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IE10 Disappears after Windows update to IE11 Turned OFF

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 (unfortunately)

    IE10 Disappears after Windows update to IE11 Turned OFF


    Windows Updates (you know, the one recommended to run Automatically) installed IE11 which brakes many websites, which created quite frustrating situation and highlights why Windows 8 is a complete failure, as is 8.1.
    The only way that IE11 can be uninstalled is via the Turn Windows Feature On or Off, as it does not appear in the Uninstall Programs list. When I did that iexplore.exe got deleted, cannot find in any method suggested in the many online post about people having same issue trying to downgrade from IE10 to 9, so essentially I have no IE now. Thank God for Google Chrome! Trying to install IE10 manually gives a "IE10 is already installed message", but of course it canít be launched without iexplore.exe, and the only option Iím left with is to turn IE11 back On. Nice huh? I have read that IE is now part of the Windows 8 OS so I'm SOL.
    Thanks to Microsoft I now have a $700 paper weight as some sites I absolutely need (Bank, School, job WebMail which is Outlook and that doesn't even work anymore) that require IE do not work on IE11.
    Of course according to Dell downgrading out of this IE8 frustration is out of the question, so I'm thinking of wiping it clean and installing a server OS and be done with it.
    So oh great Microsoft Developers, can you help me find a way to make YOUR LAPTOP (obviously not mine) work for me. Please note that all the methods of searching for Explorer, Internet Eplorer, iexplore.exe, and so forth in order to PIN IT to my desktop have already been exhausted.

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Since it's an update try to remove it:
    Remove an update

    Weird, IE11 should make place for IE10 with the above procedure.

    There is no way to use IE9 on Win8.

    If nothing works and IE11 remains, try changing the developer tools (F12) browser mode (Alt-B) to 'emulate' an older browser if possible.
    IE11 Compatibility Mode - Microsoft Community
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    I hope you can downgrade it after all, otherwise try the next things too. I'm not sure if it will work since it's just a test.

    If you cannot find any any browser mode, because they might have remove that, see the emulation tab:
    Where has "Browser Mode" gone from Internet Explorer 11 developer tools? - Super User

    Try changing the profile or the agent string.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Try adding the problematic websites as trusted sites (if you trust them) and see if that fixes your IE11 issue.
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