New Microsoft Edge Browser WU - no choice?

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  1. Posts : 34,887
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #21

    If you have a look at the folder where Edge Chromium is installed, hopefully that will be in Program Files or similar. You could then use a 3rd party utility to force uninstall it by browsing to an exe file e.g. Wise Uninstaller (free) supports that, or Revo Pro.

    Might be useful to advise its installation folder and that it is using the exe/dll model.

    Seems to be here:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-6c2e7685497d
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  2. Posts : 24,531
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #22

    I have just booted up one of my remaining Windows 7 machines (yes, I do still have some). As of 25 June 'Edge for Windows 7' is a Recommended Update. If I hadn't got it set to '...let me choose whether to download and install them' I would have got it automatically.

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    Haven't seen it on any of my W10 machines though, 1909 or 2004.
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  3. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #23

    dalchina said:
    If you have a look at the folder where Edge Chromium is installed, hopefully that will be in Program Files or similar. You could then use a 3rd party utility to force uninstall it by browsing to an exe file e.g. Wise Uninstaller (free) supports that, or Revo Pro.

    Might be useful to advise its installation folder and that it is using the exe/dll model.

    Seems to be here:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\

    Thanks for the recommendations. I personally don't want to uninstall MS Edge at this time as I like to have at least one alternative to my primary browser. I would like to understand how to remove it though, as I'm certain many others would.

    I checked Revo (free) uninstaller and couldn't find a successful method. I also looked at Wise (free) uninstaller and with all programs selected it does appear to have the option to uninstall the legacy version of Edge.


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    I've attempted to configure a Wise Custom uninstall and was just curious about the next step if I did want to uninstall MS Edge Chromium. Could I simply enter msedge.exe into the keywords dialogue box shown below? I'd give it a try if I knew there would be another opportunity to back-out. Not having much experience with Wise (free) uninstaller, I have no idea. Do you have any thoughts on this dalchina?


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    The details at this link sound a bit odd. The directions define how to take ownership of the folder and then simply delete msedge.exe via Windows Explorer or a Command Prompt. How does deleting the exe equate to an uninstall? I'm not trying to be a smart ass (this time), I'm just curious how well this operation would function.
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  4. Posts : 34,887
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #24

    Personally I'd be wary of simply deleting a folder like that myself. It's not by a MS rep - could simply be over-optimism. It would only be valid if the browser were effectively a truly portable program with no other related folders and no registry entries.

    To take a trivial example- any start menu entries wouldn't be deleted.

    Its only value to me, without having it installed, is in giving the installation folder and confirming as I thought Edgium isn't a UWP app.

    I normally use Revo Pro or Geek uninstaller (as I said and you've found, Revo free does not support forced uninstall).

    As to what would happen if you started the forced uninstall, that may depend on whether the program attempts to run its own uninstaller first, or whether it simply scans, then lists everything for approval.These programs run the uninstaller, then scan when uninstalling normally.

    Wise uninstaller's Forced Uninstall does NOT run the built-in installer: you can see what happens in the last part of this video:
    Wise Program Uninstaller - Uninstall, Remove or Force Uninstall Programs Completely

    I.e. you can run that, then see what's found, then choose NOT to delete anything.
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  5. Posts : 5,075
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #25

    TV2 said:
    Today on 2 PCs there was an Update to install the new MS Edge browser. Both systems on metered connection settings (soft setting - not registry edit), it downloaded and installed in the background - no warning.

    Installed successfully on one PC, unsuccessful on the laptop. No surprise, I was doing network system settings changes when I went to restart and saw the message "configuring updates".

    Not impressed.
    Have a read:

    Microsoft Might Be Pushing Edge Browser a Little Too Aggressively on Windows 10

    The company is now offering Edge as an automatic update.

    Also

    No, Microsoft Edge on Windows Update Isn’t a “Forced Update”


    Microsoft Edge Chromium Blocker Toolkit
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  6. TV2
    Posts : 2,009
    W10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #26

    As far as I am concerned New Edge is just another version of the Microsoft Browser that comes free with Windows and I have been ignoring since Windows 98.
    Now that I am over my tantrum because updates were happening while I was making system changes I am chill.
    Edge will sit quietly and one day I might even check it out.

    Being a veteran of the 90's browser wars I am not keen on forcing an uninstall. There have always been some strange intertwining of OS and Browser when it comes to MS and nothing good ever came from forcibly removing any version.
    Let it sit quietly unless there is a MS approved method.
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  7. Posts : 5,075
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #27

    TV2 said:

    Let it sit quietly unless there is a MS approved method.
    Probably wise.

    That last link I posted links to the official Microsoft download here:

    Blocker Toolkit to disable automatic delivery of Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dep...locker-toolkit


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  8. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #28

    dalchina said:
    Personally I'd be wary of simply deleting a folder like that myself. It's not by a MS rep - could simply be over-optimism. It would only be valid if the browser were effectively a truly portable program with no other related folders and no registry entries.

    To take a trivial example- any start menu entries wouldn't be deleted.

    Its only value to me, without having it installed, is in giving the installation folder and confirming as I thought Edgium isn't a UWP app.

    I normally use Revo Pro or Geek uninstaller (as I said and you've found, Revo free does not support forced uninstall).

    As to what would happen if you started the forced uninstall, that may depend on whether the program attempts to run its own uninstaller first, or whether it simply scans, then lists everything for approval.These programs run the uninstaller, then scan when uninstalling normally.

    Thanks for that info, I couldn't agree more. Deleting folders or exe files hardly seems like more than a butchery of the computer files and programs, hardly an uninstall.

    dalchina said:
    Wise uninstaller's Forced Uninstall does NOT run the built-in installer: you can see what happens in the last part of this video:
    Wise Program Uninstaller - Uninstall, Remove or Force Uninstall Programs Completely

    I.e. you can run that, then see what's found, then choose NOT to delete anything.

    I watched the video in the link above, took a deep breath and punched the remove button after configuring a custom uninstall browsing to the Application folder and included the reference of msedge.exe . It appears as though it would/could have successfully uninstalled Edgium.

    Someone else will have to report if the uninstall is successful or not. I was only curious and cancelled the operation after it reported 233 items would be removed.


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  9. Posts : 34,887
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #29

    Just out of curiosity, would anyone with the new Edge installed and particularly if you have second language speech packs installed e.g. US base language, using UK GUI, speech etc could you try launching Speech Recognition?

    One user reported an error message related to language inconsistency after installing Edgium.

    Speech App cant run after Edge upgrade but Recognition works in apps
    post #5

    Thanks!
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  10. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #30

    Hi dalchina, I have just pressed preview voice in the settings, and it is working. It is also working in Edge Chromium, reading everything off the page. Hope this is what you were looking for.


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