How To Enable Internet Explorer In Windows 10?

Enable Internet Explorer in Windows 10
Enable Internet Explorer in Windows 10

Microsoft recently discontinued Internet Explorer. That’s why it was also not included in Windows 11. But if you are using Windows 10 or install it on a new device, you will still get it on your device.

It comes with Windows 10 or previous versions by default. Though there were multiple ways to disable internet explorer 10. If you somehow disabled internet explorer in Windows 10, you will learn how to enable Internet Explorer in Windows 10.

There are various methods of enabling internet explorer in Windows 10. In this article, we will discuss three most used methods. Let’s get started.

Enable Internet explorer in Windows 10 from Settings

Windows 10 has a well-organized Settings app from where you can perform most of the system related tasks. 

  • Click on the Windows icon.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Click on Apps.
  • Click on Optional features.
  • Click on Add an optional feature.
  • Select Internet Explorer.
  • Click on Install.
  • Restart your computer.

Enable Internet Explorer in Windows 10 using the Control Panel

Enable Internet Explorer in Windows 10
  • Click on the Windows icon.
  • Search for the Control Panel. Open it.
  • Click on Programs.
  • Click on Turn Windows features on or off.
  • Select Internet Explorer 11.
  • Click Ok.

Enable Internet explorer in Windows 10 using CMD

  • Press Windows + S at the same time.
  • Search for CMD.
  • Click on Run as administrator.
  • Click on Yes.
  • Enter this command dism /online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Browser.InternetExplorer~~~~  and press Enter.
  • Type Y and press Enter to restart your computer. 

Should you enable internet explorer in Windows 10?

2022 is almost gone and Microsoft already discontinued Internet Explorer. Even before it was discontinued, Internet Explorer wasn’t even the default browser of Windows 10.

Edge is the default browser of Windows 10 and you even changed that after installing Chrome or Firefox. 

Internet Explorer is old and doesn’t have many features like other popular browsers. It’s wise to not enable it at this moment. Because even Edge my Microsoft is a superior browser compared to Internet Explorer. 

Bottom Line

Actually there’s no way to uninstall Internet Explorer forever. You can disable it using Settings or CMD. 

And if something can be disabled, it can be enabled again. But most people forget how to enable it after disabling it. 

Because the command or the settings are not easily accessible for all. Doesn’t matter which method you follow, make sure to restart your computer after enabling it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I disable Internet Explorer after enabling it?

It’s possible to disable it again after enabling it. You can read more about disabling internet explorer in Windows 10 here.

I enabled Internet Explorer, but can’t find it. Why?

Whenever you make changes to the System, it’s highly recommended to restart your PC or you won’t see the changes. 

Which version of Internet Explorer is used in Windows 10?

Windows 10 uses Internet Explorer 11 or IE11 which was the last version of the browser before it was discontinued. 

Is Microsoft Edge the latest version of Internet Explorer?

Nope. Edge is a completely different browser based on the open-source Chromium browser which is also the backbone of Chrome and Brave browser. 

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