Is there a way to uninstall edge browser?

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  1. carphedon

    carphedon MDL Novice

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    #1 carphedon, Jul 25, 2015
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    Does anybody know a way to uninstall edge browser. I don't use it and want it gone. I can not seem to remove or disable package through powershell. In previous versions of windows you could remove internet explorer by turning the feature off but edge is forced to stay on system :mad:

    remove-appxpackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-AppxProvisionedPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    Are both not allowed.
     
  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Just unpin it from taskbar, and start menu. Out of sight, out of mind!
     
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  3. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    If you will uninstall edge you could not read PDF files (PDF Reader build-in app that was in Windows 8.1 removed in Windows 10).
     
  4. AtomR

    AtomR MDL Member

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    Oh GREAT! Ever heard of Adobe Reader?
     
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  5. cyberloner

    cyberloner MDL Member

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    so adobe reader is not needed to be install now...
     
  6. crossup

    crossup MDL Junior Member

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    You can install it from Store.

    Adobe reader = Slow superbloat.
     
  7. TeamOS

    TeamOS MDL Guru

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    try take first full access from folder C:\windows\WindowsApps\Microsoft Edge ..and then try delete it should works..
     
  8. UltimateGTR

    UltimateGTR MDL Junior Member

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    How to remove Edge shortcut under all apps list?
     
  9. carphedon

    carphedon MDL Novice

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    #9 carphedon, Jul 25, 2015
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    Just tried this, does not work, still getting the following error:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> remove-appxpackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    remove-appxpackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor. (
    Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
    error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3
    d8bbwe from: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe failed. This app is part of Windows and cannot
    be uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn Window
    s Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 6de0a663-c6f5-0004-affd-e06df5c6d001 in the Event Log or use th
    e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 6de0a663-c6f5-0004-affd-e06df5c6d001
    At line:1 char:1
    + remove-appxpackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__ ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.Micro...__8wekyb3d8bbwe:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand

    Or do you mean delete folder because that does not seem a neat way to remove it?
     
  10. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    Just curious but what makes you think removing edge wouldn't break the system?
     
  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Internal System Apps are not removable.. normally

    use install_wim_tweak.exe
     
  12. RatePV

    RatePV MDL Novice

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    #13 RatePV, Jul 25, 2015
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    What package(s)?

    Edit:

    This seems to work, however it still lists Edge in the Start menu...
     
  13. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #14 abbodi1406, Jul 25, 2015
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    only this is for Edge
    Code:
    Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser-Package
     
  14. asundrus

    asundrus MDL Member

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    Foxit Reader beats Adobe any time of the day.
     
  15. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Only if you have pdfs that can be read with Foxit. Some form pdfs can only be read by Acrobat. Same applies to protected content pdfs...
     
  16. RatePV

    RatePV MDL Novice

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    You can even open pdf's with most browsers so you dont even need a standalone program.
     
  17. carphedon

    carphedon MDL Novice

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    #18 carphedon, Jul 25, 2015
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    This works, thanks for help!

    Edge is gone but link is stuck in start menu so something is left over.

    And when outputting an apps list like this: Get-AppxPackage >"C:\Users\Carphedon\Desktop\Apps_List.txt"

    "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe" is still there
     
  18. pauldamo

    pauldamo MDL Senior Member

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    i notice when using ccleaner it says it needs to close edge browser,i've never even used it and didn't open it at all,after letting ccleaner close edge,if i try using ccleaner later,edge needs to be closed again,so it must run in the background all the time :mad:
     
  19. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Then, you need to remove offline prior installing the image