Microsoft Edge is a fully functional and featureful browser based on Chromium and works equally well as other browsers. No matter how good the browser is, there is no point in having an additional web browser on your PC when you are not going to use it. There is no direct way to uninstall the preinstalled Microsoft Edge in Windows, but you can do it with a few tweaks and ways around it. In this article, we’ll talk about how to uninstall Edge in Windows. Please make sure that you stay tuned till the end of this article.
Why Uninstall Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft Edge has improved a lot, and the features are now at par with other top browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Opera, etc. But still, it may just not be enough. For many people, the prime reason for not using and uninstalling Edge is that many features still don’t work on the browser.
Not all Chrome extensions can be used on Microsoft Edge and other chromium-based browsers. Also, Microsoft Edge does not offer seamless web history, bookmarks, and other syncs between multiple devices like Google Chrome does. Some users have reported the browser being relatively slow compared to other browsers.
Whatever your reason, uninstalling Microsoft Edge is a straightforward process, and the browser can also be easily reinstalled, so let’s look at how to uninstall Edge in Windows.
Uninstalling Microsoft Edge On Windows
Uninstalling Microsoft Edge in Windows is a relatively straightforward process. It involves a few lines of code, but you must copy and paste them to the right place. Here’s all that’s covered:
- Uninstall Microsoft Edge Using Windows Terminal
- Uninstall Microsoft Edge Using BAT File
Let’s now have a detailed look at these methods. They work on Windows 11, Windows 10, and any other version of Windows.
1] Uninstalling Microsoft Edge Using Windows Terminal
To use this method, you are required to know the current version number of the Edge on your PC. We then run a couple of commands to uninstall Edge from your PC. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Microsoft Edge
- Head to the triple dot menu next to the profile icon in the top right corner and open Settings.
- In settings, open the About Microsoft Edge section from the left pane.
- Now, you’ll see the Microsoft Edge icon and, below it, the version number. Please select and copy it.
- Now that you have the version number right-click the Windows Start icon and select Terminal (Admin) from the power user menu.
- Now in the Windows Terminal, paste the following command and press Enter.
(Replace XXX with the version number you copied in the previous steps)
- For the next step, paste the following command, and Microsoft Edge will be instantly uninstalled from your PC
setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall
2] Uninstall Microsoft Edge Using a BAT File
The previous method has a few extra steps and takes time. A BAT file is generally used to execute multiple commands or scripts simultaneously. This method deals with creating a BAT file from a script that will uninstall Edge once run. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Notepad on your Windows PC by searching for it in the start menu.
- Go to the Microsoft Edge Removal script Github Page from here. Please copy the code from there and paste it into Notepad.
- Once pasted, head to the file menu in the top left corner and select Save As.
- Now type in a name for your file and add a BAT extension at the end of the name. (Adding the extension is essential to specify the file format)
- Now, select the file type as All Files and click on Save.
- Once the file is saved, head over to where it was saved. Right-click the file and then click Run As Administrator from the context menu. This will execute the script, and Microsoft Edge will be uninstalled from your PC in a few seconds.
Decluttering your PC and removing files and apps that are not being used boosts performance, enhances your productivity, and saves you some time. You can customize almost every aspect of Microsoft Windows with a few tweaks. We hope you found the article to be insightful. Please make sure that you share it with everyone.
Is It Safe To Execute BAT File On My PC?
Yes, it is safe to execute a BAT file in Windows. But to be safer, ensure you know the script’s content and what it does. If a BAT file is run is an Administrator, it can alter almost every aspect of your PC. Hence it is recommended not to download BAT file from the internet and run it unless you are confident.
Do I Need To Know Programming Language To Use Command Prompt?
Command Prompt or Windows Terminal does not require you to know a specific programming language. However, you need to understand and learn the syntax of specific commands to completely utilize the Command Prompt’s potential in Windows. Compared to this, PowerShell is complex. The latest version of Windows offers the Terminal that supports Powe4rShell and Command Prompt syntaxes.