Any time if you wonder where is the normal Internet Explorer browser on Windows 10, here is a small guide about it. Internet explorer 11 comes with Windows 10 by default. But Microsoft has pinned their latest and brand new Edge browser on the task bar. Some of the normal computer users think that it’s the usual internet explorer and find it completely different. Also, for some reasons when you do a fresh Windows 10 installation or buy a pre-installed OEM version of Windows 10 with the new laptop or desktop, you could notice that Internet explorer is not installed at all. This guide shows you how to install Internet explorer 11 on Windows 10 and pin it to task bar.
IE 11 is a built-in feature of Windows 10 and we just need to enable it from Programs and Features as how we did to enable telnet client. If you do not find Internet Explorer in the programs/apps, then obviously it’s not installed on Windows 10.
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By default Windows 10 task bar looks like below with Edge browser. You can read more information about Edge browser here.
Search for ‘Internet Explorer’ to find out whether it has been installed on your Windows 10 computer.
If you do not see the app as shown above, then it has not been installed. you need to install it manually.
Install Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10
As described earlier, it can be enabled from programs and features from control panel.
1) Go ‘Programs and Features’ in control panel (search for ‘programs’ and click the below result).
2) Click on ‘Turn Windows features…’ as shown below and tick ‘Internet Explorer 11’ to install it on Windows 10. Once you press OK, the installation will start and complete. You may not need to restart the computer.
That’s it we have successfully installed Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10.
If you like to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from Windows 10 for any reasons, you can follow the similar step. Since you can’t uninstall it like doing for other normal programs, it should be done by above similar way.
Go to ‘Turn Windows features…’ in control panel and un-tick the Internet Explorer 11 the press OK. This will uninstall the IE 11 from Windows 10.
We hope this simple guide would be useful to install or uninstall IE on Windows 10. Alternatively you can try other famous browsers which are completely compatible for Windows 10, such as Google Chrome and Mozille Firefox. Read our list of free anti virus software for Windows 10/8.1 here.