Microsoft has given a bit more detail as to why Windows 10 users can’t uninstall its Edge browser. The new Edge browser is based on Google’s open-source Chromium project — the foundation for Chrome, the world’s most widely used browser on predominantly Windows 10 PCs. Back in August. Microsoft explained that the “new version of Microsoft Edge is included in a Windows system update, so the option to uninstall it or use the legacy version of Microsoft Edge will no longer be available.” Now the company has updated its advisory again to explain that “because Windows supports applications that rely on the web platform, our default web browser is an essential component of our operating system and can’t be uninstalled.” The updated explanation was first noticed by Windows Latest. .