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Click the Start button, and type Programs and Features in the Search box along the Start menu’s bottom edge. When the Uninstall or Change a Program window appears, click View Installed Updates in the left pane. Click either Restart Now to finish the job, or Restart later to remove Internet Explorer 9 the next time your restart your computer. Note: Unlike most updates sent through Windows Update, Internet Explorer 9 can be removed safely.
Now in case you set an alternative browser as your default browser, the Metro-styled Internet Explorer tile from the Windows 8 Start Screen may go missing. If you have set some other browser as the default browser, setting Internet Explorer back as the default browser via the Control Panel will help resolve the issue.
In any case, whether you want to set IE as the default browser or not, there is a simpler way, and that is to start typing Internet Explorer, when on the Start Screen.
If it is the Internet Explorer desktop version shortcut that you want placed on the start screen, open C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer and right-click on iexplore. This may be related but, i am trying to get a shortcut a created to stay on the start screen.
Should put the pin as the item on the far right side of your start menu now, you can drag it wherever you would like.?
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Click on the Start Menu and go to Control Panel and change the View by category to Large or Small icons then from the Control Panel list go into Programs and Features.
The Windows Features screen opens up and here you want to uncheck the box next to Internet Explorer 8. If you go to the Open With list in Explorer you will see a generic Internet Browser icon that will open up whatever is your default browser. Some people may have other opions, as everyone knows Fx is the best but she thinks IE is better.
There is another way to get IE out of the way and that is to make Firefox your default browser. Won’t uninstalling Internet Explorer keep certain items from working that only use internet explorer? Kelly – The reason people want to get rid of Internet Explorer is because it has a lot of weaknesses compared to other browsers. John – Setting Firefox (Or any other browser) as your default, does not stop IE from opening when you have malware in your system. 4) I have a linux desktop under my windows desktop, with duel setups, so I can switch easily when Windows fails, which happens more often than not. Simple Kelly, if a Adware File, Such as Adware.Lop, which my Antivirus just detected, or RON Ads, Which Run IE8 In the Background, will exploit IE8 To Display Advertisements. Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site. This is for when the modern IE tile is missing on the Start screen, and has not been replaced by the desktop IE tile. NOTE: If this is a desktop IE tile instead of modern IE tile, then see the OPTION ONE section above when finished. I have tried the above steps but IE still opens in Metro style from the start menu how do I change this so IE opens in the traditional manner from both the start menu and the desk top screen. You could set you Internet Options like below to always have the IE desktop open from either location.
As a test, uninstall Chrome, then set IE as the default program with all of it associations to see if that will restore the modern IE.


If it does, then reinstall Chrome being sure to not mistakenly set it as your default browser. Thanks Shawn , I have tried now uninstalling Chrome , stopping and starting IE11 and setting it as default browser but this does not appear to have worked.
If not, then let's see if temporarily uninstalling or disabling Kaspersky may help if it may be causing an issue since it's being found incompatible. Have tried this with still the same result , Kaspersky have now supplied a different product which works ok. This tip is directed to people experiencing Windows 8 for the first time on a desktop or notebook computer who want to minimize confusion by spending most of their time on the familiar Windows 7-style desktop. When you click on Internet Explorer on the Windows 8 Start screen, you won’t see that comfortable, familiar desktop version. About Bruceb ConsultingBruceb Consulting is one of the leading IT consulting firms in the North Bay, providing computer consulting, network consulting, and IT support to law firms, small businesses, and individuals - onsite in Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, Sebastopol), Marin County (San Rafael), and the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland), and remotely for clients all over California. Bruceb News provides daily computer tips, shopping suggestions, support information, security updates, and much more - written in plain English. Bruceb Favorites is a simple directory of obvious places, with links to five hundred web sites and online services. In prior versions of 64-bit Windows there were two versions of Internet Explorer that came as part of the operating system. If you want to go back to 32-bit IE10 just head back in, untick the box and then restart Internet Explorer 10. I can’t confirm from my own experience but other sources confirm the capability to do this under Windows 7. Can someone tell me if switching between 32 bit and 64 bit will solve the problem that I have when watching online videos in Yahoo emails? I wouldn’t have thought so as it sounds more of a bandwidth issue rather than an issue with Flash. I have updated the post with a link to MSDN Blogs which indicates that the Internet Explorer application itself will always run in 64-bit mode (so long as you have a 64-bit CPU running a 64-bit version of Windows). This includes to personalise ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. The Metro or Windows App style IE browser has been designed especially for touch-enabled devices such as tablets. Resetting explorer as default (from firefox) didn’t work, but the command prompt workaround did! If you want to use IE on occasions (check exchange server mail with outlook web access) it works well enough. I understand from what I have read here and on other sites that we cannot uninstall internet explorer without causing problems for our computers,that is if we did this Windows may not start(I have Windows7) but I have taken notice of your guide to HIDING Internet Explorer( I have Internet Explorer8) and I have just done this. This means if something happens to get into your system (usually through email or social sites), you will see pop-ups appearing in Internet Explorer. For example, when you have Chrome or Firefox set as your default program for a browser instead.
If the Internet Explorer app tile is now back on your Start screen, then go to step 13 below.
Open the .zip file, extract (drag and drop) the Internet Explorer shortcut to your desktop. Open your Start screen, scroll all the way to the right until you see the modern Internet Explorer tile, then drag and drop the tile to where or what group you like on your Start screen. The transition between them is one of the most jarring experiences for first-time Windows 8 users. Instead you’ll be taken to the full-screen IE app, a completely different view of the web where pages are displayed full-screen with no visible controls at all.
As with most other apps, a right-click on the mouse exposes controls on the top and bottom.
It appears unexpectedly – there are rules about how one or the other browser is chosen but my first impression was that the IE app was appearing haphazardly, and I found it unwelcome. Enabling and disabling Enhanced Protected Mode changes the supported content processes (i.e.


