Even though Microsoft is busy promoting their new web browser Edge for Windows 10, yet their other web browser Internet Explorer is still installed along with Windows 10. This is perhaps done for the hardcore lovers of Internet Explorer who would not budge and keep using Internet Explorer as long as it is available. But for the rest of us who have moved on to other web browsers, it does not make sense to keep Internet Explorer somewhere on your hard disk taking up the space. If you are never going to use Internet Explorer then you can completely remove it from Windows 10. Here is how:
- Right-click on the Start icon and select Control Panel from the menu that shows up. You can also use the hotkey Win+X to open this menu.
- In the Control Panel window, select the Programs category.
- Click on the Turn Windows features on or off from under the Programs and Features section.
- In the Windows Features window, scroll down the list and un-check the checkbox labeled Internet Explorer 11. Then click on the OK button. It will take some time to completely remove Internet Explorer from your Windows 10 PC.
Since you already have the new Microsoft web browser Edge, you do not really have to keep Internet Explorer 11 in your Windows 10 PC. However those of you who just cannot live without Internet Explorer, you can learn how to create Internet Explorer 11 shortcut on the desktop for easily launching it in Windows 10 from one of our previous articles.