By default, Microsoft Edge comes preinstalled as the default web browser in Windows 11 and Windows 10. Although the Edge browser comes with several features and meets most user needs, most Windows users do not love using it and want to get rid of it.
Unluckily when you try to uninstall Microsoft Edge using either Control Panel or the Settings app, you will find the Uninstall option is missing or greyed out. Luckily, there is a workaround to uninstall the Edge browser from Windows 11/10. To remove Edge from your computer, you need to take the help of the built-in Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell. Here is how to do it.
How to Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 or 10 using Command Prompt?
To remove or uninstall Microsoft Edge from your Windows 11/10 through Command Prompt, do the following:-
Step 1. First, locate the Microsoft Edge installation folder. To do that, right-click on the Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut and select
Step 2. Now, double-click the folder name with the Edge browser version.
Step 3. Then double-click the
Step 4. From here, note down the executable file name. For instance,
Step 5. Now, right-click on the Installer and select
Step 6. Then, open an elevated Command Prompt.
Step 7. Now that you have copied the path of the Installer folder of Edge, on the command prompt, type
Step 8. Again provide a space and then paste the following:-
.\setup.exe -uninstall -system-level -verbose-logging -force-uninstall
Note: Replace setup.exe with the executable if it is different in your case.
After entering the entire command, press
That’s it! Microsoft Edge is wholly removed from your computer.
How to Remove Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 or 10 through Windows PowerShell?
To remove or uninstall Microsoft Edge from your Windows 11/10 using Windows PowerShell, do these steps:-
Step 1. First, open an elevated Windows PowerShell.
Step 2. Next, copy and paste the following command and press Enter key on the keyboard:-
Step 3. Now, select the text beside PackageFullName and use
Step 4. Then, copy and paste the following command and hit the
Note: In the above command, replace
Whenever you need to install Microsoft Edge later, you can download it from the Microsoft website.