This tutorial aims to show you how to uninstall internet explorer 10 in windows 8

Internet Explorer 10 is a built in app that comes Windows 8. You may prefer to use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox rather than Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer takes much time to load web pages than many other web browsers. Besides, browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox etc. support various add-ons which makes the user interaction with internet easier. So, if you do not use Internet Explorer, you may want to uninstall it from your system.

As Internet Explorer is a Windows Component it cannot be deleted directly. To remove Internet Explorer 10 from Windows 8 you need to disable it from the Windows Component and Services.

Internet Explorer 10

Follow a few simple steps to remove Internet Explorer 10 from Windows 8

Steps to remove Internet Explorer 10 from Windows 8

1. Firstly you have to open the Run Window by pressing Windows along with R button. Type appwiz.cpl there and hit Enter.

Run appwiz.cpl

2. Now, Click on Turn Windows feature on or off

Turn Windows Feature on or off

3. Now, you will find a checked checkbox for Internet Explorer 10 in the list of all the windows features and programs, just uncheck the checkbox.

Uncheck Internet Explorer 10

4. An alert box will be generated when you continue. It says Turning Windows Feature off might affect other features and programs installed on your computer
Just click on Yes as it won’t harm your system.

Click Yes

5. When you have pressed Yes button then a new window will appear. Click on Restart Now to apply the settings finally or else click on Don’t Restart to apply the settings later on.

Restart Now

After the machine restarts Internet Explorer will be gone and if want to restart it follow the same procedure and you will figure it out.


Susham is a part time blogger and a Software Engineer by Profession. He has keen interest in latest Gadgets and Tech updates. Like us he is also passionate about Windows 8.


  1. Thanks Nick, the reason I asked is because, when I uninstalled IE in Vista, Security Essentials would not download updates.


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