Microsoft Edge isn’t all that bad, but if you want to get rid of it, there are two quick ways to do so. Here’s how to easily uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10.
Step 1: Open Settings
- Go to Start > Settings.
- In the Settings window, click on the System category.
- In the left column of the System settings page, click on Apps & features.
- On the right side of the Apps & features page, find and click on Microsoft Edge in the list of installed apps.
- Click on the Uninstall button that appears above the list of installed apps (it may say Uninstall app or Uninstall updates).
- In the pop-up window that appears, click on the Uninstall button again to confirm that you want to uninstall Microsoft Edge from your computer.
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect. You will no longer be able to use Microsoft Edge as your default browser. If you would like to switch back to using Microsoft Edge, download it from the Store by clicking here. After downloading, open Settings > System > Apps & Features and look for the entry titled Microsoft Edge in the list of apps. To get started with a new version of Microsoft Edge, just select this entry to open it up and make it your default browser once more. After installing the browser update for Edge which is still available in the Store, you can go ahead and try out some of its new features! One of these new features is ebooks—that’s right! Download one from your favorite retailer’s website or add them to your library directly through Edge’s eBook reader.
Step 2: Navigate to Apps and Features
Assuming you’re running the latest version of Windows 10, head to Settings > Apps > Apps and Features. Scroll down the list until you see Microsoft Edge. Click on it, then select Uninstall. A pop-up window will appear asking if you’re sure you want to get rid of Edge. Select Yes.
Once Edge is uninstalled, it’ll be as if it never existed on your computer. You won’t have access to any of its saved data or settings. You can always reinstall it later by going back into the Settings app, but that’s a pain in the butt. For now just restart your PC and don’t forget to update those important patches!
Once you’ve completed these steps, feel free to uninstall other built-in Windows apps like Mail or Calendar. I’m not sure why you would need either of these things when there are plenty of better options available for each service, but if you do want them there are instructions for how to remove them at the bottom of this post.
For a deeper look at how easy it is to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10, check out our video tutorial below
To learn more about Microsoft Edge, head over to our full write-up here: The Windows 10 Browser Report: Still No Edge. But Why? So what’s the point of even having Microsoft Edge installed on your computer? Well, there are a few reasons why you might want to keep it around.
Some people may prefer using Chrome instead, but with no Google search engine integration in Edge (you know how much we love Google), Chrome is only worth keeping around if you use G Suite and need webmail integration. Edge also has better support for browser extensions than Chrome does, so many users find themselves leaning towards staying with their default browser rather than switching over completely.
And lastly, some people may choose to stick with an older version of Windows 10 because they don’t want to upgrade their operating system or they’re not eligible for updates anymore due to their hardware being too old.
Step 3: Select the button next to Microsoft Edge
Now that you know how to find the correct app, it’s time to uninstall Microsoft Edge. Select the button next to Microsoft Edge and click Uninstall. If you’re prompted for permission, click Yes. A confirmation message will appear letting you know that the app has been uninstalled. Congratulations! You have successfully removed Microsoft Edge from your computer.
While it may not be as popular as Chrome or Firefox, there are some situations where using a browser like Edge is a necessity. For example, if you need to use Microsoft Office programs like Word or Excel on a web page, Edge is your only option since those features aren’t available in other browsers.
Step 4: Click on Uninstall Section: Step 5: Confirm your decision by clicking on Yes
Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It was first released for Windows 10 in July 2015, and is also available on iOS and Android. If you’re not a fan of Microsoft Edge, or if you find that it’s causing problems on your computer, you can uninstall it using the steps below.
1) Open Settings
2) Click System
3) Click Apps & features
4) Scroll down until you see Microsoft Edge
5) Click Uninstall
6) Confirm your decision by clicking Yes
7) Wait while Microsoft Edge uninstalls