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How To Uninstall Microsoft Edge In Windows 11

Uninstalling Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 can be achieved using various methods, such as Command Prompt, Windows PowerShell, or the Settings app. In this article, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 using these different methods.

Let’s start with the Command Prompt method. First, open Microsoft Edge and go to Help and feedback, then click on About Microsoft Edge to find the version number. Next, open the Command Prompt as an administrator and use the provided commands to navigate to the directory where Microsoft Edge is installed. Finally, run the command to uninstall Microsoft Edge.

If you prefer using Windows PowerShell, you can follow a similar process. Open Windows PowerShell as an administrator and use the command to find the package name of Microsoft Edge. Copy the PackageFullName and use it in the command to uninstall Microsoft Edge.

Alternatively, you can use the Settings app to uninstall Microsoft Edge if you have the Beta, Dev, or Canary Channel Builds installed. Simply open the Settings app, go to the Apps tab, and click on Installed apps. Scroll down to locate the preview build of Microsoft Edge and select Uninstall.

After uninstalling Microsoft Edge, you may want to prevent it from reinstalling. You can do this by making changes in the Windows registry editor. Open the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft, and create a new key named “EdgeUpdate.” Within this key, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named “DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium” with a value of 1.

It’s important to note that uninstalling Microsoft Edge may cause issues with other Microsoft applications that rely on the web platform. Keep this in mind when deciding to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11.

Using the Command Prompt to Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

By following these steps in the Command Prompt, you can uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 and ensure a streamlined user experience.

1. Open Microsoft Edge and go to Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge to find the version number.

2. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator.

3. Use the following commands to navigate to the directory where Microsoft Edge is installed:

Command Description
cd/ Navigate to the root directory
cd %Program Files (x86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\EdgeVersion\Installer Navigate to the installation directory of Microsoft Edge

Replace “EdgeVersion” with the actual version number.

4. Run the following command to uninstall Microsoft Edge:

setup –uninstall –force-uninstall –system-level

Important Note:

Uninstalling Microsoft Edge may cause issues with other Microsoft applications that rely on the web platform.

Now that you know how to uninstall Microsoft Edge using the Command Prompt, let’s move on to the next method.

Using Windows PowerShell or the Settings App to Uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

If you prefer using Windows PowerShell or the Settings app, these instructions will guide you on how to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11 effectively.

To uninstall Microsoft Edge using Windows PowerShell, you will need to open Windows PowerShell as an administrator. Once opened, use the command get-appxpackage *edge* to find the package name of Microsoft Edge. Copy the PackageFullName and use it in the command Remove-appxpackage <PackageFullName> to uninstall Microsoft Edge.

Alternatively, you can remove Beta, Dev, or Canary Channel Builds of Microsoft Edge through the Settings app. Open the Settings app in Windows 11 and navigate to the Apps tab. Click on Installed apps and scroll down to locate the preview build of Microsoft Edge. Click the three-dot menu icon and select Uninstall.

To prevent Microsoft Edge from reinstalling after uninstallation, you can make changes in the Windows registry editor. Open the Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft. Create a new key named “EdgeUpdate” and within it, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named “DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium” with a value of 1.

It’s important to note that uninstalling Microsoft Edge may cause issues with other Microsoft applications that rely on the web platform.