Internet Explorer: How to use it and manage settings

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Internet Explorer is a web browser developed by Microsoft and it was the default browser for Windows operating systems since 1995. Although replaced by Microsoft Edge as the default browser in Windows 10, it’s still comes preinstalled with Windows 10.

Here’s all you need to know about Internet Explorer

How to use Internet Explorer on Windows 10?

To start Internet Explorer, you just need to do the following:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Type Internet Explorer and select Internet Explorer from the list.
    search bar internet explorer

Once the Internet Explorer starts, you can use the address bar to perform a Bing search or enter a website URL.

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As for new tabs, you can open them by clicking the New Tab icon or by using the Ctrl + T shortcut.new tab internet explorer


Frequently asked questions regarding Internet Explorer

Do I have Internet Explorer?

If you’re using Windows 10, you already have Internet Explorer preinstalled by default.


Is Edge replacing Internet Explorer?

Microsoft Edge replaced Internet Explorer as the default web browser in Windows 10. However, Internet Explorer is still available in Windows 10 for legacy support.


Can I uninstall Internet Explorer?

Yes, Internet Explorer 11 can be removed from Windows 10. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter optional features. Select Manage optional features from the list of results.
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  2. Select Internet Explorer 11 from the list. Now click the Uninstall button.
    uninstall internet explorer 11
  3. After a couple of moments, Internet Explorer 11 should be removed from your PC.

You can also uninstall Internet Explorer by doing the following:

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter windows features. Select Turn Windows features on or off.
    windows features search results internet explorer
  2. When the Windows Features window opens, locate Internet Explorer 11 and uncheck its checkbox. When the confirmation dialog appears, click Yes. Now click OK to save changes and restart your PC.
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Internet Explorer troubleshooting

Internet Explorer was the dominant web browser for years, so it’s expected for it to have some issues. To see how to fix Internet Explorer issues, we suggest you check our wide collection of technical guides.