How to uninstall Internet Explorer 11


This article describes how to Uninstall IE11 in Windows 7 using add/remove programs and using command line options.


Uninstall IE11 under add/remove programs

      1.Click the Start button, type Programs and Features in the search box, and then select View installed updates.

       2.Under Unistall an update, scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section.

       3.Right-click Internet Explorer 11, click Uninstall, and then, when prompted, click Yes.

       4.Click one of the following:

         Restart now (to finish the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer 11 and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer)

         Restart later


Using command line option

     FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart /quiet"


Using the Windows Update Standalone Installer (Wusa.exe)

      wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2841134 /quiet

Comments (2)

  1. HaslMart says:


    thanks for your help. I used the following uninstall-scrip in our environment. (It is no batch, vbs or similar – use it only as an logical-help to implement it in your deployment scripting language.)

    #-lines are for your understanding,

    # check Fileversion of iexplore.exe, if the Version is higher as 11 it means, that IE11 is installed and a uninstallation makes sense

    If FileVersion('%programfilesdir%Internet Exploreriexplore.exe')>

                  # Uninstall the language Pack for IE11 (in my tests I used the german LP)

                  Execute (wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2841134 /quiet /norestart)

                  # Uninstall the IE11 Core Installation

                  Execute (wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2898785 /quiet /norestart)

                  # Do a reboot, so the wusa.exe could really uninstall it, the commands before only initialise the uninstall


                  # Exit Script with an information and let the same script run again after reboot (FileVersionCheck should then find only the previews installed Version like IE8)

                  ExitComment (Undone,'Uninst during next Reboot')


                   # FileVersionCheck detected no IE11, so there is no need for the uninstall (or the script runs the 2nd time and it is only the check if the uninstallation was successfully)

                  ExitComment (Done, ‘No IE11 installed’)

  2. Hugh Gautier says:

    All well and good except the IE 11 information DOES NOT show up in my Programs and Features area what-so-ever.  Now how do I remove it??

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