Back in July, we reported that Microsoft is hiding the classic Edge for users on the Release Preview if they have the new Chromium-based Edge installed on their system. Now, it looks like Microsoft is taking another step to solidify Chromium-based Edge as the default browser for Windows 10.
First spotted by Techdows, the company has now disabled the uninstall option for the stable build of Chromium-based Edge. Although Microsoft is yet to release the stable build of Chromium-based Edge, users who have installed the build using the leaked installer can no longer uninstall the Edge browser. The stable build of the Edge browser doesn’t show up in the Control Panel and uninstall or modify option is greyed out under the Apps & Features section. Earlier uninstalling the stable build of Microsoft Edge was possible but that’s not the case in Windows 10 version 1903 running build 18362.418.
While all this is based on a leaked build of Microsoft Edge, we expect the same to be true once the stable build is released to the users.