Windows 10 removes the option to uninstall the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge from the Settings app after the browser was automatically installed through Windows Update, but you can still uninstall it with a few simple commands.
Although Microsoft has offered a blocker toolkit to disable the automatic delivery of the new Edge, a lot of devices began receiving the new browser, and those who didn’t wanted it, quickly found out that the button to uninstall was grayed out in the “Apps & features” settings page making impossible to get rid of it.
However, those who don’t want the web browser can use Command Prompt (via Major Geeks) to uninstall it and revert to the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.
Uninstall Microsoft Edge forced using Windows Update
To force uninstall Edge on Windows 10, use these steps:
Open Start on Windows 10.
Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
Type the following command to access the Microsoft Edge installation folder and press Enter:
cd c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application
Type the following command to find out the folder with the version number installed on your device and press Enter:
Type the following command to access the folder with the version number (see step No. 4) and press Enter:
Type the following command to access the Installer folder and press Enter:
Type the following command to uninstall Microsoft Edge and press Enter:
setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall
Once you complete the steps, the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge will be uninstalled from your computer.
This guide outlines the instructions to uninstall Microsoft Edge if the device received it through Windows Update. If you installed it manually, you can still remove it from Settings > Apps > Apps & features and clicking the Uninstall button.
You can’t remove this particular browser through PowerShell. You’ll find the “Microsoft.Edge” entry, but it’s for the legacy version, which you can’t remove.