The Windows update, however, keeps putting the Edge browser into the system. To prevent this from happening, you need Microsoft’s Blocker Toolkit.
Microsoft’s new Edge browser based on Chromium is installed in Windows 10 via the Windows Update without asking the user. However, not every user agrees with this. Uninstalling is not planned under Windows 10, only under version 7 and 8 the browser can be removed again via the control panel.
But it works with a trick. Use Explorer to go to the “C: Program me (x86) Microsoft Edge Application” folder and then to the folder with the version number of the browser. If there are two of these folders, please use the higher number. Then open the folder “ Installer” there, hold down the Shift key and right-click in an empty area. In the context menu select the entry “Open PowerShell window here”. Enter the following command in the Powershell:
setup.exe – ›uninstall -› system-level – ›verboselogging -› forceuninstall
Then press the Enter key. If an error message appears, you have to set. Before set up.exe. Edge will now be uninstalled.
Microsoft is not only distributing the new Chromium-based Edge browser via Windows Update, but is also offering it for download on its website.
However, the Windows Update keeps putting your browser back into the system. To prevent that from happening, you need this
Blocker Toolkit from Microsoft.
NewsABC.net the tool, install it in any folder and run it. It creates a new entry in the registry that prevents the installation of Edge in the future. If you still want to set up Edge later, you can download the browser from the Microsoft website and install it manually. As a result, the tool appears under “Programs and Features” in the control panel so that you can easily remove it again.
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