Can Microsoft Edge Be Uninstalled? (All You Need to Know)

If you keep your computer up to date, chances are you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge. However, it may not be your favorite Internet browser, and maybe you would rather use a different one. 

If this is the case, and you may be wondering whether you will be able to uninstall Microsoft Edge. If so, keep reading to learn more regarding this subject!

Can Microsoft Edge Be Uninstalled?

If you have installed the New Microsoft Edge Chromium manually, you will be able to remove it with just a few simple steps in 2022. However, if the New Edge Chromium was installed via Windows update, unfortunately, it won’t be possible to remove it unless you can perform a System Restore on an earlier date before the New Edge was installed. 

Keep reading if you are interested in learning more about how you can go about uninstalling some parts of Microsoft Edge, along with more useful facts!

Is It Possible to Uninstall Microsoft Edge?

When using MS Edge, it can be difficult when it doesn’t function according to your needs, whether it’s not working or you just don’t like the software.

Whatever the case may be, there may be a way that you can remove Microsoft Edge from your computer, which we’ll cover in the section below.

How Do You Uninstall Microsoft Edge?

How Do You Uninstall Microsoft Edge?

If you installed the New Edge Chromium manually, you can remove it by following the simple steps listed here:

  1. Press Start and search Settings
  2. Select Apps > Apps and Features to locate Microsoft Edge
  3. Click Uninstall

However, if the New Edge Chromium was installed through a Windows update, it won’t be possible to uninstall it and keep your PC up to date. 

The reason being is that the New Microsoft Edge doesn’t support the removal of this update. 

If you still wish to remove MS Edge, you will need to perform a System Restore on an earlier date before the New Edge was installed. 

Follow these steps closely in order to remove MS Edge from your PC:

  1. Press Start
  2. Search for Create a Restore Point, and click the top result to open the System Properties.
  3. Click the System Restore button.
  4. Choose a different restore point. Click the Next button.
  5. Select the restore point that you want to use on your computer. You can check the box “Show more restore points”
  6. Click Next > Finish

The following instructions will help you in setting up an alternative browser in Windows 10:

  1. Press Win + I (or click the Start menu and select Settings)
  2. Click Apps
  3. Click Default Apps
  4. Under Web browser, select the browser currently listed and then select another one.

Overall, you can disable Edge if you wish, as Windows 10 gives you the option. However, you can’t uninstall Edge permanently.

However, you can install and use multiple other browsers on your PC, as MS Edge isn’t vital to the day-to-day operations of Windows 10.

And, rest assured, you won’t be causing any damage to your PC if you install more than one browser.

Further, while you can’t completely uninstall MS Edge, you can prevent the web browser from being visible in your day-to-day tasks. We’ll cover this in the section below.

How Can You Prevent Microsoft Edge From Being Visible When Performing Everyday Tasks?

In order to hide Microsoft Edge while performing your daily tasks, remove it from the areas where it’s most visible.

You can do this by right-clicking the Edge icon on your task bar and selecting “Unpin From Taskbar” option.

As well, you can remove the browser from your Start Menu by right-clicking on the MS Edge icon and then selecting “Unpin From Start.”

If you do these things successfully, MS Edge Shouldn’t bother you in your day-to-day business.

To know more, you can also read our posts on why Microsoft Edge is so slow, why Microsoft bought Nokia, and what is Microsoft Outlook.

Conclusion 

If you downloaded the New Microsoft Edge Chromium yourself, you will be able to remove it. However, if it was installed through a Windows update, it won’t be possible to remove it completely and still keep your computer up to date.

Although this is the case, there are ways that you can hide Microsoft Edge from your view and use other Internet browsers without causing harm to your PC. 

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Cara Suppa

Cara Suppa has been freelance writing for over a decade and holds a BA in English and an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications. Outside of work, she is an avid cook, gardener, and discount shopper.

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