Edge (also known as Microsoft Edge) is a new web browser developed by Microsoft, which replaces Internet Explorer (still available in Windows 10) Edge is also included in Windows 10 and is the default web browser. The only way to get Edge is to upgrade earlier operating system versions to Windows 10. Microsoft Edge is also available to download on iOS and Android smartphones.
Generally, Microsoft Edge is a good web browser and better than its predecessor – fast, clean, simplified, and lightweight. Some users are happy with the browser, whereas others dislike it. Many users accept Edge simply because it is the default Microsoft operating system browser, however, others wish to uninstall it from Windows 10. This is not as simple as it may seem. Furthermore, the browser might become difficult to ignore, since there are rumors that some apps will use Microsoft Edge only. These include the Windows Mail app, and thus, any hyperlink clicked in the Mail app will be opened in Edge.
Hopefully, this rumor will not be confirmed, and more choice offered. If you wish to disable or uninstall Microsoft Edge, bear in mind that it is a core feature of Windows 10 and (as was the case with Internet Explorer) cannot be removed by conventional means. There are, however, some workarounds available to disable Microsoft Edge as outlined below.
How to Uninstall/Disable Microsoft Edge
This is by far the easiest way for you to do if you want to disable your Edge browser. Here is how you can do it:
- Go to C:\Windows\SystemApps and Highlight Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder.
- Right-click Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and click Rename.
- We rename it here as Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbweold. Let your creative juices flow.
- There, your Edge browser should be disabled. If you want your Edge back, just change the folder name back.