How to Force Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Remove Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows
How to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows

Generally, for all software’s that we install on a system there is an option to uninstall the software after your work is done and you don’t need it. The same goes for Microsoft Edge when you install it in your system. But if you are a Windows 10 user and you install it throw the Windows Update. The option to uninstall Edge will not be available i.e. grayed out. This makes the process to remove a little bit tricky. So, here we are with How to force Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 using Command prompt.

New Microsoft Edge in Windows OS

Microsoft Edge is now treated as the default browser for the Windows OS and it is being automatically installed on devices that have Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 OS installed on them. You have an option to install it manually too but it will anyways be installed.

As the New Microsoft Edge has replaced the Classic Edge and has become the default browser. You cannot Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 using the setting (Control panel’s Programs and Features). This option is grey out after the update the option to uninstall is greyed out.

Uninstall Microsoft Edge

As we can directly uninstall the new edge we need the tricky way to perform the task. The process can be done using the command prompt by following the below process:

  1. Run Command prompt as administrator (right-click -> run as administrator).
  2. Navigate the installer location of the Edge by pasting the following command:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\83.0.478.58\Installer
  3. Paste the following command uninstall Edge:
    setup.exe –uninstall –system-level –verbose-logging –force-uninstall.
  4. This will uninstall Microsoft Edge from your system.
Command prompt code to uninstall Microsoft edge
Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 10 using Command Prompt

Even after you have Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, it will again be installed when the system update is available so as to avoid that you have to block the installation in the Windows update.

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Comments 4

  • This process no longer works after April 2021 update. I tried renaming the folder to the current Edge folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\85.0.564.67\installer but without success. Microsoft Edge is 100% malware that adds zero functionality. Someone needs to bring a class action against MS for this abusive practice. As soon as alternative OS improves to the point that I can use it for business, I am through with Windows. It is a horrible product. I HATE WINDOWS 10 !!!!!

    • Hey Nathan,
      Thanks for bringing forward this issue to us. We will try to find another way using you can remove Microsoft Edge from your system. And you can try Linux which can help you a lot with your work. At the start, you might feel a bit off track, but after some time you will get used to it and will surely enjoy using it. And thanks for reading us and sharing information with other users.

  • This does still work. While the command appears to do nothing, i.e. does not print any message in the Command Prompt and is very fast at executing (somewhat of a novelty if you’ve had Edge clogging up your system) almost all the files in the Edge folders are deleted.

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