How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10


Microsoft is developing Windows 10 from a long time now and there is no doubt that Windows 10 is one of the best operating systems out there that has been adopted by millions of people from across the globe. They have included a lot of new features in Windows 10. For example, the brand new Settings panel, Cortana, Start Menu, Action Center and more others. If you are using Windows 10, you may know that Microsoft has included one more thing and that is a web browser called Microsoft Edge aka Project Spartan.

Although, Microsoft had Internet Explorer for Windows, which has been quite promising for few kind of people, but most of the Windows users adopted other third party web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera Mini, Vivaldi etc. instead of Internet Explorer. Even though, Microsoft has included and enhanced this web browser day by day, but still there are many reason, why people often ditch Internet Explorer and opt for other third party web browsers. For instance, IE doesn’t have a good user interface, it consumes a lot of memory (more than other standard web browsers), lack of extensions/add-ons and many more.

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

Therefore, if you are using Windows 10 and want to use only Microsoft Edge or any other third party browser and wish to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from your computer, here you go. You can easily remove IE 11 from Windows 10 PC. If you have decided to ditch Internet Explorer, there is no need to keep it in your PC.


Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10

There is no need to install any other third party software. You can uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10 without using any third party software since all options are already included in your Windows 10 PC. Therefore, follow the subsequent steps to get things done.

At first, open Control Panel. For that, press Win + X and hit the Control Panel button. Therefore, switch to Large Icons and click on the button that says Programs and Features. Then, you can find an option called Turn Windows features on or off on your left hand side.

Turn windows features on or off

Just click on this. Now, you can find a popup window on your screen. Here, you can find Internet Explorer 11 option. By default, it should be checked in or there should be a tick in the respective check box.

Uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10

Just remove the tick from checkbox and hit the OK button. After that, you have to follow the screen to complete this workaround.

Now, as you have uninstalled Internet Explorer from your PC, you may have to change the default app if IE was your default browser. Therefore, press Win + I and go to System settings. Here, you can find an option labelled Default apps.

Click on this and find out Web Browser. Then, click on it and select a web browser that you want to set as default browser.