How To Completely Remove Internet Explorer From Windows
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How To Completely Get Rid Of Internet Explorer From Windows

Internet Explorer, known as IE, is a web browser developed by Microsoft Corporation for their Operating System. It is the most widely used browser since 1999, with the highest usage (95%) in between 2002-2003.

However, its market share has gradually decreased over the years due to renewed competition from other browsers. So today we bring you an easy procedure to remove Internet Explorer from your Windows operating system completely to save you precious RAM.


Two Different Approaches To Getting Rid Of Internet Explorer 

#1 Remove Internet Explorer By Using Admin Tools

This is the easiest method to remove the internet explore from your windows. For this you need to follow the path ” Control Panel> Programs> Turn Windows features on or off “.

Here, all you have to do is just uncheck the Internet Explorer that comes marked by default. To perform this task you must be using an account with administrator privileges, and also, must ensure that the browser is completely closed and there is no service that depends on it.

#2 Remove Internet Explorer By Command Console

This trick is an alternative, it is simpler than the previous one. This alternative is published on the blog of Microsoft MSDN. The steps that must be performed according to our version of Internet Explorer are:

Internet Explorer 9:

Open the command prompt by pressing ” Winkey + R ” and typing ” cmd ” in it. Once opened then just copy and paste the following statement.

Click Here To See ” How To Enable The Copy-Paste Mode In Your Command Prompt “.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart

Internet Explorer 10:

Open the command prompt by pressing ” Winkey + R ” and typing ” cmd ” in it. Once opened then just copy and paste the following statement.


FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart

Internet Explorer 11:

Open the command prompt by pressing ” Winkey + R ” and typing ” cmd ” in it. Once opened then just copy and paste the following statement.

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

Note: To validate these changes you must restart your computer.

In my opinion, we should not completely remove Internet Explorer as there are some web pages that are only supported by Internet Explorer.

So disabling it from the administrative tools is sufficient if you ever need the browser again. However, if you don’t want to see Internet Explorer on your system, alternatives will not miss you.

Note: You can also use the same code for any other versions just by replacing the number with the required version. So all you have to do is replace the ” M ” with the required version number like 9 or 10 or so on.

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

 

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