How to Uninstall or Disable Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

As the successor to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 surely inheres some annoying features to the point when you want it completely out of your sight. You probably have the time when you’re unable to open your Microsoft Edge browser

In some cases, you may find it pop up even though you’ve set a different web browser as your default one. Annoying, right? 

Even though Microsoft makes the Edge one of its core components, you can still do something to disable it as you do with other pre-install apps. 

  1. I want to disable Microsoft Edge
  2. I want to uninstall Microsoft Edge

1: I want to 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: 

1) Go to C:WindowsSystemApps. Highlight the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder. 

2) Right-click the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and click Rename

3) We rename it here as Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbweold. Let your creative juices flows. 🙂 

4) Click Continue

5) There, your Edge browser should be disabled. 

if you want your Edge back, just change the folder name back. 

2: I want to uninstall Microsoft Edge

Removing Microsoft Edge could lead to stability issues. We always recommend that you change your default browser settings instead of uninstalling it if it’s not too unbearable. If you insist on removing it, you’re at your own peril.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and S at the same time, type powershell and click Windows PowerShell

2) In the pop-up blue window, type in the following command: 

get-appxpackage *edge*

When you are sure that you have made no typo, hit the Enter button on your keyboard. 

3) You’ll be able to see the detail location of your Microsoft Edge. 

4) Type “remove-appxpackage” in the Powershell window. Hit the Space button on your keyboard. Then copy the address next to the item PackageFullName and paste it after the command you just typed in. You can check the screenshot if you are not sure about it. 

5) There you go. Your Edge browser should be removed now. 

If you have the latest build of Windows 10, this method might not work as expected. If that is the case, you should go back to option 1 and disable Edge instead of removing it.