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Downgrade Microsoft Edge Version on Windows PC

Are you trying to roll back the Microsoft Edge version on Windows PC? Learn how to revert to a previous Edge version by following specific steps.

Microsoft Edge is a pre-installed default browser that replaces the age-old Internet Explorer. Hence, it is technically challenging to remove or uninstall the browser from a Windows PC.

Hence, rollback or downgrading the Edge version requires technical expertise. However, switching back to the previous version is possible.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to downgrade the Edge browser version.

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Downgrade the Edge browser

First, Microsoft has well-documented the downgrade process using the MSM Installer and Group Policy Editor methods. But these methods are exclusively for Edge’s Business/Enterprise builds and wouldn’t work with the general build. So, we will be taking an alternate approach here.

But before that, you should sync all your data to be safer and avoid data loss concerns. Moreover, remember that downgrading might increase the risk of security issues. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Exit the Microsoft Edge browser and kill any processes from the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).
  2. Keypress Win + E shortcut keys to open File Explorer.
  3. Head over to the Edge’s Installer directory under Program Files.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\<version number>\Installer

    Microsoft Edge Installer Location under Windows Program FilesMake sure to enter the correct version number (check your version at edge://settings/help page).
    Microsoft Edge Current Build and Version number

  4. Go to the Address bar within the Installer folder, type in cmd, and hit Enter key.
    Launching Command Prompt window from Windows File ExplorerIt shall launch the Command Prompt window.
  5. Execute the uninstallation command in the CMD window.
    setup --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging

    Edge Installer Setup Uninstallation Command Line

  6. Hit the Uninstall button.
    Uninstall Microsoft Edge browser dialog box in Windows PC

The currently installed version of Edge will be removed from your PC and replaced with an earlier build. While uninstalling, you will get a checkbox asking if you want to delete the browsing data. Choose according to your preference.

Bottom Line

As you might have noticed, we only did uninstall this app, and the rollback was carried out automatically. So, couldn’t we uninstall the browser directly from the Settings page and avoid this long route?

Unfortunately, the answer is in a negative tone. Because Windows OS has greyed out the Uninstall button for the Edge browser, you cannot remove it usually and would have to take the help of Command Prompt.

Uninstall option disabled for Edge browser from Windows Control Panel

Apart from that, the method above doesn’t allow you to select a version number to which you want to perform this downgrade.

Alternatively, you can reset Edge browser settings on the computer to fix any issue instead of downgrading.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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