How to uninstall internet explorer?

With new browsers coming, there is no need to work on the old browsers, which unnecessarily occupies storage space and makes the processor slow while surfing the internet. The Internet Explorer comes preinstalled in many Windows versions. However, Microsoft doesn’t look IE the way it uses to be, as now the Internet Explorer is unable to deliver a modern browser experience and lacks functionality.

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There are new options available such as Chrome and Microsoft Edge that are set as your default web browser when you purchase a device with Windows 10 preinstalled on it. However, in some versions of Windows, you will still find the latest version of Internet Explorer, as a legacy feature to support sites using old web technologies.

Now, even the majority of Website developers do not maintain their sites for Internet Explorer as they know users do have plenty of other choices such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and others. With such a variety of browsers, there is no reason left to keep using the same old browser with security and stability problems.

If you do not want to browse the internet on IE, then you can easily remove the browser in two different ways from Windows 10, by using the Control Panel and by using PowerShell.

How to uninstall Internet Explorer (using the Control Panel)?

To remove/uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10 by using Control panel you need to follow the steps mentioned below:-

  1. In the first step, you have to click and open the “Settings” option.
  2. Now, click on the “Apps” option.
  3. In this step, you have to click on the “Apps & features” option.
  4. Now, click on the “Program and Features” option visible under the “Related Settings” list, which can be seen on the right pane.
  5. Go on the left pane and then click on the “Turn Windows features on or off” option.
  6. You have to clear the Internet Explorer 11 by clicking on the option.
  7. To proceed further, you have to click on the “OK” option.
  8. Now, click on the “Yes” option to confirm.
  9. In the final step, you have to click on the “Restart now” option.

Once you have completed the steps mentioned above, Internet Explorer will be uninstalled/ removed from your computer. Now, if you search for the Internet Explorer on your computer, you will be automatically redirected to the “Microsoft Edge” that is visible in the Start Menu.

How to uninstall Internet Explorer (using the PowerShell)?

You can also use PowerShell to remove or uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10. This option is a useful option when you manage multiple computers and you want to create a script for saving time taken in uninstalling the browser.

To uninstall Internet Explorer using PowerShell commands you can follow the steps mentioned below:-

  1. In the first step, you have click on the “Start” option to open it.
  2. Now, search for “PowerShell” option and then right-click on the top result and then click and select the “Run as administrator” option.
  3. Now, type in the following commands for disabling Internet Explorer and then press the “Enter” key to proceed further.
  4.  You have to type “Y” and then press “Enter” key to confirm.
  5. Wait for the uninstallation process to complete, once its done restart your computer to see whether IE is completely uninstalled or not.


To uninstall Internet Explorer completely from Windows 10, the steps have been already discussed above in the article. However, if you still face any issue in performing the uninstallation steps, you can get in touch with Customer Support that is available on Microsoft’s official website.

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