Windows 10 is one of the most adopted and popular operating systems on computers today. Just like other operating systems, Windows 10 also comes with its own set of proprietary apps and packages. These packages work together in order to give you the best possible experience on the Windows 10 platform.
Microsft Edge is also one of the core packages that comes bundled with Windows 10. While it is a significant upgrade on its predecessor, Internet Explorer, there are still a lot of bugs and crash problems that plague the Microsft Edge browser. This is also why most users go for other alternatives like Chrome or Opera.
Uninstalling Microsoft Edge is not actually possible. There are certain solutions online which claim to work, but it’s still a 50-50 chance. The better solution here is to just change the default browser on your Windows 10 device and refrain from using the Microsft Edge browser once its done.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to replace the default browser on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.
Step 1. In the Cortana search bar, type in ‘Default Apps‘.
Step 2. Select the ‘Default Apps‘ option from the search results.
Step 3. Under the ‘Web Browser‘ drop-down, select the alternate browser, and you’re done.
Reboot your Windows 10 device once for safe measure and now anytime you click on a web link, it will open directly in the new browser that you selected as the default.
Additionally, you can remove Microsoft Edge from the taskbar to avoid opening it by mistake.