Solved: Can't Uninstall Microsoft Edge From Windows 11

Are you facing trouble to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11? Get answers to common questions and learn how to disable or prevent Edge from taking over your browsing experience.

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As the name suggests, Microsoft Edge is an internet browser designed by Microsoft, and it is installed on all Windows computers as the default browser. It's a solid choice with modern features, but you might have a stronger preference for a different browser, like Chrome, Firefox, or something else entirely. 

While you can easily set another browser as your default, removing Edge completely requires extra effort. Microsoft doesn't include a traditional uninstall option, but don't worry! EaseUS will show you several ways to successfully remove Edge from your Windows 11 system. 

How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11 - 3 Ways

This section will explore several effective solutions for eliminating Microsoft Edge and setting your desired web browser as the default. Don't forget to share this helpful page with other Microsoft Edge users:


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EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is the first method that helps all Windows users with any level of computing experience. It is the easiest and most efficient method, especially for beginners. Not just setting web browsers, this versatile software tool is designed to make your computing life more accessible than ever before. 

This automated method speeds up the process compared to time-consuming manual methods. In addition, this uninstaller doesn't just remove the Edege; it also gets rid of leftover files and data that can take up space and potentially slow down your system. 

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Step 1. Choose App Management, Click "Start" to securely uninstall your apps and repair your damaged apps. 


Step 2. All of apps installed on your PC, choose the selected one you want to uninstall or repair. (If your uninstall process fails, you can click the small triangle icon and select "Delete".)

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Step 3. Click "Uninstall". (If you want to repair apps, click the icon right behind "Uninstall" and choose "Repair".)

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Way 2: Uninstall Edge via Windows Settings

If you want to try uninstalling Edge manually through Windows settings, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Press the "Windows" key and select the "Gear" icon to open Settings.

Step 2: Click "Apps" in the left menu.

Step 3: Now, click "Installed apps" at the top right. This will show you the list of installed applications.

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Step 4: Navigate and select "Microsoft Edge."

Step 5: Click three dots next to Microsoft Edge, and click "Uninstall."

Note* This method is easy, but it may only sometimes work. As Edge is Microsoft's browser, the "Uninstall" option is usually not highlighted. If so, you cannot proceed. Thus, it's worth trying the first method to save effort and time.

Way 3: Remove Microsoft Edge via Command Prompt

This is another efficient method if you are an experienced user with prior CMD experience. However, if this is your first time using CMD, we recommend you avoid using it. One wrong command can lead to potential data loss, so pay close attention to spacing and capitalization. Let's dive in.

First, note down the current version of your Edge. To do so:

Step 1: Open Edge and click the three dots from the top-right corner.

Step 2: Select the "Help and Feedback" option. 

Step 3: Then click "About Microsoft Edge." 

about edge

You will see the current Edge version. Note it down. 

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Let's go through the next stage using the Command Prompt. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Press the "Windows key" and type "Command Prompt."

Step 2: Tap the first result and right-click on it. 

Step 3: Select to "Run as administrator."

Step 4: In the CMD screen, type the following command and hit the enter key.

cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\xx\Installer


Run this command to uninstall Edge

Note* Replace "xx" with the current version of your Edge that we noted at the beginning. 

Step 5: Execute another command:

setup.exe –uninstall –system-level –verbose-logging –force-uninstall

You'll see a pop-up asking, 'Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?'. Click 'Yes' to allow the uninstallation process and remove Microsoft Edge.

Bonus Tip: How to Stop Microsoft Edge From Reinstalling

You can prevent Edge from reinstalling if you have a bit of technical knowledge and can operate Windows Registry settings. This method is slightly risky for people without a technical background. Please follow each step with caution.

Step 1: Press the "Win" key and type "Registry."

Step 2: Click the first result and open "Registry Editor."

Step 3: Navigate the following path from the left side menu.


Step 4: Once you find the Microsoft folder, Right-click on it and select "New."

Step 5: Now, right-click "Key" and rename it as "EdgeUpdate."


Step 6: Right-click "EdgeUpdate," select "New," and then choose "DWORD (32-bit) Value."

Step 7: The new value must be shown as "New Value #1".

Step 8: Right-click it and rename it as: "DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium" 

Step 9: Now, right-click this folder and select "Modify".

Step 10: Change the Value Data to 1 and select "OK."

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Restart your system, and you will be all set.

Why Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11?

While Microsoft Edge has improved steadily with regular updates, there are still solid reasons to consider uninstalling it from your Windows 11 system.

Here are some of the critical factors: 

  • Strong browser preference: You might prefer Chrome, Firefox, or another browser because you're comfortable with its features, extensions, and how it works. This familiarity helps you browse more efficiently and enjoyably.
  • Resource conservation: The larger the program, the more space it takes and the more system resources it uses. If you have limited storage or want to get the best performance out of a device, removing Edge can free up disk or memory space used by other apps or files.
  • Performance Concerns: If you are troubled by a very slow browsing experience and high hanging levels, and Edge is responsible for these, you may try another browser that offers better performance. This is even more worth trying if you're operating with an outdated one.
  • Compatibility Issues: Surprisingly, some sites or web-based apps may be tailored for specific browsers without disuse. If you often see defects with websites using the Edge browser, your choice of another browser will be caused by compatibility problems.


We've covered various ways to uninstall Microsoft Edge. EaseUS Todo PCTrans is an efficient solution that easily handles stubborn programs. Before deciding, remember to weigh the reasons for removing Edge against its evolving features.

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FAQs About Uninstalling Microsoft Edge from Windows 11

Still have questions about removing Microsoft Edge? Let's find some answers!

1. How do I permanently turn off/disable Microsoft Edge?

While you can't completely remove Edge from Windows 11, you can effectively disable it. The process involves:

  • Setting a different default browser in Windows Settings.
  • Methods like the Registry Editor can be used to prevent it from being reinstalled (see Bonus Tip).

2. Why can't I uninstall Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft integrates Edge deeply into Windows 11 for system functionality. Traditional uninstallation isn't provided to prevent potential issues with system stability.

3. How do I stop Edge from hijacking my browser?

  • Ensure your preferred browser is the default in Windows Settings (Apps > Default Apps).
  • If Edge still opens certain links, you may need to adjust file association settings or use the methods described in this guide to turn it off further.

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