Windows 10: Turning Off IE11

Discus and support Turning Off IE11 in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I installed Google Chrome and made it my default browser. Everything worked fine. I decided to switch off IE11 in "Control Panel > Programs >Programs... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by PeterAstle, May 14, 2016.

  1. Turning Off IE11


    I installed Google Chrome and made it my default browser.
    Everything worked fine.
    I decided to switch off IE11 in "Control Panel > Programs >Programs & Features > Turn Windows features on or off" as I don't use it.
    Then all hyperlinks in all my Office 2010 documents of all types failed to open with the error message: "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."
    I tried various fixes I read about but nothing worked.
    In frustration I switched IE11 back on again as it was its deactivation which appeared to cause the problem.
    Everything was then immediately back to normal and Google Chrome was still set as my default browser!

    So is there any point in switching off IE11 when one does not use it? I am not sure if there are any advantages in doing so, but clearly a big disadvantage for me.




    :)
     
    PeterAstle, May 14, 2016
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  2. uninstall ie11

    i cant uninstall IE11 on windows 10 and its not happening. I uncheck the unchecked ie11 in the 'turn off windows features on and off section' but doesnt work as ie11 is still availabe. i need IE66. please help
     
    omarsharif222, May 14, 2016
    #2
  3. downloading ie 11 on win 10

    You can't delete IE11.

    Control Panel | Programs and Features | Turn Windows featurs on or off. Check the box for IE11.
     
    Bruce Hagen, May 14, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Turning Off IE11

    Unless IE 11 is causing havoc in your computer, which isn't in your case, there is absolutely no point in turning it off.
    Just leave it alone and don't use it.
    There will be no conflicts between your Chrome and IE11. They will co-exist without issues.
     
    davidhk, May 14, 2016
    #4
  5. Thanks for your reply. I will follow your advice and leave well alone.
     
    PeterAstle, Apr 5, 2018
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