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2 Ways To Uninstall Microsoft Edge From Windows 11

Windows 11 comes with the Edge browser and is the default browser on Windows 11. Based on Chromium, the Edge browser is now faster and more secure than ever. However, some users love to use other web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

While Microsoft Edge is on par with other browsers, most users prefer Chrome over other web browsers. If you like a browser other than Edge, you can install a browser of your choice on Windows 11. But what if you want to completely remove Edge from your Windows 11 computer before installing a browser of your choice?

In Windows 11, most of the default applications can be uninstalled by navigating to the Settings > Applications > Default apps page. However, the page does not show an uninstall option for the Edge browser.

As a result, we are unable to use the Settings app to remove Edge. Fortunately, we can use the classic command prompt to completely uninstall Edge from Windows 11 by running two simple commands.

Method 1 of 2

Uninstall Edge from Windows 11 via command prompt

IMPORTANT: If you have saved passwords, bookmarks, or any other data in Edge browser, we recommend that you export that data to any different browser before uninstalling Edge.

Step 1: Open the command prompt as an administrator by typing CMD in search, right-click the command prompt entry and then click Execute as an administrator.

Click on the Yes when the following message appears.

Step 2: At the command prompt, copy and paste the following command:

cd% PROGRAMFILES (X86)% Microsoft Edge Application 9 * Installer

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Press the Enter key to run the command.

Step 3: Then copy and paste this command:

setup.exe –uninstall –force-uninstall –system level

Press the Enter key to uninstall and remove Edge from your Windows 11 PC.

Method 2 of 2

Uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11

Step 1: First of all, launch the Edge browser. Click on the Settings and more menu icon (see image below), click Help and Feedbackand click on the About Microsoft Edge option. This will open the About page.

Step 2: Here, you need to copy only the version number of Edge. For example, in the screenshot below, 93.0.961.52 is the version number, and we just need to copy that.

Step 3: Then start the command prompt as administrator. To do that, type CMD in search, the right button of the mouse at the command prompt entry and then click on the Execute as an administrator option.

Click on the Yes when you see the message.

Step 4: In the command prompt window, run the following command:

cd% PROGRAMFILES (X86)% Microsoft Edge Application 93.0.961.52 Installer

In the above command, replace 93.0.961.52 with the actual version number of Edge that you copied in Step 2.

Step 5: Finally, copy and paste the following command to completely remove Edge from your Windows 11 installation.

setup.exe –uninstall –force-uninstall –system level

You can close the command prompt window now.

Install Edge again in Windows 11

If you ever want to reinstall the Edge browser, it’s easy too.

Step 1: Visit this official Edge page and download the latest version.

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Step 2: Run the installation file and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

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