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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2020, 06:03:59 PM »
found this might be a good way to stop it

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How to uninstall and remove the Edge browser in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a new browser called Microsoft Edge. It was created to replace Internet Explorer. Edge is positioned as a modern browser with support of all mainstream web standards. Microsoft implemented a new rendering engine for the browser, which stripped out a lot of legacy code. However, for many users, Microsoft Edge is not at all impressive. It lacks usability, comes without extensions support and it is a Modern/Universal app with many limitations. Its user interface is absolutely terrible and it has no configurable options at all compared to Internet Explorer's rich options. Many users think of Edge as a junk browser and want to remove Microsoft Edge from Windows 10. Today, I would like to share how it can be done.

Like any built-in Windows apps, Microsoft Edge has no option to get rid of it. To uninstall and remove the Edge browser in Windows 10, we need to refer to a third party tool. Follow the intructions below:

    Download the Uninstall Edge ZIP file I made to make it easy.
    Extract all files from the ZIP archive you downloaded to any desired folder, e.g. Desktop.
    Right click the Uninstall Edge.cmd file and select "Run as Administrator".

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2020, 06:11:17 PM »
Now for the last three or four days, Microsoft edge has tried to take over when I boot up or have to do a reboot
all this crap pops up to log in and pick my favorite start menu and and start button,,then I have to look at the edge browser and all my folders are gone but there and taskbar is all freak out with all these icons and hate that!!

Can you elaborate on picking your favorite start menu and button, and where the folders are missing from? Those wouldn't generally be affected by Edge. Perhaps walk through the prompts you're seeing, and what they specifically say?

I'm thinking user profile issue, and then once in a while you log in and the profile loads correctly. Were there any recent updates that busted user profiles or anything along this line? I've honestly and sadly lost track of all the issues that seem to come with updates now.

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2020, 06:18:12 PM »
Hello Aaron!
When edge takes over my junk folder and palemoon icons are gone have to search for them
when the prompts go there if i can remember...log on to edge....pick fav start menu...choose start button ect ect..
then edge goes desktop only has two icons recycle bin and edge icon and that disgusting blue background

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2020, 06:24:55 PM »
Aaron think that reg tweak is safe from winero?

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2020, 06:31:29 PM »
I don't know if I'd be able to spot the source of the problem but you could post FRST logs.


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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2020, 06:52:22 PM »
I see no reason to uninstall and remove Edge. As for disabling Catalyst, I no longer have an AMD card, but I always found Catalyst to be too intrusive and I just didn't let it run with Windows. I didn't uninstall it though.
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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2020, 07:31:09 PM »
Do you have a link to that info you posted about Edge?  Reading what you quoted makes me think the author is talking about the old version of Edge, not the new Chromium based one (which is the one you installed).

"comes without extensions support" is obviously incorrect as I have extensions added to my Edge.
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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2020, 08:10:42 PM »
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"comes without extensions support" is obviously incorrect as I have extensions added to my Edge.
Gee whiz. I read right over that.

Yeah, that is totally inaccurate. It has extensive extension support. In fact, not only via the Microsoft Store, but Microsoft has even made a point of the fact that Edge now support Chromium extensions.

So yeah, do you have the current version of the "new" Edge (Chromium)? It should be Version 80.0.361.66.

This replaces the old version but because of its size, MS was rolling it out over time.

That said, even the old version should have given you these problems. Frankly, I suspect your problem is with Windows itself and not actually with Edge. That's why I don't think removing Edge is the solution.
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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2020, 08:49:21 PM »
I think Bill is right and the problem may just be with Windows.  It wouldn't hurt to run DISM, SFC and chkdsk.  In fact, it might not hurt to run DISM a couple of times.

Run Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM):
  • Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
  • When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
  • Enter the command below and press on Enter;
Code: [Select]
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Let the scan run until the end (100%). Depending on your system, it can take some time.
When DISM finishes, you can then run SFC from the same command prompt but full instructions as if starting fresh:
  • Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
  • When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
  • Enter the command below and press on Enter and wait for it to finish (~15 minutes).
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sfc /scannow
Lastly, from the same command prompt, but full instructions as if starting fresh:
  • Click on the Start button and in the search box, type Command Prompt
  • When you see Command Prompt on the list, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
  • Enter the command below and press on Enter and wait for it to finish (~15 minutes).
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chkdsk C: /f
  • Note:  You will receive a message that the operation cannot be performed while the system is in use and ask if you want to check when you restart your computer.  Click "Schedule disk check" and then restart the computer, allowing disk check to run at startup.[/note]






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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2020, 08:58:32 PM »
I should have said the old Edge should "not" have given your those problems. Either Corrine intentionally corrected for me, or her mind auto-corrected without her knowledge! ;)
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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 10:00:54 PM »
Hello Aaron!
When edge takes over my junk folder and palemoon icons are gone have to search for them
when the prompts go there if i can remember...log on to edge....pick fav start menu...choose start button ect ect..
then edge goes desktop only has two icons recycle bin and edge icon and that disgusting blue background

Does it say you've been signed in with a temporary profile? This might be within the notifications history, because it's possible you're going through Edge's out of box experience, and then when that's done it throws you back to the desktop, where the notification already appeared and disappeared on its own.

@hayc59, what day did this start happening?

@Everyone else, what's a good way to check if an update dropped at that time, and then roll back to before that update appeared? This really feels like an user profile issue, because "only has two icons recycle bin and edge icon and that disgusting blue background" feels an awful lot like a default setup for a new user account. And then, after rebooting, maybe after a few times, the problem goes away, meaning the user profile loads properly. Thoughts?

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2020, 11:41:11 PM »
I had that awful experience Aaron described with the temporary profile!  :o

Actually you log in with a temporary profile instead of your normal profile.

C:\users\temp instead of c:\users\username

What fixed it:

Start button, click (or right click) on the profile icon, sign out and restart.

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2020, 12:04:06 AM »
Aaron  I do believe it was happening after the update of indows!
how do i shut that off unless I wish to update on my own..thanks

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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2020, 12:17:08 AM »
@hayc59, what day did this start happening?

@Everyone else, what's a good way to check if an update dropped at that time

Two places to check: 

1.  Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View Update History. 
2.  Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program


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Re: Microsoft Edge Take over......
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2020, 01:19:28 AM »
How do i stop the updates?

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