Of course, nothing prevents any user to install another browser on your own taste and just don't use Internet Explorer, leaving it in the system as a backup means of viewing Internet sites.

However, in some cases, you may need to uninstall Internet Explorer completely. For example, the organization may need to run a niche (banking, accounting, tax, etc.) software that does not support modern versions of Internet Explorer, and requires version 6 or even 5. Of course, to install and use previous version will fail until the system has a newer version.

To completely remove Internet Explorer on a computer running Windows XP, you must:



  1. Log in with administrator privileges that allows you to manipulate the software.

  2. Open control Panel, allowing to install and remove software. To do this you simply type appwiz.cpl in a command prompt system.Find the checkbox "Show updates" and install it if it is not installed.

  3. Find Service Pack 3 and highlight it with the cursor. This pack will have to be removed, or to remove Internet Explorer would be impossible. Click "Delete".


In Windows 7 the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer looks slightly different:



  1. Log in with administrator privileges, close all applications.

  2. Open control Panel, click "Programs and features".

  3. In the left part of the window click on "Enable or disable Windows components". A window will open with the list of existing system components. Build the component list can take some time.

  4. Now just need to find the list of Internet Explorer, and to remove the adjacent check box. In the appeared warning window, click Yes. Now this feature is completely disabled.