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  1. UKW
    December 8, 2022 @ 4:04 pm

    Thank you very much this monster no longer randomly popup in task details, I've also renamed the
    edge DevToolsClient folder and dump everything within "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft" into a trash collection folder while I was in safe mode just to be sure.

    Be dead trash BE DEAD seriously.


  2. TommyT
    August 19, 2020 @ 11:07 pm

    This did not work exactly as stated; but, it did work with one added step.

    Microsoft Edge could not be unpinned from the Start Menu; so, I found the program on the disc and deleted it. This step just replaced Step 5.


  3. Ahmed
    April 9, 2020 @ 7:49 pm

    It worked on version 1909
    Thanks 💯💯👍


  4. Ahmed
    April 9, 2020 @ 7:40 pm

    It's now disabled
    Thanks brother
    I love you!❤️


  5. brulionman
    February 8, 2020 @ 7:27 pm

    I think it's disabled now (Ver 1909 18363.628)
    Thanks for instructions


  6. john
    November 24, 2019 @ 6:19 pm

    does not function in Version 1909


    November 23, 2019 @ 5:07 am

    what's truly messed up is earlier this year microsoft announced they are abandoning Edge, there will no longer be support for it and updates are supposed to be ending relatively soon. i haven't used edge in a while but i saw promise in it. regardless, it's gotta go.


  8. prashant koirala
    October 29, 2019 @ 11:36 pm

    can you please tell me how to undo it?


    • lakonst
      October 30, 2019 @ 10:41 am

      Just follow the same procedure, but this time rename the "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.OLD" to "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe"


  9. Tim Clark
    October 28, 2019 @ 3:51 am

    Too many noobs to teach individually This is way to much damn trouble. I already had it disabled and still followed this. It's nothing. It only takes two steps.

    1. Hit Start, Type Features and click "Turn Windows features on or off"

    2. Find Microsoft Edge, uncheck it and then click ok and then you're done.

    Simple as that. I don't even think you have to go into safe mode, don't think I did when I did it. You just wasted my time.


    • lakonst
      October 29, 2019 @ 11:54 am

      Via the "Turn Windows features on or off" options you can only remove the Internet Explorer 11 and NOT the MS EDGE.


    • Kristin
      October 31, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

      There is no edge in the features section on this machine. Try again…


      November 23, 2019 @ 5:08 am

      hey bonehead, ms edge isn't even listed in the "Features," so if you removed it that way you were dreaming…which means you've fallen asleep at work!!! again!!!


    • bruce
      May 19, 2022 @ 8:21 am

      Sounds like you just wasted your own time, bonehead


  10. Robert H.
    October 24, 2019 @ 8:48 pm

    Will it be possible to install IE5setup.exe after this?

    My objective is to get Outlook (Office XP Pro 2002) to work properly in Win 10 Home v1809 (soon to be v1903 if update works properly).

    Thank, and have a nice day!


    • lakonst
      October 25, 2019 @ 8:57 am

      Internet Explorer is already included in Windows 10. Just perform a search for "Internet Explorer" using Cortana.


  11. Abdul Ahad
    October 22, 2019 @ 1:27 pm

    I was stucked with middle of the process to uninstall the microsoft edge. But, I have looked on to your step by step article that helps me to unstalling the microsoft edge successfully. Thanks for the useful tips.!

    Abdul Ahad


  12. Kenny
    September 26, 2019 @ 12:10 am

    Thanks for this great instruction. I followed through and got Edge out of my computer.


  13. Soon-to-be Former MS user
    September 9, 2019 @ 10:03 pm

    I have version 1903 and also can not find a way to remove the icons from the start menu. Why is this not easily customizable like earlier Windows? These folks seems like they're TRYING to mess up the easy stuff. Why isn't Edge, Store, etc a simple uninstall feature? No problems removing "core" components on my MacOS versions. Hint hint.


    • lakonst
      September 10, 2019 @ 8:49 am

      Right-click -> Unpin from Start


    • Ansi Drop
      October 28, 2019 @ 10:18 pm

      This is done by design. Microsoft does not want Edge uninstalled. As well, the store is integral to Windows, try disabling it and see how mach of a pain in the ass everything is to do. This again, is all by design so you use their ecosystem. Europe variant of Widows does not have Edge, as it is against the law to prepackage the browser there.


      • not_really
        December 8, 2020 @ 6:24 am

        funny thing is I removed windows update service (which wasn't easy but easier that I thought) and this, to my knowledge also removed access to the store, however my pc runs smoother than ever since…

        also funny thing now edge also stopped "working" it works but most sites tell me my browser is outdated… which is what brought me here as I was curious how to remove edge as it is not completely useless to me.

        I actually liked it before it became "outdated" but such is life now it gotta go :)


  14. Fjuron
    August 14, 2019 @ 8:03 pm

    Worked, tanks!


  15. The_Kniper
    June 22, 2019 @ 1:35 pm

    This is temporal bcz after major updates Edge will come back and u need to redo the steps… better solution is to remove edge with power shell and from registry but still not forever xD


  16. gmvoeth
    June 22, 2019 @ 4:00 am

    Microsoft is Wrong to force us to install programs like Cortana and Edge and others which I never need or want or use. And I thought this was the country of by and for the people.
    Everything but drivers should all be optional glittering generalities.


  17. gmvoeth
    June 22, 2019 @ 3:54 am

    Nvidia Driver Says EDGE is using its GPU
    Amongst other programs Which I do not want
    them to use my gpu ???
    I need the full use of my gpu for other programs Which I actually use.
    Nothing will allow me to rename the edge folder it seems in use by some unknown program.


    • lakonst
      June 22, 2019 @ 10:16 am

      @gmvoeth: Perform the following steps…
      a. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL and open Task Manager.
      b. At 'Processes' tab, right-click at Microsoft Edge and select End Task.
      c. Proceed to rename the folder.


  18. Woodey
    June 12, 2019 @ 4:37 pm

    Hello, I too am running 1809 build. All I did was add the .bak to the end of the "Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.BAK" file. didn't have to go into safe mode, didn't have to take ownership.


  19. Ollie
    June 7, 2019 @ 11:10 am

    Hello and thank you for this instruction. I managed to follow it up to step 5 but unable to
    unpin edge from taskbar. The shortcut does not appear blank or otherwise. I went into file explorer and saw a file edge.lnk which I deleted but still no good. I did unpin from the
    start screen. There is still a file somewhere lingering which still brings up edge. I went into
    apps and features and edge is not to be found.
    My win10 is 1803 build 17134.765. Appreciate any further help. Thanks


  20. William Brown
    March 28, 2019 @ 7:34 pm

    Great THANK YOU


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