How can I removed IE11 from Windows 10?


In this quick post, we will share different methods you can use to remove Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10 in favor of just having MS EDGE as the only browser.

NOTE:

We recommend that if you are going to use any of the methods shared in this blog, you stick to one and not to mixed them up.

Example: If you are going to use the Programs and Feature from Control Panel to remove it, use it to add it.

If using the CMD line DISM command to removed it, use it to add it.

METHOD I: Using Programs and Features from Control Panel

  • From Start / Run (Hit the Windows key + R) type appwiz.cpl
  • From the Programs and Features click on "Turn Window features on or off "
  • From the Windows Features dial /onlinog, Find the Internet Explorer 11 feature and deselect the checked box.
  • Click on Yes and OK to commit the changes.
  • Restart your PC

METHOD II: Using the DISM command line tool

 

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DISABLE: Restart after this command is executed!
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From and elevated command window type:

dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

You will see...

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Disabling feature(s)
[==========================100.0%==========================]
The operation completed successfully.
Restart Windows to complete this operation.
Do you want to restart the computer now (Y/N)?

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ENABLE: You can use the command below to add it back. 
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From and elevated command window type:

dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

You will see the following....

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Enabling feature(s)
[==========================100.0%==========================]
The operation completed successfully.
Restart Windows to complete this operation.
Do you want to restart the computer now (Y/N)?

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