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Here’s how to get rid of Internet Explorer


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You would think that, because Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Edge preinstalled, you’d be able to ditch Internet Explorer. But you’d be wrong. Because Internet Explorer 11 comes preinstalled on Windows 10 — and no, you can’t uninstall it.

But you can turn it off. This Control Panel hack works in previous versions of Windows, too. Here’s how to do it:


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1. Right-click the Start menu icon and click Control Panel to open the Control Panel.


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2. If your Control Panel is in Category view (look at the upper right corner, you should see View by: followed by Category, Large icons, or Small icons), go to Programs > Programs and Features. If your Control Panel is in Large icons or Small icons view, go to Programs and Features.


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3. On the left side of

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