remove ie 11

  1. Frank1's Avatar
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    remove ie 11


    I have windows 10 and originally had Ie 10. All of a sudden it has ie 11 which I don't like. I want to remove it and get back to 10. From the instructions I've see is to go to control panel click on add/remove programs. Then click on View installed updates, scroll down until you see internet explore 10 and remove it. Or click on Programs and features/View installed updated and do the same thing. However it does not list ie 11 and I know it's on here. Has anyone run into that and have an answer? Thank you.
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    Hi, Frank. Are you sure? I'm pretty sure 10TP always had IE11. It was introduced with 8.1 and given the choice to download in 7 also. Not in 8, though.

    This is an interesting question so far as uninstall. As you know it is no longer a program listed in programs column of Programs and Features, but rather listed as a feature as it is in 8.1. It can't be uninstalled. Only turned off, which will remove it from Start and remove icons.

    At this point I don't think there's a way to install a different version. I'd imagine it's the same as any browser. One gets the latest version to download and install.
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  3. Frank1's Avatar
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    HippsieGypsie said:
    Hi, Frank. Are you sure? I'm pretty sure 10TP always had IE11. It was introduced with 8.1 and given the choice to download in 7 also. Not in 8, though.

    This is an interesting question so far as uninstall. As you know it is no longer a program listed in programs column of Programs and Features, but rather listed as a feature as it is in 8.1. It can't be uninstalled. Only turned off, which will remove it from Start and remove icons.

    At this point I don't think there's a way to install a different version. I'd imagine it's the same as any browser. One gets the latest version to download and install.
    After reading what you said, it is possible that I could be wrong and it was on all the time. That would explain why it is not listed in "installed updates". Is so, it's funny that I never noticed it. But what you said makes sense. If I'm wrong it will be the second time in my life that I was ever wrong and I'm 83 years old. The other time I was wrong was years ago when I thought I made a mistake but didn't. You believe that don't you??????
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    I just noticed something very strange. I just happened to remember that on the laptop where I have windows 8.1, it also has ie 11. But it doesn't look any different that ie 10. The strange part is this: I'm now sure that my laptop with windows 10 always had ie 11, but lit looked normal as the one on my windows 8.1. All of a sudden today the one on Windows 10 looks like chrome but it isn't, it is IE 11 version: 11.0.9879.0 and the one on my win 8.1 is version: 11.0.9600.17351 so that's the difference. Which means the reason I didn't notice it before was because it look as the ie 10. Why it changed today, I have no idea. I hope I'm explain it clear enough,
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    I found the answer! The reason it looked something like chrome is because I took a good look at it and found that I had a check mark by "Full screen" which I inadvertently did today. I removed the check mark and it's back to the way it was. So now this makes 3 times in my life that I made a mistake.:)
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  6. Posts : 5,834
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    Lol, Frank! I'm. Glad you got it straightened out.

    F11 is the shortcut key for full screen. Then strike again to toggle back.
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    Frank1 said:
    I found the answer! The reason it looked something like chrome is because I took a good look at it and found that I had a check mark by "Full screen" which I inadvertently did today. I removed the check mark and it's back to the way it was. So now this makes 3 times in my life that I made a mistake.:)
    Still a pretty impressive record, considering you have been around for 83 years!
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  8. Frank1's Avatar
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    LittleJay said:
    Frank1 said:
    I found the answer! The reason it looked something like chrome is because I took a good look at it and found that I had a check mark by "Full screen" which I inadvertently did today. I removed the check mark and it's back to the way it was. So now this makes 3 times in my life that I made a mistake.:)
    Still a pretty impressive record, considering you have been around for 83 years!
    Yes, that's only about one every 27 years. I wish it were better, but what the heck whose perfect.:)
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  9. CountMike's Avatar
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    Frank1 said:
    LittleJay said:
    Frank1 said:
    I found the answer! The reason it looked something like chrome is because I took a good look at it and found that I had a check mark by "Full screen" which I inadvertently did today. I removed the check mark and it's back to the way it was. So now this makes 3 times in my life that I made a mistake.:)
    Still a pretty impressive record, considering you have been around for 83 years!
    Yes, that's only about one every 27 years. I wish it were better, but what the heck whose perfect.:)
    If true, that could mean only one thing, you never been married !!!!
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