Windows 10: Microsoft edge mind of it's own

  1.    02 Feb 2017 #1

    Microsoft edge mind of it's own

    Like many others I have had problems with edge disappearing not finding it on the default list. Well I found a different default list and there Edge was. Now comes the problem once I had Edge open in it's setting it had open in Internet explorer????? I getting rid of Internet Explorer any ways. If i did would there be any problems and would Edge take over?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       02 Feb 2017 #2

    Welcome to the TenForums @mikef1234

    Difficult question to answer about problems if you remove. If Edge is opening it for its settings (????) then it would be a guess on my part to tell you otherwise. Programs usually don't take over, except may be Malware, and usually have to be assigned. I would leave IE alone and reestablish all of Edge's defaults.

    Start Menu => System => Default apps

    At the bottom of the right window, click on "Set defaults by app". When Window open scroll down to Edge and left click once. It will do some processing and on the right it will tell you how many defaults Edge has of the ones it could have.

    Below that click on "Set this program as default" and you should see the count above change to all, like 9 of 9. Then try Edge settings again.

    If you decide to remove IE then I would have a working process to restore my drive image should it all head south.

    Many members here recommend and use Macrium Reflect. It free and reliable. There is a tutorial on the subject within the forum.
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