Do you want to permanently remove and uninstall the Microsoft Edge browser from your Windows 11? If this is the case for you then in this tutorial, you’ll learn 2 different ways to remove and uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11 PC and laptop forever.
Meanwhile, Microsoft’s decision to migrate to the Chromium source engine has resulted in a significant increase in its popularity. The explanation for this is readily apparent to everybody. Internet Explorer and the Legacy Edge had been pretty remarkable in terms of offering a pleasant UI and decent speed up until that time.
On other hand, Microsoft has been testing Edge for a long time and now appears to be ready to make it available to all of its users. In Windows 11, Microsoft Edge has been included as the default browser. The days of the old Internet Explorer are over, and every Windows user may now utilize Edge to browse in a chromium-based environment.
In the meantime, In Windows 11 or 10, you may uninstall an app by going to Settings > Apps > Apps & features, finding the name of the app. However, the uninstall option in Edge is greyed out, so you’ll have to rely on command-line wizardry to get the job done.
How to Completely Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11
Here are the 2 methods to uninstall and delete Edge browser from Windows 11:
Method 1. Uninstall via Windows PowerShell
However, if you dislike Edge and prefer to use a third-party browser, this may be a devastating shift, and it may feel difficult to remove Edge from your computer. However, this is not the case. You may simply remove Microsoft Edge as your default browser from Windows 11 by using the PowerShell commands shown below.
Step 1. Open File Explorer in Windows 11 and then navigate to the following path. Copy and paste the path given below in your address bar. Press enter.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application
Step 2. Now go to the folder that contains the numerical value. The version number of ‘Edge’ installed on your system will be represented by this value.
Step 3. Double-click and open the Installer folder.
Step 4. Now, right-click on any space and then select Open in Windows Terminal.
Step 5. Copy and paste the following command in the PowerShell window and press Enter. If you’re prompted, click Yes.
.\setup.exe -uninstall -system-level -verbose-logging -force-uninstall
Microsoft Edge will be uninstalled from your system as a result of Powershell’s execution of the command. After removing Microsoft Edge, restart your computer to ensure that no traces of it remain.
Method 2. Uninstall Microsoft Edge on Windows 11 via CMD
Step 1. Launch Microsoft Edge browser. Navigate to the Settings menu > Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge.
Step 2. Copy the version number into your clipboard.
Step 3. Now, open the Start Menu and type “cmd” in the search bar. Further, when the Command Prompt result shows up, click on Run as administrator.
Step 4. Enter the following command where [VERSION] is replaced with the actual Edge version number (in my case, it was 94.0.992.50).
Step 5. Enter the following uninstall command.
setup --uninstall --force-uninstall --system-level
So that was the end of our instruction on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge from your Windows 11 computer. Please let us know if you have any questions about the aforementioned methods or Windows 11 in general in the comments section below. We will respond as soon as possible with a solution.