How To Uninstall Or Remove Internet Explorer 10 From Windows 8

We are all well aware of the fact that the latest Windows 8 operating system includes Internet Explorer 10 web browser. The new Internet Explorer 10 is super fast compared to its predecessor, but for some reason most of Windows users are in love with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

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The Metro style IE10 provides a fast and fluid touch-first browsing experience. Gesture-based navigation is intuitive and fast. With faster performance, leading security protection, more hardware acceleration, and site-ready HTML5 support, Internet Explorer 10 continues to allow you experience the web better.

 

 

The IE10 touch experience has all the benefits of Windows, so you can snap applications side by side and quickly access charms for searching and sharing. Despite all these features and improvements, users are still opting for third-party browsers.

 

 

If you are one of those million users who has ditched Internet Explorer browser for Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, then you might want to completely remove Internet Explorer 10 browser from your Windows 8 PC.

 

Here is how you can remove the default Internet Explorer 10 browser from your Windows 8 PC:

Step 1: Open Run dialog box. Use Windows + R keys to launch Run dialog. In the Run dialog, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter key to open Programs and Features window.

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Step 2: In the left pane of Programs and Features, click on Turn Windows feature on or off.

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Step 3: In Windows Features dialog, you will see a list of features included in Windows. Select Internet Explorer 10 entry and untick the box. If you are prompted with “Turning off Internet Explorer 10 might affect other Windows features and programs installed on your computer, including default settings. Do you want to continue?” warning, click Yes and then click Ok button to apply the changes.

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Step 4: You will be asked to restart the PC. Restart your PC to remove Internet Explorer 10 browser from your Windows 8 PC.

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Do note that uninstalling Internet Explorer 10 will remove the Metro IE10 as well.

Comments

  1. LDII says

    My IE has been hijack by virus called QVO6 anyone can help. I’m thinking of removing the browser.

  2. Michael says

    It seems that the geniuses at MicroSoft have realized IE is crap. Now it comes automatically built into Windows 8. There is no way to uninstall it. The only way I found around it at all is 1. download a different internet program (eg. Mozilla, Chrome) 2. take IE10 off the programs list like this article says. 3. swipe or click on the right side, click on search and then look for default program (Also found in control panel-programs-default programs-default programs again) 4. Change the new provider to be the default. This will stop other programs from utilizing IE10 and instead use what you want. Can still be run though via the “run iexplorer” if you so wanted.

  3. Ryan says

    This does not work for Windows 8. Windows 8 will just simply take it off of your task bar and start menu. It is still fully installed on the computer.

  4. Jason says

    It’s pretty simple to remove just open up your windows update menu.

    start — control panel — windows update — view update history — installed updates

    Find the update and then remove and restart.

    :)

  5. David says

    Arrg. This is so misleading! Why you guys dont try the uninstall procedure yourself to see if it really works. This DOES NOT unistall anything !

  6. misleading title says

    Very misleading title. This method doesn’t remove or uninstall anything. You can still start it with “run iexplore”. Not to mention certain programs will still open links in IE10.

    It pains me to see how every “tip” on how to “remove” IE10 is almost word to word same -_-

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