How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 11

By Ross Madden
Published on February 19, 2014 9:20 am MT
Updated on October 22, 2018 10:35 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

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Recently, Windows computers began to automatically install the new version of Internet Explorer.  This new version, 11, has been causing all kinds of problems across campus.  Specifically users of RamCT, IS Oracle HR, and Kuali.  Our solution for this is to simply uninstall, or roll back Internet Explorer to the previously installed version, 10.  These directions should allow a user to get back in business without the need to install another web browser.

First, we want to make sure that this update does not simply install itself during the next automatic update.  To make sure of this, open Internet Explorer 11, and click on the “Gear” tools icon in the top right (or click alt-x).  Then click on the “About Internet Explorer” item.  Un-check the box for “Install new versions automatically”.  Once this is complete, you will now uninstall Internet Explorer 11 through the Control Panel:

  1. Click on the start menu and select Control Panel from the menu that opens up.
  2. Select Uninstall a program under Programs (or ‘Programs and Features’ if viewing in classic view).
  3. Internet Explorer 11 is not listed in the installed programs listing. It is listed as an update, so select View installed updates from the left sidebar.
  4. The browser is listed in the Microsoft Windows group. You have two options to find it here. Either click on the first entry and type Inter in rapid succession, or sort the whole listing by date.
  5. Once you locate Internet Explorer 11, select it, and click on the “Uninstall” button.  This will take a few minutes, and then prompt to restart.  Once your system restarts, you should be ready to go with Internet Explorer 10.


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