Can I uninstall Edge?

I’ve had several readers ask if it’s possible to delete Microsoft Edge from their PC and replace it with another browser, such as Chrome.

In a word, no. Much like Internet Explorer before it, Edge is a built-in part of the Windows operating system and can’t be uninstalled. But you may want to try this.  Type Default apps in the search box and click on the result. 

Under Apps, scroll down to Set default by application and type in the name of the browser you want to use.

Click on the browser.

Then select Chrome as your default to open various types of web links. Microsoft has made this a difficult process in Windows 11, so you’ll have to do it one type at a time.

Each time you change, Windows will try to talk you into staying with Edge, but in just a few minutes, you can switch your defaults to Chrome for most tasks.

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