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:
- Log in with administrator privileges that allows you to manipulate the software.
- 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.
- 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:
- Log in with administrator privileges, close all applications.
- Open control Panel, click "Programs and features".
- 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.
- 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.