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Windows 7: How do you completly remove Internet Explorer?

05 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How do you completly remove Internet Explorer?

I believe it causes more harm later than just removing trough windows 7 programs feature
cause he doesnt completly remove everything of Internet Explorer so the question is?

Maybe its better to let it stay, install its updates and then set Firefox as my browser by default?
and not mind Internet Explorer existing on my OS altough i never use it?

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05 Jul 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Go to Start and type Turn Windows features on and off into the Search program and files field.

Uncheck Internet Explorer #, where # is the version number of IE that is installed.

But you might want to read this:
Internet Explorer 10 Provides Safer Browsing
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05 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Go to Start and type Turn Windows features on and off into the Search program and files field.

Uncheck Internet Explorer #, where # is the version number of IE that is installed.

But you might want to read this:
Internet Explorer 10 Provides Safer Browsing
I will keep both IE10 & Firefox just in case, thanks.
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05 Jul 2013   #4

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Also Windows & MS updates use IE.
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05 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What ever browser you prefer to use I suggest keeping I.E. set as default browser. Anything Microsoft wants to use I.E.
I keep I.E. set at it's default setting and my default browser but I use Firefox 99 % of the time.
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05 Jul 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Without the IE your system will not function in certain system operations. That's why you cannot completely remove it. There will always be one version of it.
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05 Jul 2013   #7

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Otase View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Go to Start and type Turn Windows features on and off into the Search program and files field.

Uncheck Internet Explorer #, where # is the version number of IE that is installed.

But you might want to read this:
Internet Explorer 10 Provides Safer Browsing
I will keep both IE10 & Firefox just in case, thanks.
You are welcome.

I should have made it clear that the steps that I mentioned simply remove certain aspects of IE. The core files stay around so that things that depend on them will continue to work.
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