I searched Google and did
setup --uninstall --force-uninstall --system-level, but that only uninstalled the Chromium-based Edge, restoring the old HTML Edge; when trying to uninstall that, I receive error:
Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_44.19041.423.0... Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA) error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_44.19041... from: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge... failed. This app is part of Windows and cannot be uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn Windows Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.
Since Microsoft keeps changing Windows 10 and Edge, the information on Google seems to have been outdated. Is it possible to uninstall Edge or is that now impossible?
- I want to uninstall Edge because it is annoying that Explorer launches Edge when clicking the blue question mark icon accidentally while trying to click the close button, and, once launched, Edge seems to keep running or even start on its own from the next system reboot.