Windows – How to disable Microsoft Edge after the recent June 2020 update (Windows 10)

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I had previously disabled Microsoft Edge by changing the name of the executable file (MicrosoftEdge.exe) in the Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder. Then, the new update of Windows fixed this. I tried the same technique, but Edge still works. I renamed the folder and all Edge executables that I can find. You can still launch Edge by typing edge into the search bar.

All searches I have done have given the old methods. Is there a new way to do this?

Best Answer

I renamed the executable file to disable it. This is a temporary solution that seems to work. Be sure you have a working alternative browser before you do.

The new location of Microsoft Edge is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe

Rename the file to msedge.ex_ Write down what you did in case you need to undo the changes.

Also, rename the update program at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.exe

Rename the file to MicrosoftEdgeUpdate.ex_

You may need to first kill these tasks in task manager before you can rename the files.

You may need to disable Edge after every major Windows update.