Windows 10 – how to remove/add IE11

Method #1

From elevated ‘Command Prompt‘ window, type:

start appwiz.cpl

The usual “Programs & Features” will popup and:

  • click on “Turn Window features on or off
  • look for “Internet Explorer” and check/uncheck it
  • click ‘ok‘ button
  • follow the instructions & reboot

Method #2

From elevated ‘Command Prompt‘ window, type the following:

  • to remove it:

dism /online /disable-feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

  • to add it:

dism /online /enable-feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

  • follow the instructions & reboot
  • add manually the Start Menu shortcuts to IE11.
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