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Windows update deletes internet explorer

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1

    Windows update deletes internet explorer


    Hi

    very new here and only been using windows for 4 days which is windows 8.1 and sorry if this question has already been asked!

    my laptop randomly shuts down yesterday 3rd december and does some random update, once completed I.E11 has been deleted off desktop and I'm only left with windows internet explorer tile which i hate using, the desktop version was similar to what i was using before. Is there any way of getting this back??

    I have tried right clicking on the windows tile and pinning to desktop but on clicking on IE on the desktop it just flashes on and off instantly, I'm not sure thats even the same IE I was using before the updated deletion.

    any ideas how to get it back??

    i forgot to mention after the update it asked me what version do i want to use, firefox, internet explorer etc etc i refused all of them because i was happy with internet explorer, it failed to mention it had deleted it.

    thanks in advance

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  2. #2


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Welcome to eight forums Arronb!
    Ok 2 things. 1: Use Chrome or Firefox (they are much faster and have better functionality). And 2: You still have it. The shortcut was deleted. To get it back: First press start and R together. There should be a popup that says "Run". Next type "c:\program files\internet explorer" with the quotes. Then find iexplore.exe. Right click it and click "create shortcut". Next you should see a popup that says "Windows can't create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead" Click Yes. Now you have internet explorer on your desktop again.
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  3. #3


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Arronb.

    Go to Apps screen (Start Screen > Ctrl/Tab) and look under I for Iexplore (not Internet Explorer). Right click and choose "Pin to Taskbar".

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  4. #4


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    HippsieGypsie why u steal my fix?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by karstenes View Post
    Welcome to eight forums Arronb!
    Ok 2 things. 1: Use Chrome or Firefox (they are much faster and have better functionality). And 2: You still have it. The shortcut was deleted. To get it back: First press start and R together. There should be a popup that says "Run". Next type "c:\program files\internet explorer" with the quotes. Then find iexplore.exe. Right click it and click "create shortcut". Next you should see a popup that says "Windows can't create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead" Click Yes. Now you have internet explorer on your desktop again.

    Thanks very much i will try that fix and post how i get on, thanks again for your time.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Arronb.

    Go to Apps screen (Start Screen > Ctrl/Tab) and look under I for Iexplore (not Internet Explorer). Right click and choose "Pin to Taskbar".

    Click image for larger version

    Thanks i did try that but on clicking on the icon i.e just flashes on and off instantly.
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  7. #7


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Arronb, did my fix work?
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by karstenes View Post
    HippsieGypsie why u steal my fix?
    Steal your fix?...
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  9. #9


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by karstenes View Post
    Arronb, did my fix work?
    Unfortunately i dont get the option create shortcut
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  10. #10


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Really? Hmm let me see
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