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    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Internet Explorer in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    14 May 2018
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    How to Turn On or Off Internet Explorer in Windows 10


    Internet Explorer 11 is still included in Windows 10 along with Microsoft Edge. You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer since Internet Explorer is a Windows feature, but you can turn it on and off.

    If Internet Explorer is turned off, it's not available for use by any users on the PC and can't be launched for any reason, even if no other browser is available on the system. The program files to launch and use Internet Explorer are removed to a separate storage location as a backup copy so that a user can turn Internet Explorer back on.

    When Internet Explorer is turned off using Windows Features, Internet Explorer is only hidden so that there is minimal impact on third-party programs (and other parts of Windows itself) that call upon Internet Explorer app services, because the Internet Explorer files that provide functionality to third parties and other parts of Windows are left intact.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off IE11.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Turn Off (uninstall) Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Features
    • Option Two: To Turn On (install) Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Features
    • Option Three: To Turn Off (uninstall) Internet Explorer 11 in PowerShell
    • Option Four: To Turn On (install) Internet Explorer 11 in PowerShell





    OPTION ONE

    To Turn Off (uninstall) Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Features


    1. Open Windows Features.

    2. Click/tap on the checked box of Internet Explorer 11 to uncheck it, and click/tap on Yes when prompted to confirm. (see screenshots below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-uninstall_internet_explorer-1.png

    3. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-uninstall_internet_explorer-2.png

    4. Windows will now apply the changes. (see screenshots below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-install_uninstall_internet_explorer-1.png

    5. Click/tap on Restart now to finish turning off Internet Explorer 11. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-install_uninstall_internet_explorer-2.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On (install) Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Features



    This is the default setting.

    1. Open Windows Features.

    2. Check the Internet Explorer 11 box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-install_internet_explorer.png

    3. Windows will now apply the changes. (see screenshots below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-install_uninstall_internet_explorer-1.png

    4. Click/tap on Restart now to finish turning on Internet Explorer 11. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-install_uninstall_internet_explorer-2.png






    OPTION THREE

    To Turn Off (uninstall) Internet Explorer 11 in PowerShell


    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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

    3. When prompted to restart the computer to apply, type Y, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-uninstall_internet_explorer_powershell.png






    OPTION FOUR

    To Turn On (install) Internet Explorer 11 in PowerShell



    This is the default setting.

    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature –FeatureName "Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64" -All -Online

    3. When prompted to restart the computer to apply, type Y, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10-install_internet_explorer_powershell.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1909 (Build 18363) 836
       #1

    Thanks for confirming it can be done Shawn

    As did that as soon as I installed windows 10 and liked Edge better.
    Had mine for 5 weeks and no crashes or freezes which I was getting with windows 8.1 and IE11
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows Pro versions of XP/7/8.1/10
       #3

    Not Uninstalled


    Sorry folks, but this is a crock. I hate to see deliberate misinformation from Microsoft disseminated.

    Before even reading this post I uninstalled Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10, restarted, checked to make sure that the Internet Explorer 11 box was unchecked, and then hit the Internet Explorer 11 shortcut on the task bar. Voila! Internet Explorer 11 launched.

    I then went back to see if the status status of the check box had changed and it was still unchecked.

    This was done on a clean, good install of Windows 10. Try it for yourself.
    Last edited by dkwalton; 20 Apr 2016 at 00:48. Reason: Addtional Info Clarification
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  4. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1903
       #4

    dkwalton said:
    Sorry folks, but this is a crock. I hate to see deliberate misinformation from Microsoft disseminated.

    I uninstalled Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10, restarted, checked to make sure that the Internet Explorer 11 box was unchecked, and then hit the Internet Explorer 11 shortcut on the task bar. Voila! Internet Explorer launched.

    This was done on a clean, good install of Windows 10. Try it for yourself.
    Before you go accusing people of misinformation, please read the Info box which clearly says you cannot uninstall Internet Explorer. However, you can turn it on or off. There is a big difference in the two.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows Pro versions of XP/7/8.1/10
       #5

    essenbe said:
    Before you go accusing people of misinformation, please read the Info box which clearly says you cannot uninstall Internet Explorer. However, you can turn it on or off. There is a big difference in the two.
    Pardon me, sir, but I was not accusing anyone here of disinformation, I was accusing Microsoft of disseminating misinformation which unfortunately happened to be repeated here.

    You are quibbling. OK fine not "uninstall", "turn off", but it does not turn off. I encourage you to try it for yourself. Internet Explorer 11 will still launch and operate as always regardless of whether the box is checked or not.
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  6. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1903
       #6

    dkwalton said:
    Pardon me, sir, but I was not accusing anyone here of disinformation, I was accusing Microsoft of disseminating misinformation which unfortunately happened to be repeated here.

    You are quibbling. OK fine not "uninstall", "turn off", but it does not turn off. I encourage you to try it for yourself. Internet Explorer 11 will still launch and operate as always regardless of whether the box is checked or not.
    I did. That's why I am typing this from Edge. It works just like the tutorial says it does. I can't even find Internet Explorer with a search for it.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows Pro versions of XP/7/8.1/10
       #7

    essenbe said:
    I did. That's why I am typing this from Edge. It works just like the tutorial says it does. I can't even find Internet Explorer with a search for it.
    Internet Explorer 11 is Edge.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows Pro versions of XP/7/8.1/10
       #8

    dkwalton said:
    Internet Explorer 11 is Edge.
    My bad, I was misinformed. I was led to believe that Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 was called Edge.
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  9. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 12,237
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
       #9

    They are completely different in quite a few ways. But, no problem.
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