Solved How to manually uninstall Windows 7 internet explorer

August 2, 2013 at 07:03:54
Specs: Windows 7
unable to find the program on the control panel 'programs and features' to uninstall. Where is it hidden!

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August 4, 2013 at 15:09:22
Its a web-browser.. the OS is NOT dependent on IE... Many apps, n things of that nature can be.

I am not disagreeing with the aspect that IE should be removed, BUT if you want to remove it (and I have multiple times throughout XP, Vista / 7 / 8)... Simply do the following:

Orb -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> Uncheck Internet Explorer -> Click OK

"Since Internet Explorer's rendering engine is also used throughout Windows and with third-party applications as an embeddable component, it won't completely uninstall—only the executable is actually removed. Still, being able to finally banish IE proper from your system is a pretty good start for folks who really don't like IE."

reference: http://lifehacker.com/5164286/windo...

www.standby-it.com



#1
August 2, 2013 at 07:39:21
I may be mistaken about Windows 7 but Internet Explorer was an integral part of the operating system in previous versions and could not be removed. Somehow I think this will be the same for Windows 7.

If you don't want to use, it just delete the shortcut icon's off your desktop/taskbar/start menu and leave it at that.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
August 2, 2013 at 08:00:09
You have to click "Show installed updates" in the left panel.
That will show a different list.

Scroll down to "Windows Internet Explorer xx" (the version number).
Right-click it, then left-click the "Uninstall" pop-up.

Note: Internet Explorer will not be in the list if you've never updated it. You can only uninstall updated versions, not the version that's included with Windows 7 because the OS can't function properly without it.

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#3
August 2, 2013 at 08:31:10
As far as I'm aware you need IE if you want MS Automatic Updates. There's no need to use it for anything else if you don't wish to. I'm with Curt R on this - just leave it in place. If you hack it out this could produce other issues.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
August 2, 2013 at 12:37:36
Internet Explorer isn't just the front-end application that you see when you use it. It has tools that make it an integral part of the Windows operating system. You can choose to hide it from your view, but it'll still be there. Removing IE is like removing your arm.

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August 4, 2013 at 15:09:22
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Its a web-browser.. the OS is NOT dependent on IE... Many apps, n things of that nature can be.

I am not disagreeing with the aspect that IE should be removed, BUT if you want to remove it (and I have multiple times throughout XP, Vista / 7 / 8)... Simply do the following:

Orb -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> Uncheck Internet Explorer -> Click OK

"Since Internet Explorer's rendering engine is also used throughout Windows and with third-party applications as an embeddable component, it won't completely uninstall—only the executable is actually removed. Still, being able to finally banish IE proper from your system is a pretty good start for folks who really don't like IE."

reference: http://lifehacker.com/5164286/windo...

www.standby-it.com


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August 5, 2013 at 02:18:58
Thank you for all the above replies. They are much appreciated and have clarified the issue for me.

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