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I'm following this to remove or disable Edge.

I first terminated it in Task Manager. Then, I tried to rename the folders, as suggested, which didn't work:

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I then tried to uninstall it, as suggested, which also didn't work:

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Edge is still opening & operating like normal.

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Edge is built into Windows 10 / 11 and even more so that now deprecated Internet Explorer.

It cannot be Natively removed and you cannot Natively disable the functionality.

Remove any shortcuts to Edge and then set your own Browser (e.g. Chrome) as Default Browser. You can do this and Edge will not be intrusive. It may come up once in a while.

Go to Settings, Apps, scroll down to Edge and do a Repair. This will fix any issues Edge is having.

There is now not much to choose from between Chromium Chrome and Chromium Edge.

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You could use third-party resources that can wipe Edge from your system. Use an uninstaller like Revo and/or an utility suite like WinUtil.

https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo-uninstaller-free-download/

https://github.com/ChrisTitusTech/winutil

Trying to force Windows to disable it's own "features" has proven to be counter-intuitive and very difficult, IMO.

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  • Do not use Revo uninstaller there are so many cases where it caused problems.
    – Gantendo
    Commented Aug 5, 2023 at 20:17
  • How so? I haven't dealt with any so far.
    – Joseph G
    Commented Aug 5, 2023 at 20:20
  • Maybe you got lucky but others were not so lucky. Google shows you that there are many people who have had very bad experiences with it.
    – Gantendo
    Commented Aug 5, 2023 at 20:20
  • Most of the comments about bad experiences with Revo seems very outdated. Of course one should be very careful when using tools that tweak with your OS registries. It would be constructive (at least, since the criticism was so broad) to give some tool that is issue free, since most proprietary system's native tools very rarely helps the user. It is very easy to point out that "some people have problems" with the tool without actually contributing with anything.
    – Joseph G
    Commented Aug 5, 2023 at 21:24
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    I understand. Thank you for the suggestion, will try.
    – Joseph G
    Commented Aug 6, 2023 at 15:34

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