You cannot uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11 in the conventional way – you must use a specific command entered in a specific folder using the system command line.

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The Microsoft Edge Web Browser is highly integrated with both Windows 11 and Windows 10. For all purposes and purposes, Edge should not be removed or uninstalled from your system under any circumstances. However, many users are still looking for ways to remove Microsoft Edge despite the possible consequences.

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In Windows 11, there is a way to uninstall the Edge browser with a well-built command entered at the command prompt of the correct folder. The method is similar to the method used to remove Edge from Windows 10, but the warnings and consequences of removing it are even more pronounced. You have been warned.

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11

First, one clarification. This method will uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11, but will not change the browser that your system considers its default. You must first install a new web browser on your system and make it the default browser. Changing your default web browser to something other than Edge is a simple process and should be done before attempting to uninstall Edge completely.

Once your new browser is installed, search for “default applications” in the Windows 11 Search Tool and select the appropriate setting result. Scroll down the default applications page and select Microsoft Edge (Figure A), and then change the default settings of another browser or application. After changing your default web browser, you can continue to uninstall Edge.

Figure A

Clarification number two. You cannot uninstall Microsoft Edge using normal methods. The process must be completed via the command line, and this command line must be located in the appropriate folder.

The first step is to find the right folder. Open File Explorer and go to this folder:

C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Edge Application 101.0.1210.32 Installer

Note: The version number (101.0.1210.32) may be different on your system.

Copy the entire navigation sequence through the Installer folder in the Windows clipboard (Figure B). We will use this saved sequence to redirect the command line to the correct folder.

Figure B

Enter “command line” in the Windows 11 search tool and select the appropriate item from the search results, remembering to select the administrative privileges option (Figure C).

Figure C

With the command line open, enter or copy these commands, using, of course, your version number:

cd/

Enter

cd Program Files (x86)MicrosoftEdgeApplication101.0.1210.32Installer

Enter

At the end of this sequence of commands, your command line must be in the correct folder (Figure D).

Figure D

Now type this command and then press Enter to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11.

setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall

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To reinstall Microsoft Edge, search for the application in the Microsoft Store and install it on your Windows 11 computer from there.

Again, it is important to emphasize that taking the drastic step of completely uninstalling Microsoft Edge from your Windows 11 device is neither necessary nor recommended. Changing your default browser will achieve the same result and avoid potential unpredictable and unforeseen adverse effects.

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge from Windows 11

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