This may be why Microsoft is installing Office PWAs without permission

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Over the last few days, a number of Windows 10 users have been complaining about the PWA versions of Microsoft’s Office apps showing up unbidden in their Windows 10 Start Menu.

Microsoft has been reluctant to explain what is going on, but ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports it may be due to an Edge bug.

It appears Microsoft has been pinning the PWAs to the Start Menus of Windows 10 users already if they did not have the Office desktop apps installed. After the latest Edge update however these tiles, which previously opened as tabs in your Edge browser, now opened in their own window as PWAs. This appears to be due to a bug.

MJF says this effect was partly a bug, and partly intended, but that Microsoft will, either way, halt the roll-out of the feature until they can figure out how to handle it properly.

In the meantime, the PWAs can be uninstalled from the control panel.

Has any of our readers run into this issue? Let us know below.

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