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    Smile Microsoft Edge

    I dont like this program, Edge, on little bit.
    I never asked for it, but it just happened.
    Any idea how I can remove.

    Ian

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    Default Re: Microsoft Edge

    Which OS are you using?
    This is for W10
    To uninstall Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

    Open Settings.
    Click on Apps.
    Click on Apps & features.
    Select the Microsoft Edge item.
    Click the Uninstall button. Source: Windows Central.
    Click the Uninstall button again.
    (Optional) Select the Also clear your browsing data option.
    Click the Uninstall button.
    or go here
    https://www.google.com/search?client...+in+windows+10
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    Default Re: Microsoft Edge

    I see that you cant uninstall it as such at least in W10, because it's been part of the OS since last June.
    Yuo could try this
    https://superuser.com/questions/1562...ate-windows-10
    Last edited by feersumendjinn; 08-02-2021 at 12:59 PM.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Edge

    As it will probably come back in the next update/upgrade of Windows 10 I prefer to just leave it but:
    Unpin it from your Start Menu Icons (Click Start, then Right Click Start Menu Icon for Microsoft Edge, then Right Click and then select "Unpin from Start"
    If it is on you Taskbar Right Click the Microsoft Edge Icon the select "Unpin from Taskbar"

    Change your Default App Settings as follows:
    Click Settings
    Then Click Apps, then default Apps
    Scroll down to Web Browser
    Click the Icon (if "Edge")
    Select the Default Browser you prefer (I use Google Chrome as my Default Browser)
    I do use Edge and Firefox and sometimes Brave (i have them on my Taskbar)

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    Default Re: Microsoft Edge

    Yeah I wouldn't remove Edge, as it's heavily integrated into the OS itself...you may find other things breaking or not working correctly within the OS... proceed with caution.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Edge

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedsdad View Post
    As it will probably come back in the next update/upgrade of Windows 10 I prefer to just leave it but:
    Unpin it from your Start Menu Icons (Click Start, then Right Click Start Menu Icon for Microsoft Edge, then Right Click and then select "Unpin from Start"
    If it is on you Taskbar Right Click the Microsoft Edge Icon the select "Unpin from Taskbar"

    Change your Default App Settings as follows:
    Click Settings
    Then Click Apps, then default Apps
    Scroll down to Web Browser
    Click the Icon (if "Edge")
    Select the Default Browser you prefer (I use Google Chrome as my Default Browser)
    I do use Edge and Firefox and sometimes Brave (i have them on my Taskbar)
    This is the way to fix it for you. It cannot actually be removed and as chiefnz says you are likely to give yourself problems if you try to do so.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Edge

    Simple -- If you dont want to use Edge, then don't. Install What ever browser you prefer, and as its been directed set that as the Default.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Edge

    Quote Originally Posted by feersumendjinn View Post
    Which OS are you using?
    This is for W10

    or go here
    https://www.google.com/search?client...+in+windows+10
    Its there but its Greyed out & nothing happens when I click on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    Its there but its Greyed out & nothing happens when I click on it.
    "According to Microsoft blog posts and answers to user's questions, the new Edge browser cannot, and should not, be uninstalled from a Windows 10 computer."
    stop fiddling, DO NOT try & remove it .
    MS decide what you want , we need to learn to live with the MS overlords dictates

    Some weird programs can have issues if its removed (some programs wont use the default browser & require IE/Edge)
    Just ignore it . Install chrome , FF , whatever .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    "According to Microsoft blog posts and answers to user's questions, the new Edge browser cannot, and should not, be uninstalled from a Windows 10 computer."
    stop fiddling, DO NOT try & remove it .
    MS decide what you want , we need to learn to live with the MS overlords dictates

    Some weird programs can have issues if its removed (some programs wont use the default browser & require IE/Edge)
    Just ignore it . Install chrome , FF , whatever .
    Thanks, everyone....

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