How to Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10

If you’ve upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8 then there is a big chance that Internet Explorer is still installed on your Windows 10 installation. If you for some reason don’t want to have Internet Explorer on your system then you can follow these instructions to get rid of Internet Explorer in Windows 10. The steps do work for Windows 8 as well.

 icon-exclamation Internet Explorer is used by old applications to connect to the internet and get data that the program uses. If you remove Internet Explorer then some of these programs might stop working or become unstable.

How to Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10

1. Begin by right-clicking the Windows logo in the taskbar or on a touchscreen tap and hold the Windows logo

2. Click or Tap on Control Panel 

3. Within Control Panel, click or tap on Programs

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4. Within Programs, click or tap on Programs and Features.

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5. Within Program and Features, click or tap on “Turn Windows Features on or off” in the left pane.

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6. Wait for the list of features to load. Then find “Internet Explorer XX” and clear the checkbox in front of it. (XX can be any number)

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7. Click on OK.

8. You might have to restart your system for the uninstallation to complete.

If you want you can reinstall Internet Explorer at any time by following these steps. If you need more help getting rid of Internet Explorer then feel free to visit our forums and ask for personal help. We will be more than happy to help you further.

We hope this guide helped you on How to Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10.

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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