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remove IE from pc

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by vett, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. vett

    vett Registered Members

    Nov 11, 2016
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    how can I remove IE from my pc, I have tried ways on the internet cut it is still there. when I got this pc it came with edge and I installed IE now a lot of web sites don't use it so I thought I would get rid of it
  2. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

    May 8, 2017
    Operating System:
    Linux Based
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    I have a Asus prime Z270A MB
    Intel i5 Quad core
    Rip Jaw 32 GB
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung Evo 500 GB SS
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R7 260X/360
    Power Supply:
    750 Watt Corsair
    How to uninstall Internet Explorer using Control Panel
    To remove Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10, use these steps:

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Click on Apps.
    3. Click on Apps & features.
    4. On the right pane, under "Related settings," click the Program and Features option.

    5. On the left pane, click the Turn Windows features on or off option.

    6. Clear the Internet Explorer 11 option.

    7. Click the OK button.
    8. Click the Yes button to confirm.
    9. Click the Restart now button.
    Once you complete the steps, Internet Explorer 11 will be removed from your computer. Searching the "Internet Explorer" will highlight Microsoft Edge in the Start menu, and the "Open with Internet Explorer" option will be available in the main menu, but it won't work.

    Using this method will remove the browser from your device, but not the files. If you need the old browser back, you can use the same instructions, but on step No. 6, make sure to check the Internet Explorer 11 option.

    How to uninstall Internet Explorer using PowerShell
    Alternatively, you can use PowerShell to remove Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10. This is a particularly useful option when managing multiple computers and you want to create a script to save time uninstalling the app.

    To remove IE11 using PowerShell commands, use these steps:

    1. Open Start.
    2. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
    3. Type the following command to disable Internet Explorer 11 and press Enter:

      Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 –Online

    4. Type Y and press Enter to confirm
    After completing the steps, your device will restart to complete the process, and then IE will be gone from your installation.

    If for some reason, you need the browser back, you can use the instructions, but on step No. 3, use this command instead: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 –Online.
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