If Internet Explorer (IE) 11 isn’t your default browser or you simply don’t like to use it or even you just prefer to use Chromium-based Microsoft Edge or Chrome and want to completely remove Internet Explorer 11 from your Windows device. In this guide, you will learn two different methods to disable or remove Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10.
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How to Remove Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10
Although there is no way to uninstall it completely, let’s take a look at how to disable Internet Explorer in Windows so you won’t have to deal with it anymore.
Method #1. How to Remove/Disable Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10 using Control Panel
By following the below steps you will only disable Internet Explorer 11 fon Windows 10 because Your Windows PC will continue to use Internet Explorer for internal processes.
Note: The Steps below also apply to Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
Step 1. Open Control Panel.
Step 2. Click Programs and Features.
Step 3. Click Turn Windows features on or off on the top left-hand side.
Step 4. From the list find Internet Explorer 11 and uncheck the box, click OK.
Step 5. You will receive a warning message saying that “Turning off Internet Explorer 11 might affect other Windows features and programs installed on your computer, including default settings.” Click the Yes button to confirm.
Step 6. Click on Restart now button.
Once the above-mentioned steps have been completed, Internet Explorer 11 will be removed from your computer. In the Start menu, searching for the Internet Explorer will highlight Microsoft Edge and the Open with Internet Explorer option will be available on the main menu but it will not work.
Method #2. How to Completely Remove Internet Explorer 11 from Windows Using Settings App
Step 1. Press Windows + I to open Settings.
Step 2. Click Apps.
Step 3. Click Optional features under Apps & features.
Step 4. From the list find Internet Explorer 11 and click on it to enable the uninstall button. Now click Uninstall.
By following the above steps the Internet Explorer 11 will be completely removed from your Windows 10 devices.
That’s it. Internet Explorer is an old browser that is still available on Windows 10 devices. However, if you’re using Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox then why not remove Internet Explorer 11. Follow the above-mentioned methods to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10.