Microsoft Won’t Let You Uninstall Its New Edge Browser

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If you’re not a fan of Microsoft’s new, Chromium-based version of Edge, you’ll probably have to live with it. A new support document has confirmed that Windows 10 users won’t be allowed to uninstall it, nor use its legacy version.

“Beginning with general availability of the new Microsoft Edge in January, Microsoft has migrated Windows customers from the legacy version of Microsoft Edge to the new version in a phased rollout,” the company wrote. “We want to ensure all Windows customers have the latest Microsoft Edge browser for the performance, privacy, security, productivity, and support features it offers.”

“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.”

The good news is that a lot of people seem to like the new-and-improved Edge. Switching to Chromium’s source code has certainly helped, which has resulted in a speedy browsing experience synonymous with Google’s Chrome. Additionally, there’s plenty of tried-and-true extensions to play around with.

Microsoft began installing Edge as part of an automatic Windows Update back in July. A lot of people were pissed about its splash screen and automatic pinning, but, uh, first-world problems, we guess.

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