A Microsoft’s legendary browser is about dying. Despite it’s still used by a small fragment of the customer, strict competition is not fit for it. As the default browser of Windows 10, Microsoft Edge comes with better performances and interfaces rather than Internet Explorer. However, it still available even though located in the hidden place, unlike Edge who appears on the desktop menu. Since the replacement was beating the original, why not to remove Internet Explorer on Windows 10 PC?
Unlike classic program which can be uninstalled from “Uninstall Program” on Control Panel, Internet Explorer is part of Windows default features. Hence, removing it from the system can only be done by particular setting.
Despite the Internet Explorer seemingly doesn’t attract so many people, some activities like web developer and running a flash player still relevant for this ancient browser. If you have an activity requires IE for a mandatory tool, keeping it remains on the computer might good. But, if you don’t, this guide is created for you.
How to Remove Internet Explorer on Windows 10
Run the Control Panel by Start Menu.
Go to Programs.
Select Turn Windows features on or off.
Now, clear the check sign of Internet Explorer 11.
The system will ask if you pretty much sure to disable Internet Explorer 11. It might affect other Windows features although rarely found. Click Yes to confirm.
Restart the computer to take effect. It still stored inside the system yet no longer available. If you type “Internet Explorer” on the Start Menu, it will show a Microsoft Edge instead of Internet Explorer.
The company has also encouraged its user to move on the Microsoft Edge which actually far advance and productive than its predecessor. If you interested, the (official) comparison between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 available here.
Alright, that’s a tutorial about how to remove Internet Explorer on Windows PC. If you have any question, let me know in the comment!