Using Windows 10? You'll never be able to uninstall Edge, Microsoft says
Microsoft is making a big deal about it’s Edge browser these days.
So much so, that it’s killing off support for Edge’s predecessor, Internet Explorer.
And whether you want it on your computer or not, if you’re using Windows 10 then you’re going to be stuck with Edge.
Which may cause a bit of consternation as Edge comes packaged in with Windows 10 now.
In a support message entitled ‘Can’t uninstall Microsoft Edge’, Microsoft posted the following:
‘The new version of Microsoft Edge gives users full control over importing personal data from the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. The new version of Microsoft Edge is included in a Windows system update, so the option to uninstall it or use the legacy version of Microsoft Edge will no longer be available.’
This kind of heavy-handedness may not be appreciated by all, but we will say that Microsoft Edge isn’t really that bad of a browser.
Rather than using Microsoft’s own tech, Edge adopts the Google-made Chromium platform. The company says it’s more streamlined and faster and hopes it will claw back some of the browser market share that Google overwhelmingly owns.
There are, of course, other browser choices you can choose from besides Chrome and Edge – such as Opera, Firefox or Apple’s Safari.
Although if you’re using a Windows 10 machine you’ll just have to make peace with the fact Edge is here to stay.
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