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How to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 and when it is recommended to do it

Microsoft Edge. (photo: TecnoBreak)

Some reader may not want to use Microsoft Edge because you like it, or you are so used to someone else that you don’t want to change. Okay, yes do not want to use this browser for one computer with Windows 11it is advisable to continue reading this article.

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The truth is Microsoft Edge has evolved quite a bit during its time on the market, but is still far behind Google Chromewhich makes many people not even consider it an option.

It is already known that Edge is a browser that comes pre-installed in Windows 11, so the other browsers that are added, because one downloads and installs them, can be manually removed, which Microsoft’s browser, at least locally, cannot .

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It is clear that microsoft you want your users to use your browser, and that’s why it prevents you from removing it, but not only that, it even shows drawbacks for a person not to use it as default browser when you start Windows 11. But that does not mean that it cannot be deleted, because below TechMarkup will show how to do it in various ways.

Why Edge should be removed

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The truth is that the main reason why Edge is usually removed is because Microsoft forces it, and when something is forced, people tend to get angry. The fact that it is the default and that they have made the feature harder to make it no longer the default only gives more reason for those who don’t want it on their computer.

Others justify its elimination because consumes a lot of resources to run, though not as much as internet explorer. Therefore, they want to use other browsers, more powerful and lighter. The constant data collection of users can be another reason to uninstall Edge and switch to another type of software more respectful in this regard.

Being one of the most used browsers, it is also one of the most vulnerable to attack, so it is better to change the option. For others, it’s a bit limited in terms of certain extra features like extensionswith Google Chrome taking the crown and firefox following in his footsteps. That’s why there are people who don’t want Edge because it doesn’t have enough extra features, or because the ones it does have don’t look like what Chrome offers.

Microsoft Edge. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
Microsoft Edge. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

How to uninstall Edge using Windows Terminal

First of all, you can use the windows terminal (formerly known as Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell), to get Edge to stop being installed on a Windows 11 PC.

To do this, you need to know the version number of Microsoft Edge, which replaces Internet Explorer on your computer. If it is clear, you can now remove this browser by following these steps:

– Open Microsoft Edge on PC.

– Click on the menu icon (three dots in the upper right corner) and select help and feedback

– now enter About Microsoft Edge.

– Copy the browser version number from the section About.

– press Win + X and select Terminal (Admin) in the menu that appears.

– Click on Yes when the message appears User account control.

– In the console, you have to execute the following commands to navigate to the directory where Microsoft Edge is installed:

1. cd/

2. cd %Program Files (x86)%MicrosoftEdgeApplicationEdgeVersionInstaller

– Replace EdgeVersion with actual version number that has been noted above.

– Now write the following command and when it is, press Entercausing Microsoft Edge to be uninstalled from the computer: setup –uninstall –force-uninstall –system-level

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Uninstall Microsoft Edge. (photo: Watch How It's Done)
Uninstall Microsoft Edge. (photo: Watch How It’s Done)

Another way to uninstall Edge with Windows Terminal

The big difference from the previous case is that in this case you do not need to know the version of Microsoft Edge to continue. The following must be done:

– press Win + S to open the search menu.

– Next, write windows terminal and select the option, but giving in Execute as an administrator.

– Select Yes when the message appears User account control.

– Paste the following command and press Enter when finished: get-appxpackage *edge*

– Highlight text with mouse next to PackageFullName and press Ctrl + C to copy it.

– Run the following command to uninstall Microsoft Edge: Remove-appxpackage

– Replace in the command with the name of the previously copied package.

– When it is finished, there will already be a Microsoft Edge draft on our computer.

Windows 11. (Photo: Viralitrix.com)
Windows 11. (Photo: Viralitrix.com)

The Redmond-based company tried to make Microsoft Edge the browser everyone uses in Windows 11, making it uninstall like any app but a little more complicated than previous versions of the default browser and the one you open certain types of files with.

In the end, this policy did not benefit them much, because most people use Chrome as their default browser, while others even want to remove microsoft edge because it annoys them that it takes up space on a computer.

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