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 the 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 the classic Command Prompt to completely uninstall Edge from Windows 11 by executing 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 the Edge browser, we recommend you export those data to any different browser before uninstalling Edge.
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt as administrator by typing CMD in the search, right-clicking on the Command Prompt entry, and then clicking Run as administrator.
Click the Yes button when you get the following prompt.
Step 2: In the Command Prompt, copy and paste the following command:
Press the Enter key to execute the command.
Step 3: Next, 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 (refer to the picture below), click Help and feedback, and click the About Microsoft Edge option. This will open the About page.
Step 2: Here, you need to copy only the version number of the Edge. For example, in the screenshot below, 93.0.961.52 is the version number, and we need to copy that only.
Step 3: Next, launch the Command Prompt as administrator. To do that, type CMD in the search, right-click on the Command Prompt entry, and then click the Run as administrator option.
Click the Yes button when you see the prompt.
Step 4: At the Command Prompt window, execute the following command:
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 may close the Command Prompt window now.
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.
Did not work – after entering both commands I got a notification to make changes to my PC, clicked yes, nothing happened. Edge still on PC
peter s says
does not work tried it and it fails edge still on my computer
J Rolinson says
I agree, Microshite should be ashamed of imposing Edge on Users. It pervades my machine and seems to interfere with my prefered browser. One would like to think that user preferences of app software would be a priority but just like Macintosch there are hidden but revenue gathering chunks of software embedded to annoy customers. Sod them.
These methods do not work…no effect!!!!!
f**king Microssh*t clown trying to force us to use sh*t that nobody even asked for.
Who the he*ll do they think they are to decide what we should use or should not use?
Sounds like same clown trying to force us on taking c-19 bioweapon injections
Mukesh Kumar says
It is intimated that when I print option in MS edge pdf file then shown check your printer and try again. Printing Failed. I all checked option and my printer is OK but pdf file is not printing
Method 1 no success.
Method 2 Step5 brings up the following Error message:
‘setup.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
I am now stuck.
Ghislain Charlebois says
Works perfectly but one of the side effects is that you can no longer use Facecbook app
“X86 : The term ‘X86’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.”
Any other way to get rid of Edge?
Thanks dude method 1 works just tested it on Win 11. 3/9/2022
Ken Bemis says
In my Windows 11 Pro Intel Gen 11 Edge was overwhelmingly planting a virus worm deep inside the Chrome Browser files, and Audio files, making them dysfunctional as if to take over full control of the desktop PC. After uninstalling Chrome to see what was wrong I discovered the worm inside Program files a flashing blank page “Edge cannot be found on this computer” or something to the effect. Then on updates Edge repeatedly reinstalls itself and does the same planting of a “worm” in select folders forcing control of the OS. Microsoft seems to perform as if they now own our computers, older OS even in Windows 10 on reinstallations often simply refused at installing points, many times until I had to go to Linux they command way too much control/ownership of a personal computer.
Grace D says
The instruction to uninstall Edge after you adminstrator CMD has be executed and the next step the command prompt of cd %etc – etc which give one the Prompt for the last entry which is > setup.exe -uninstall -force-uninstall -system-level – I have tried many times and this entry isn’t working to uninstall Microsoft Edge – give me an alternative option! Hello!
Jeff Flanagan says
It appears that Windows 11 does not support a paste function at the command prompt, so I manually typed in the command shown above. When double checking my entry, I noticed that “Microsoft” was spelled “Miicrosoft” and I WAS NOT ABLE TO CORRECT THE SPELLING! The second “i” could not be removed. It seems Microsoft has closed this loophole. Any other suggestions? I really want Edge removed from my new computer.
I can see how to do any of these tasks. I know nothing about how these things work. Windows 11 was just installed and I MUST uninstall Edge. This is impossible because you apparently suppose I know what you are talking about.
I HAVZE NO CLUE. I can’t use my laptop which just cost me a ton o money.