How to Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Or Windows Vista

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 Over the past few years, the methods to uninstall internet explorer have changed a lot. Today, there are basically two methods to uninstall it; using Windows Features and Windows PowerShell. Here have provided step by step guidelines on how to do it.

To uninstall internet explorer in windows PowerShell follow these steps:

  1. First, go to Start Menu  
  2. Click Run and type Powershell. This will open the Powershell console. 
  3. Enter the following command: Get-PSSession Get-JSessionid Sessionid When you hit return, you will be given a unique session ID, use this for your custom uninstall. 

You can find it under the Session menu. Be sure that you are not typing anything when you enter the command.

When you next want to run explorer, simply right click on it and select properties. You will be given an option of two different paths or settings to choose from. Click on the “path” tab and change the path to point to where you would like to uninstall your IE. Click ok.

The second method to uninstall Internet explorer is using windows features using Windows Powershell. 

  1. First, go to Start Menu > run, then type PowerShell and enter.
  2. Now you will be taken to windows PowerShell prompt, simply follow the prompts and continue with the instructions. 
  3. Once you finish the installation of IE, you can uninstall it easily by going to Start Menu > Add / Remove Programs. Look for the IE program and you will see the “uninstall” button, click on it to uninstall internet explorer..

How to uninstall IE even if your computer has a Windows XP Service Pack? 

If you have a Windows XP service pack, you need not uninstall your IE. Your system restores utility will automatically uninstall your internet explorer when you install the XP service pack, regardless of whether your computer has a Windows XP service pack or not. It will only uninstall the IE feature; it will not remove the other application files. When you perform a Windows system restore, you will need to uninstall IE first.

Another method to uninstall IE is to use system restore. This method works only with windows 7. First, go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. On the control panel menu, you will find an icon for Microsoft. Clicking on this icon will take you to the section where you can find programs and applications.

At this point, you will see a box titled “internet explorer. Click on this button. It will take you to a page where you will find several options. The “Remove Program/Uninstall” and the “Registry Editor” are the two options you will need to choose from. You will find several keys in this registry key, which relate to the features that are installed in your computer such as Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office Tools.

To uninstall Internet Explorer, you should first browse to the start menu through the control panel and click on the “Uninstall” or “Add/Remove Programs” icon. Here, you will find the option to remove the browsing features from your computer. When you click this, a page containing various links to click on will appear. Follow the links to find the uninstall utility and then double click on it to start the uninstall process. The last step is to uninstall Internet Explorer by clicking the “Remove Features” or “Uninstall” option that appears on the screen after the removal of the browsing features.

Apart from browsing features, Internet Explorer also contains other items like the Windows Store and Microsoft Edge. These items can be removed by clicking on the “Remove” or “Uninstall” links that will be displayed on the screen. Again, keep in mind that if you have set the specific Windows features to be installed in your computer, you should uninstall them individually by following the instructions given for the item you want to uninstall. On the following screen, you will see a series of links to click on. On each item, there will be an option to select “Remove” or “Uninstall”.

One more important thing to know about this software is that it does not completely uninstall it from your computer. Even though it removes the browsing, it does not remove the embedded security certificates that are installed in your computer from the Internet. The security certificates are needed by your computer to run the Internet Explorer properly. If these security certificates are left alone, your PC could become prone to spyware, adware, dialers, and all kinds of nasty malware that are installed in your PC when you use IE. To prevent this problem, it is highly recommended that you should always update your IE version regularly.


This concludes how to uninstall internet explorer window application tutorial. We mentioned different steps to take in removing this problematic software from your system. The first step to take is to remove all the parts of this problematic program from your computer, such as the embedded browser, the security certificates, as well as any of the built-in features of the IE. When you uninstall Internet Explorer, you can ensure that your PC will not become vulnerable to any further attacks, or else you will not be able to use the internet.

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