Windows 11 ships with the Edge browser, and it is the default browser in Windows 11. Based on Chromium, the Edge browser is now faster and safer than ever. However, some users love to use other web browsers, such as 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 in 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 default apps can be uninstalled by navigating to the Settings > Apps > Default apps page. However, the page does not display an uninstall option for the Edge browser.
As a result, we cannot use the Settings app to remove Edge. Luckily, we can use PowerShell and a third-party software called Edge Remover to completely uninstall Edge from Windows 11 by executing two simple commands.
Please note that you can uninstall and remove Edge Insider builds from Windows 10/11 from the Settings app.
Method 1 of 3
Uninstall Edge from Windows 11 via PowerShell
IMPORTANT: If you have saved passwords, bookmarks, or any other data in the Edge browser, we recommend you export those data to any different browser before uninstalling Edge.
Step 1: Close the Edge browser, if it’s running.
Step 2: Open Windows PowerShell as administrator. To do that, search for PowerShell, right-click on the PowerShell entry in the search result, and then click the Run as administrator option.
Click the Yes button when you see the User Account Control prompt.
Step 3: At the PowerShell window, copy and paste the following command:
Press the Enter key to execute the command, which uninstalls and removes Microsoft Edge from Windows 10/11 installation.
If you are unable to uninstall Edge via this method, follow the methods given below.
Method 2 of 3
Uninstall and remove Microsoft Edge using the Edge Remover tool in Windows 11
Edge Remover is a small piece of software developed to uninstall and remove the Microsoft Edge browser from Windows 10 and Windows 11 installations.
Uninstalling Edge with the Edge Remover tool is easy. Download and run the software. It will automatically uninstall and remove Edge in a few seconds.
Method 3 of 3
Another way to uninstall Edge from Windows 10/11 via PowerShell
IMPORTANT: Please close the Edge browser before executing these steps.
Step 1: Run PowerShell as administrator.
Step 2: At the PowerShell window, copy and paste the following command.
Press the Enter key.
Step 3: Once you press the Enter key, the PowerShell will show detailed information about the Edge installation. Here, you need to find and copy the PackageFullName of Edge by selecting the entry next to the PackageFullName (refer to the picture below) and then using Ctrl + C hotkey to copy it.
Step 4: Finally, you need to execute this command to uninstall and remove Edge.
In the above command, you need to replace <PackageFullName> with the PackageFullName of the Edge browser that you got in the previous step. Once the job is done, you may exit the PowerShell window.
Install Edge again in Windows 11
If you ever want to install the Edge browser again, it’s easy as well.
Step 1: Visit this official Edge page and download the latest version.
Step 2: Run the setup file and follow the on-screen directions to complete the installation.