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And my pc is all the better for it as I never use Internet explorer as it is a slow and usless browser.
To actually remove any of the bloat that comes part and parcel with any Windows 7 installation (500MB for tablet support, ~2GB for speech support, hundreds of megs of drivers you’re never gonna use)*, you have to modify the install medium with something like RT 7 Lite.
As for Email, there is little free email that tops the usability, space, and protection of Google Mail (Gmail). If you don’t get thousands of useless themes, add-ons, and other useless tidbits, Firefox is the safest, fastest, and most user friendly browser you can get for any operating system.
In the last two weeks I have had to remove a lot of malware causing pop-ups in Internet Explorer, which never happens in Linux.
When IE10 or IE11 is opened from your desktop, it opens in the traditional desktop mode as in previous versions of Windows.
When Internet Explorer is not set as default browser, Windows 8 always opens Internet Explorer in desktop mode.
If I log into ancestry on a new window it logs in fine but Family tree maker says ancestry is still not logged in. Clicking on the wrench icon transfers the onscreen page to the desktop version of Internet Explorer. It’s not easy to predict which version of Internet Explorer will appear if you click a link in another program or app. Many people will want to spend most of their time in the Windows 8 desktop, in an environment that closely resembles Windows 7, and that means minimizing the number of surprise trips out to full-screen apps like the IE app. An ongoing problem with 64-bit Internet Explorer is that plugins designed for the 32-bit version aren’t compatible with it but you still might fancy using it on Windows 8. You keep even run several browsers on your computer simultaneously, seeing which one you prefer for different tasks. Removing those updates reopens those security holes, leaving your computer vulnerable to security problems.
But as I uses several browsers,depending on what I am doing online,I have not set any default programes to open my files and photos as your files can be opened on any browser you happen to be using at the time or on thier own.But thank you for shareing this tip to hiding internet Explorer as it will help a lot of people who have no use for it.
There are CD’s littering my desk as I needed them to install drivers and non-MS programs. The touchscreen friendliness of the IE full-screen app makes it worth learning how it works.
Clicking in the address bar brings up an additional bar at the bottom showing pinned sites and Favorites. Not to mention that addins do not work in the IE app and I feel helpless online without LastPass. But also if you change your mind and want it back you can just tick the box in setting and re start computer and its back if you want it,which I dont. Also this way of hiding Internet explorer rather than deleting it is safer as it wont mess up windows on your pc. If Internet Explorer is not the default browser, the IE full-screen app disappears completely.
The last good version Microsoft had was IE 6 SP2 and since then it has got more and more unstable to the point where it is almost unusable especially if you have a lot of tabs open like I do.



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