How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

If you are a Windows OS user, it is almost impossible that you have not heard about the default web browser of Microsoft – Internet Explorer. Even though Microsoft Edge is the new Web browser that acts as your default browser, Windows 10 still provides users with the old traditional Internet Explorer 11 for supporting old web sites that are using primitive technologies. However, users like to use other better browsers in their PC like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera etc. So, there is no point of keeping this old browser because it will only lead users to stability & security problems. If you do not need to keep this browser, you can remove this from your system.  This article will talk about the various ways through which you can remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10 PC.

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: How to uninstall Internet Explorer using Control Panel

For removing Internet Explorer from your system, you have to go through these steps:

1. Go to Start > Settings or press Windows Key + I keys to open Settings.

Go to Start then click Settings or press Windows Key + I keys to open Settings

2. Click on the Apps option.

Click on the Apps option | How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

3. Now, from the left-hand menu, choose the Apps & features.

Now from the left-hand menu choose the Apps & features

4. Now from the right-most window, click “Program and Features” link under Related settings.

5. A new window will pop-up; wherefrom the left Window-pane, you have to click on “Turn Windows features on or off” option.

Click on Turn Windows features on or off

6. Uncheck “Internet Explorer 11” and then OK.

Uncheck Internet Explorer 11 and then OK | How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

7. Click Yes, then click Restart Now to confirm the changes.

Once you follow all the steps, you will be able to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10.

Method 2: How to uninstall Internet Explorer using PowerShell

Another way to Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10 is via PowerShell. To do this, the steps you need to follow are:

1. Click the Start and search the term “PowerShell”.

2. Right-click the PowerShell application, and open it as “Run as administrator” mode.

In the Windows search type Powershell then right-click on Windows PowerShell (1)

3. To Disable Internet Explorer 11, you have to type the command mentioned below:

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

Disable Internet Explorer 11 using PowerShell

4. Now press Enter. Type ‘Y’ to say Yes and hit Enter to confirm your action.

5. Restart the system once the entire process is complete.

Method 3: Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 using Manage Operational Features

Another simple way to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10 is by using Manage Operational Features, which provides you with a quick way of removing this browser from the system. To do this, you have to follow the steps written below –

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.

2. From the Settings Window, go to the search box and type: “Manage Operational Features”.

Search for Manage Operational Features under Settings window Search bar

3. From the list, search for “Internet Explorer 11”.

4. Click on Internet Explorer 11 then click on Uninstall button to remove IE 11 from your system.

Click on Internet Explorer 11 then click on Uninstall button to remove IE 11 from your system

So now you have uninstalled Internet Explorer from your system through all the above-mentioned methods, in case you need to install Internet Explorer on your system again. You need to follow the same step as you did for method 3:

5. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.

6. From the Settings Window, go to the search box and type: “Manage Operational Features”.

7. From the list, search for “Internet Explorer 11”.

8. Click on Internet Explorer 11 and & then click on the Install button to add Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10.

Click on Internet Explorer 11 and & then click on the Install button | How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

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I hope the above steps were helpful. Now you can easily Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial, please feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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