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  1. Posts : 17,664
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #11

    Josey Wales said:
    C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft\Edge

    You do not see one in the above location?


    Well yeah... the NEW Edge is there.
    I was referring to the corpse of the OLD Edge.


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    Here's the NEW Edge...


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    When the March MS Update killed the old Edge and installed the NEW Edge, it left behind fragments of the OLD Edge.
    You CAN remove the NEW Edge, but if you try to remove even the remnants of the OLD Edge... it will break Windows Update.
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  2. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Remove "Edge" remains


    dalchina said:
    But please, if you break the O/S doing this sort of thing, please don't ask for help fixing it. Thanks.
    Hello,Thanks for the advice.FYI:1.Every week, I make one full backup image of the system after running sfc scan, then each second day make a differential backup. And I keep these three image files from two weeks back.2.Also have the iso files, just in case...3.Before doing any update, I run a system chk and make a full system backup.4.This "EDGE" issue in the menu, I''ll leave it as is.5.And finally, I'll keep asking you people for help, because you are best !Thanks again.Motim
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  3. Posts : 25,638
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #13

    Ghot said:
    Well yeah... the NEW Edge is there.
    I was referring to the corpse of the OLD Edge.


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    Here's the NEW Edge...


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    When the March MS Update killed the old Edge and installed the NEW Edge, it left behind fragments of the OLD Edge.
    You CAN remove the NEW Edge, but if you try to remove even the remnants of the OLD Edge... it will break Windows Update.
    On my system it states that the New Edge is 63Bit so why is it in the x86 folder?? I have no interest in removing it, I would like to block it some how so that MS stops nagging me about not keeping it default!
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  4. Posts : 17,664
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #14

    Josey Wales said:
    On my system it states that the New Edge is 63Bit so why is it in the x86 folder?? I have no interest in removing it, I would like to block it some how so that MS stops nagging me about not keeping it default!


    I use FF... I have a tweak that will make FF the default... and seems to stop Edge complaining.

    In about:config, find browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser and set it as false.

    This will allow you in Tools > Options to UNcheck: "Always check if Firefox is your default browser".

    This seems to help when in Windows, you set FF to default browser. It seems to set that MORE firmly.



    Plus, I blocked Edge in the Bitdefender firewall. That may help as well.



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    I don't think I did anything else.
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  5. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #15

    Josey Wales said:
    On my system it states that the New Edge is 63Bit so why is it in the x86 folder??

    I have no interest in removing it, I would like to block it some how so that MS stops nagging me about not keeping it default!

    The only nag I've ever witnessed happens whenever I use Edge for testing purposes, which is very rare. Are you seeing anything more than this?

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  6. Posts : 2,120
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
       #16

    I dont like Edge, never have done, if any, I prefer good old IE. As far as I am concerned its an interface for anything MS want to sell you, interest you, or believe their biased political views. None of which apply to my humble English mind. Now, MS, either go back to a decent IE, or I stick with an independent browser like Vivaldi. AND I will keep deleting Edge as long as you try to foist it on me.
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  7. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #17

    Lots of junk piling up in the MS scrap yard!!!

    'Timeline' soon too!
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  8. Posts : 870
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       #18

    Josey Wales said:
    On my system it states that the New Edge is 63Bit
    Only 63? I always keep repeating myself by saying, with anything that's made by Mickeysoft, you can bet on that you'll be in for another surprise like that.

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    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Edge.lnk
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  9. Posts : 42
    Windows 10
       #19

    @hdmi: there's no Microsoft Edge.lnk in that folder for me.

    I have the same problem as OP after the last update.
    I had uninstalled ChromEdge previously and the last couple of WUs didn't install it back. Maybe if I had kept ChromEdge the Start Menu old Edge shortcut would have been just updated/changed to ChromEdge. Is that what happened to those who have ChromEdge installed?
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  10. Posts : 870
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       #20

    centen said:
    @hdmi: there's no Microsoft Edge.lnk in that folder for me.

    I have the same problem as OP after the last update.
    I had uninstalled ChromEdge previously and the last couple of WUs didn't install it back. Maybe if I had kept ChromEdge the Start Menu old Edge shortcut would have been just updated/changed to ChromEdge. Is that what happened to those who have ChromEdge installed?
    My shortcut has a Creation Date that appears like it must have been created by the Patch Botch Tuesday update from June 9, 2020. This update did include a security update for Edge so probably that explains this Creation Date. Date Modified also reveals that this shortcut gets updated frequently, probably during each update installation of Edge.

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    FYI, when I received that particular Windows update I was still running on Windows 10 version 1909, as I had received neither the 2004 feature update nor the 20H2 feature update until some time in December (i.e., from May till December, my Windows Update kept showing a huge stroboscopic info message saying they were still busy trying to figure out whether my hardware could support the May update.)
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