- Microsoft Edge is the latest browser from Microsoft and has become the default browser for Windows 10.
- If you're not pleased with it, continue reading the guide below on how to uninstall it completely.
- To read more about browsers, visit our dedicated Browsers Hub.
- For more help on how to remove software from your PC, check out our Removal Guides page.
With Windows 10 we got a new browser called Microsoft Edge, and although Microsoft Edge is designed as a successor to Internet Explorer, some users aren’t pleased with Microsoft Edge and they don’t want to use it at all.
In fact, some users even want to uninstall Microsoft Edge completely from Windows 10.
Microsoft Edge is a core component of Windows 10, and by uninstalling it you can potentially cause instability issues. Bear in mind that you’re removing Microsoft Edge at your own risk.
How do I uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 10?
Ever since it was first developed, Microsoft Edge has come a long way, and Microsoft has finally made it so that it can be uninstalled like any other typical app.
However, this also means that uninstalling Edge might leave behind residual files that may be hard to delete afterwards without deleting other system data by mistake.
This tool will make sure that no trace of any program will ever be left behind once you’ve decided to uninstall it.
This is thanks to the in-depth scanning abilities that it has, allowing you to perform either quick uninstalled, or longer and more through uninstalls, that will deleted all associated files as well.
Once you have downloaded Revo Uninstaller, here are the simple steps to uninstall Edge:
- Run Revo uninstaller and close all Edge tabs and windows.
- Select Microsoft Edge in the list and click Uninstall.
- Confirm restore point creation and start the process.
- Revo makes it possible to also search for traces and residual files as the last step (recommended).
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2. Uninstall Microsoft Edge like any other program
- Press Windows Key
- Type in Edge
- Right-click Microsoft Edge
- Select Uninstall and confirm your decision to uninstall
- Wait for your PC to remove the Microsoft Edge browser
- Reboot your PC
When it was first introduced, Microsoft Edge was designed to be a core system product, so uninstalling it means you had to manually delete core system files.
Not only was this complicated, but the chances of you leaving behind residual data was also very high.
Note: While this typical uninstall process is indeed a bit faster, residual files will still be left behind. While they don’t take up much disk space by themselves, repeating the process with other programs will eventually make the residual files add up over time, and take up precious disk space.
By following these steps, you should be able to remove Microsoft Edge from your PC without any issue, and you can go ahead and use a totally different browser.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.