How to disable Edge

I would like to disable Edge.  Everytime I open my computer, Edge opens and displays Bing.  I don't want to use Edge or Bing
hello Yonnieshere
Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and tap the delete key, then click on Task Manager.
If it says "More details" at the bottom of the Task Manager window, click on it to show more details.
Scroll down the list and look for "Microsoft Edge". If you find it in the list, right click on it and select "End task".
Now, open File Explorer and find the folder "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" and rename that folder to anything you wish. (I normally just append some text to it like "_remove" so I can easily re-enable Edge in the future if I desire.)
Edge should now be "disabled".

note :Keep in mind that Microsoft may try to re-enable Edge during a future update...

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Hi Yonnie,

Removing/Disabling Edge is terribly difficult to do.

If we just change your default browser, it may remedy Edge popping up on you.

Let’s try this:

Click start - settings - apps - default apps.

Change the default browser from Edge to something else (IE, Chrome, etc) once changed, test to see if Edge still opens up.

Let me know!
- C

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Hi,

My name is Angel. I am an Independent Advisor. Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

Please I share this solutions that you can try:


Solution 1 Disable Edge Using File Rename:
1. Press Windows + I to launch the file explorer. Click on “This PC” present in the left navigation pane and navigate to the following file path:
C:\Windows\SystemApps
2. Once in the directory, look for the following folder “MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe”.
3. Right-click on the folder and select Properties.
4. Once in the properties, follow this tutorial to take ownership of the folder.
5. Once you have ownership, right-click on the folder again and select “Rename”. Do note that you need an administrative account to carry out this operation.
6. Rename the folder to “MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe_OLD”. You can rename it to anything but make sure to add text after the original folder name in case you want to activate Edge again.
7. Restart your computer and check if Edge is still enabled.


Solution 2: Changing Default Browser
The only convenient and recommended way of disabling Microsoft Edge is to change the default browser inside Settings. As I mentioned before, there is no straightforward way of deleting or disabling the Edge permanently. So, you can follow these steps in order to restrict your Edge browser from opening the web content.
1. Go to Settings by clicking on the Start menu icon and selecting the Settings from the list.
2. Inside the settings, Click on System and select the Default apps option from the left pane located at the second last position in the list.
3. On the right pane, select Internet Explorer (set as default browser) and click on it. If you would have any other browser installed on your PC, then it would show up that one in the list. All you need to do is to select and different default browser in the list. As in my case, I have selected Firefox as my default browser. Also, it would be better if you unpin Edge browser from your taskbar as well as from start menu.

Solution 3: Removing Microsoft Edge using Registry

This method above technically changes the default browsers to avoid edge interference. However; if you would like to completely delete Edge; (which we wouldn’t recommend) reason being Edge is a trust User-Interface app and a core part of Windows 10. Therefore; it cannot be removed by the traditional methods. And since you’ve changed your default browsers; it wouldn’t interfere anyway; but if you would still like to continue then process with the steps below.
Open command prompt as administrator, and type powershell followed by enter to switch cmd into PS. Once done; type
Get-AppxPackage
This should list down all the installed apps and core features of Windows 10. Scroll down and look for the one with Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge, copy it (you can use your mouse to highlight the full name and then press Ctrl + C to copy it) or write down the PackageFullName, which will change depending on the build of Windows 10 you are using. For the RTM version released in July, that is:
Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe | Remove-AppxPackage

OR

Get-AppxPackage *edge* | Remove-AppxPackage
This should remove the app. Alternatively, you can navigate to the Windows Apps install location:
C:\Windows\SystemApps\
And right-click the Microsoft Edge folder, Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe, and select Properties, where you can set the folder and all its contents to Read-Only (make sure the checkbox shows a checkmark, not a square). This will prevent Windows from making changes to the folder.
Then, you can open the folder and rename the Microsoft Edge executables (MicrosoftEdge.exe and MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe) and/or delete them.

Solution 4: Disabling Edge from Launching upon Restart
We will make use of the Registry Editor to stop Edge from launching upon the start of your computer. Do note that the registry editor is a powerful tool and changing keys which you have no knowledge about can bring discrepancies in your operating system.
1. Press Windows + R to launch the Run application. Type “regedit” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
2. Once in the registry editor, navigate to the following file path:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet
3. Now, look at the right side of the screen where different keys are listed. Search through them until you find “EnableActiveProbing”. Double-click it to open its properties.
4. Set the currently set value to zero “0”. Press Ok to save changes and exit.
Now reboot your computer properly and check if Edge still pops up when you restart.


Source:https://appuals.com/how-to-disable-microsoft-ed...

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Hope the information provided is useful. If the issue persists, reply here and we will be glad to help you.

Angel.

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