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

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Ghot,




    [1] What impact would that have on the OS though, especially considering that Edge is deeply integrated into the OS?

    [2] What would it break or cause NOT to work in your experience of a years testing?



    The only things I ever noticed in my "year" of testing, was it broke WU. That was it.



    Remove the OLD Edge Browser...
    Uninstall and Remove Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10

    Here is how to remove Edge Chromium...
    How to remove the new Microsoft Edge if uninstallation is blocked - gHacks Tech News


    /e These are both pre March 2021 update though.
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  2. Posts : 16,004
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Hello @Ghot, thanks for you help on this.

    Ghot said:
    The only things I ever noticed in my "year" of testing, was it broke WU. That was it.


    Ghot said:
    I just looked at this and I do NOT have the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application. The only instances appear to be in the WinSxS folder!

    Does NOT apply as I will NOT be updating.

    Thanks again.
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  3. Posts : 17,664
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
       #13

    Paul Black said:
    I just looked at this and I do NOT have the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application. The only instances appear to be in the WinSxS folder!
    Thanks again.

    Those directions are for BOTH the OLD and the NEW. The NEW is located here...
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application

    If you don't have the NEW Edge, you won't have a folder there.
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  4. NMI
    Posts : 947
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
       #14

    Paul Black said:
    I do NOT want Microsoft Edge available [ popups, icons etc ].
    What popups would you get if you just deleted its icons? (None is my guess.)
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  5. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #15

    I have MS Edge, but I've never used it. My default browser is set to Firefox.

    I've set all instances of MS Edge to manual in 'services' and have never seen any occurrence of it wanting me to let it take over.
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  6. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #16

    I use 'The Tool' and everything is gone.
    Hasn't broken anything.

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

    Jacee said:
    I have MS Edge, but I've never used it. My default browser is set to Firefox.

    I've set all instances of MS Edge to manual in 'services' and have never seen any occurrence of it wanting me to let it take over.


    Pretty much the same here. FF is default. NEW Edge is installed, and blocked in firewall.
    And all the MS Edge services are on manual.
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  8. Posts : 21
    Windows 10
       #18

    On my computer, Edge has become increasingly intrusive. I despise it. The latest is Microsoft Edge News. There is an Edge icon on my task bar; Firefox is my default browser, but Edge keeps appearing. Now, from out of nowhere, my DuckDuckGo (default) Search takes place in the address bar. I feel desperate, like crying, every day, from the misery that Microsoft is inflicting on me. I don't understand the complicated solutions above and fear trying them. I wish so much that I had gone with a Mac (first time) despite my advanced age, when I purchased a new Asus Zephyrus, which turns out to have no sound. Apparently installing MS Dolby from the MS store can fix it, but in order to buy it, you have to create a MS account. Despite having not created a MS account, my coomputer is completely under the control of MS and all of its unwanted programs. It's too maddening. What is the simplest thing that I could do to get rid of Edge, MSN, and Address Bar Search?
    How do you "block in firewall"? I have Malwarebytes and Norton.
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  9. Posts : 12,421
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #19

    In Firefox's Tools, Settings, Search one can choose a setting:
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  10. Posts : 21
    Windows 10
       #20

    Going through Tools/Settings, I find nothing that can help me unburden myself of Edge, MSN, or Address Bar Search.
    ???
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