So you can uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10 if you don't need it

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A few years ago, Internet Explorer was essential in many cases to be able to correctly access certain websites and navigate the network correctly. However, times have changed a lot, and today for many it is not necessary or even aware that it comes installed in Windows 10 despite its age.

Therefore, If you are completely sure that you do not need it and you do not want it to be taking up unnecessary storage space on your computer, it may be a good idea to uninstall it. Of course, it is highly recommended that before proceeding to do so you make sure that no program uses its API libraries or needs it to function, since if this is the case, you will be facing a problem.

How to uninstall Internet Explorer on any Windows 10 computer

As we mentioned, in the first place you need to make sure that you do not want to have Internet Explorer installed on your computer. You should bear in mind that there are programs that can make use of their API libraries to function, or that, for example, the Live Tiles in the Start menu depend on their cache, so they will not work if you uninstall it.

Once you have made sure of it, if you are willing to remove Internet Explorer, you should access your computer's settings, something that you can get both from the Start menu and by pressing Win + I on the keyboard. Then, on the main screen, select "Applications" and then under "Applications and features", choose "Optional Features". Finally, you should only find Internet Explorer within the list, and click on the uninstall button.

Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10

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Once you have completed the steps, directly Windows can begin to uninstall the version of Internet Explorer that you have installed on your team. Similarly, if in the future you regret it or need it again, from that same location you can get it again and reinstall it on your computer.


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