder and then in the dropdown menu click on New > Key and rename the key to EdgeUpdate.

Step 5: Right-click on the EdgeUpdate folder and then in the dropdown menu click on New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and rename the DWORD to DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium.

Step 6: Double-click on the DWORD you just created.

Step 7: Change the value data to 1 and then hit Enter or click on the OK button.

Also read: Fix: Kernel security check failure in Windows 11

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