Windows 8: How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 10?

If you are a windows 8 user then you must be well aware of the fact that Internet Explorer 10 is the default browser for Windows 8. However you can use any other browser like Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Many add-ons are available with other browser as compared with the IE 10 which attracts many users. So, if you are among the one using browsers other than IE 10, then waste space by having it installed on your system. Here is the tutorial how you can uninstall Internet Explorer 10 from your Windows 8 computer.

uninstall ie 10 windows-8
IE takes much time in loading WebPages, so if it is not useful to keep it on your system, uninstall them and free up some space on your hard drive. Though IE 10 is the inbuilt browser for Windows 8, but you can still uninstall it from your system. IE being a Windows component it cannot be deleted directly. To remove it you need to disable the Windows Component and services.

Steps to Uninstall Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8

  • Open Run dialog box by pressing windows key+R
  • Type appwiz.cpl and press enter

appwiz.cpl run

  • Next, click on Turn Windows feature on or off at left pane

turn windows featutre on or-off

  • Windows feature window opens, look for the option internet explorer 10. You will notice that the checkbox has been checked. Simply uncheck the box

ie10 uncheck

  • A prompt appears saying Turning windows feature of might affect other features an programs installed on your computer, simply click yes to continue this won’t harm your system

windows feature

  • On clicking Yes a new window appear prompting to restart your system. Click on Restart Now to apply the changes.

click restart now

If you don’t wish to do so click on don’t restart to apply the settings later on. When the system restarts you will find the Internet Explorer is no longer available on your Windows 8 Computer.

Thus, upon following the steps described above you can easily uninstall IE 10 from your Windows 8 computer.


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