How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge

After switching to the Chromium project for their new Edge Web browser, Microsoft has begun replacing the legacy Edge version through Windows Updates. However, some users may wish to continue using the old version, or could want Edge removed from their computers completely. The most straightforward way is to treat Edge as any other application and remove it in the usual manner. Go to 'Settings' by pressing the Windows key (the one with the Windows logo on it) and I on the keyboard. Open 'Apps' and then 'Apps and Features.' Scroll through the list of installed applications until you find Microsoft Edge or use the search field. Select the application, right-click it and choose 'Uninstall.'

If for some reason that method doesn't work, users can try to remove Microsoft Edge with Command Prompt. First, an elevated Command Prompt window needs to be opened. Type command prompt in the search box on the taskbar and right-click the top result. Select 'Run as administrator.'

To access the Installer folder for the browser, type the following path and press Enter:

cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\8\Installer

Keep in mind that with the release of new browser versions, the number '8' in the path may have changed to 9, 10, or something else, depending on the currently distributed version.

All that is left is to now remove Microsoft Edge by typing the following command and pressing Enter:

setup --uninstall --force-uninstall --system-level