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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:38 AM

How to remove the new Microsoft Edge if uninstallation is blocked

Microsoft started to push the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser via Windows Update to Windows devices. The company made the decision to roll out the web browser over time to monitor the distribution.

The browser would be pushed to systems only if Microsoft did not detect its installation already on the system. Interested administrators could install the Chromium-based Edge manually on supported systems prior to Microsoft starting the migration via Windows Update.
Windows updates such as KB4541301, KB4541302 and KB4559309 replace the classic version of Microsoft Edge with the new version. While there are ways to prevent the installation of these updates, it is likely that the new Edge will be pushed via Windows Updates to the majority of Windows systems; and yes, that includes unsupported Windows 7 installations.
The new Edge is undoubtedly an improvement when compared to the classic version, and there are probably only a few users out there who prefer the classic version. Many users are probably indifferent to Edge as they use other browsers.

If Microsoft Edge is installed via Windows Updates, then it is not possible to uninstall the browser using the Apps interface of the Settings application or the dedicated Software Control Panel application. It is unclear why Microsoft made the decision; a likely explanation is that users would end up without a version of Edge on the system as the classic version is removed when the new is installed. There is still Internet Explorer available as a last resort though.


https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/07/how-to-remove-the-new-microsoft-edge-if-uninstallation-is-blocked/


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Reply How to remove the new Microsoft Edge if uninstallation is blocked (Original post)
douglas9 Jul 2020 OP
bullimiami Jul 2020 #1
hlthe2b Jul 2020 #3
grumpyduck Jul 2020 #2
bullimiami Jul 2020 #4
grumpyduck Jul 2020 #8
orwell Jul 2020 #5
littlemissmartypants Jul 2020 #6
ItsjustMe Jul 2020 #7
stopbush Jul 2020 #9
ManiacJoe Jul 2020 #10
whistler162 Jul 2020 #11

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:44 AM

1. If it's an app you might be able to remove it using power shell.

I likely wouldn’t bother though.
It’s probably the least of the bloatware.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:48 AM

3. My thoughts as well. I use EDGE occasionally but not set to default. Its presence doesn't bug me

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:47 AM

2. Isn't it about time to file a class-action suit against these assholes?

I wonder how long people would put up with it if car makers pulled the same shit on owners.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:58 AM

4. For what? It's a product. No one is forced to use it. Go Linux if you want to be open sourced.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:40 AM

8. Call it a generational thing,

but I have a basic problem with somebody deciding what they're going to do with my property, and especially if they don't even ask.

Yup, Linux is on the horizon.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 06:59 AM

5. I upgrade to the new Edge...

...and turn the default to whatever the customer wants, usually Chrome or Firefox.

You shouldn't use IE anymore at all. Not only is it a major security risk, it makes many computers run like crap when it locks into an Active X loop.

Just let it update and change the default to whatever you want.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:19 AM

6. Bookmark, Edge Uninstall. Thanks. ❤ nt

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:21 AM

7. For Windows 7 and 8

The Edge browser Is a needed security update.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:05 AM

9. The Edge update runs a bit faster than what it replaced.

I use Chrome as my browser of choice. All of this bitching about Edge updating itself is a tempest in a teapot.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:03 PM

10. The chromium Edge version is a great update to the original Edge.

If you have the old Edge, you do want the new one.
The new version has some quirks with bookmark handling, but some plug-ins work around that.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:52 PM

11. Welcome to EdgeME!

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