How to remove Internet Explorer

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Come to eliminate Internet Explorer on Windows 10


If you are using a computer updated to Windows 10, know you can delete Internet Explorer in an extremely simple way: to do this, access the menu Settings by clicking on the button first Home (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and then on the symbol of thegear located on the left side of the menu that appears later.


Then click on the item App, then up Manage optional featuresInternet Explorer on your pulse Uninstall, placed in correspondence of the latter.


If you want, you can also proceed in this other way: go to the menu Impostazioni> App Windows 10, select the item Programs and features from the sidebar located on the right and then presses on the item Turn Windows features on or off, located on the left.


At this point, search Internet Explorer in the list of Windows features, remove the check next to the program name and finally click on the button Yes.

Once this is done, the procedure for removing IE from your PC will start. Once finished, you will likely be prompted to restart your system to apply the changes you made.


Should you have second thoughts, know that you can go back to using Internet Explorer again in a very simple way: to succeed, you must follow the steps I indicated in the previous lines, then click on the button Add a feature on the menu Settings> Apps> Manage Optional Features or put a check mark on the item Internet Explorer 11 present in the window Windows functionality.

Per finire, click on your button Yes e wait for the changes to be made (to make this happen, the system may be rebooted).

Come to eliminate Internet Explorer su Windows 8 / 8.x

If you use a PC equipped with Windows 8 / 8.x e you are going to get rid of Internet Explorer, you must first go to the Control Panel by clicking on the symbol of gialla poster on the taskbar and selecting the item What PC from the left sidebar.


Next, double-click on the wording computer at the top and click the button Open control panel, located in alto a destra.

Now, click on the wording Programs located on the left in the new window opened and click on the item Turn Windows features on or off, located on the right. If you have difficulty locating the voice Turn Windows features on or off in the Control Panel, also look for it using the search bar positioned at the top right.

Now you have to search and locate Internet Explorer, in the Windows feature list. After that you have to remove the check mark from its name and click on the button Yes. If everything went well, the IE removal process will start, after which you may be prompted to restart your computer in order to apply the changes made.


I want to remind you that, on Windows 8 / 8.x, unfortunately it is not possible to uninstall the Modern version of Internet Explorer (to be clear, the one that runs in full screen). The only thing you can do is remove its icon from the Start Screen: to do this, right-click on it and select the option Remove from Start give the menu check if you press.

If you want, as an alternative solution you can set another browser as default, choosing one that is equipped with the Modern version (eg. Chrome): in this way, the icon of the chosen browser will replace that of Internet Explorer.

I remind you that, as regards the "steard" version of IE, in case you want to reuse it, all you have to do is follow the procedure I have just illustrated and then be careful to check the box relating to Internet Explorer in the Windows feature list. Then confirm the operation by clicking on the button Yes, and restart your computer if prompted.

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7

Your PC is animated by Windows 7 and want to delete Internet Explorer from it? Again, the first thing you need to do is go to the Control Panel of Windows.

Then click on the button Home located at the bottom left, type "control panel" in the appropriate Campo di Ricerca and selects the first occurrence that is found. In the new window that opens, click on the icon Programs and then select the item Turn Windows features on or off.

Now, search Internet Explorer in the list of Windows features, remove the check next to its name and click the button Yes, to complete the browser removal operation.

If all went well, the IE removal process will start e, once done, you may be prompted to restart your system in order to apply the changes you just made.

Of course, you can always retrace your steps and reinstall Internet Explorer: to succeed, in fact, you must follow the procedure I indicated in the previous lines, making sure to check the item this time Internet Explorer 11, in the Windows feature list.

Afterwards, you will have to confirm the operation by clicking on the button Yes, and eventually agree to restart the computer to complete the operation.

How to uninstall Internet Explorer and reinstall it

You came to this guide with the aim of uninstall Internet Explorer and reinstall it immediately after, maybe because you have noticed some malfunctions of the Microsoft home browser and would like to try to solve them in this way? Well, then you can do it simply by following the information I have already given you in the previous lines, on how to delete IE on Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.x and Windows 7.

In case you have removed a version of Internet Explorer later than the one that is included "as steard" in Windows, after having reactivated the browser from the control panel (as I have already shown you in the previous chapters), you may need to download the Internet Explorer from its official download page, so as to restore it using the installation package provided by the Redmond giant.

To proceed, you must then go to this web page, locate the version of IE compatible with the operating system installed on your computer and click on it. Once you have done this, the download of the IE installer will start automatically.

If the topic is not clear to you and / or you want to learn more about it, I suggest you take a look at the guide in which I explain in great detail how to reinstall Internet Explorer.



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