How to remove Internet Explorer 11 From Windows 7

By | December 7, 2013

If you’re one of the many people who upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 and wish you hadn’t, you’re probably wondering how to get rid of it. There’s good news and bad news: The bad news is you can’t get rid of it; the good news is — if you’re still a big fan of IE –that you can revert back to Internet Explorer 10. You can also — as TC suggests — use a different browser and just don’t bother with Internet Explorer at all. But some of you still love IE, but don’t love IE 11, so here’s how you can get back to IE 10.

Open Control Panel
Go to Programs and Features
Click “View installed updates

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Type Internet Explorer in the search at the top-right hand side of the dialog

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Select Internet Explorer 11

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And click to uninstall it and click “Yes” in the “Are you sure…” dialog

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Windows will uninstall Internet Explorer 11 — and revert you IE version back to IE 10. You will then need to restart your computer.

Much simpler just to use a different browser…DO NOT SLAP ME , EB :-)

 

10 thoughts on “How to remove Internet Explorer 11 From Windows 7

  1. Charlene

    I tried that and it really messed up my computer as it also takes off Explorer 10 and goes back to Explorer 8 . Then it doesn’t want to let you download Explorer 10 again . The only way I could get my computer to work again was use the Dell Data safe that comes with the computer and have it do it’s thing and repartion the hard drive and start at square one again . Easier just to hide the update .

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    1. infoave Post author

      I doesn’t remove IE 10, if you had IE 10 installed. It reverts back to the previous version installed. If it goes back to IE 9 on your computer, then you never had IE 10 correctly installed.

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  2. paul

    I still have IE 9 installed on my computer,but never use it.I use google chrome instead.It is so much better.

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  3. Nikilet

    I also use Chrome as my default browser. Unfortunately, I can not play my Netflix movies on Chrome. Sometimes it’ll run a movie for just a short time and then it’s done. What it does is scrunch the movie over to the left of the screen and play it in black and what. I’ve spent hours on chat with Netflix and tried everything. It’s all about Microsoft Silverlight. Seems funny that two large factions like Netflix and Chrome can’t get togther and figure out a way for Netflix movies to work on Chrome. So, anyway, I keep IE so I can watch my Netflix movies.

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    1. infoave Post author

      You can play netflix movies just fine on Chrome. If you can’t you need to check the Chrome help pages because you have something misconfigured.

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  4. Maxine Funk

    Thank you so much. Anytime I have a problem, I can always count on you for a solution. I use Windows Mail rather than Windows Live because it allows me easier access to stationery, but when IE 11 was installed automatically, Windows Mail started to freeze with certain emails, so had images, some just for who knows reason. After using the tips here and uninstalling IE 11, my mail is all opening when I ask it rather than app hanging. I used FireFox but it is loaded with ads from Yahoo, so I am now so happy that I have my IE back.
    I’ve been using IE since 1999, so needless to say, I’m a bit attached to it.
    Thanks again.

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  5. Jann M

    i’m one of those fortunate folks who had a problem with the update not installing so i don’t have to worry about it, thank goodness! i also use chrome for just about everything. IE comes in handy when something isn’t working right in chrome and i want to check it out to see if it’s chrome or the site. other than that, IE sits idle on my computer.

    however, it’s not like chrome doesn’t have its own set of problems, at least for me, especially the shockwave flash but i love that i can config it to fit my needs better than i can IE or Firefox, which i gave up using when i found chrome. thanks for that suggestion, too, guys!

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    1. infoave Post author

      If your Windows updates are broken obviously things won’t work right. Fix your Windows updates and it will work. The instructions for removing IE 11 come from Microsoft — and we tested it on our own computers. It works on computers without issues with Windows Updates.

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  6. Buddy Coyle

    I took the advice on this page to remove IE11 and it worked great. I am now back to a decent version of Internet Explorer. Version 9. Now I can do all the browsing I need that IE11 allow.

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