How to Disable or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10

January 10th, 2017 by Admin Leave a reply »

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a new browser called Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer becomes an optional component that you can uninstall it from Control Panel. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to disable / uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10. After uninstalling, you can reinstall Internet Explorer again using the similar steps.

How to Disable or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10?

  1. Open the Control Panel in Windows 10. This can be done by pressing Windows Key + X and selecting Control Panel from the menu.


  2. Once Control Panel is launched, set the View by option to Large icons. Click Programs and Features.


  3. On the left side, click the link called Turn Windows features on or off.


  4. In the Windows Features window, uncheck the Internet Explorer 11 option and click OK. (If you want to install Internet Explorer later, just check that option again).


  5. You will get a confirmation dialog that says: “Turning off Internet Explorer might affect other Windows features and programs installed on your computer, including default settings“. Click Yes.


  6. When the uninstallation is done, you’ll be prompted to restart the PC.


    After rebooting, you should be unable to open Internet Explorer in Windows 10.