How to turn off Internet Explorer in Windows 7

How to turn off Internet Explorer in Windows 7
How to turn off Internet Explorer in Windows 7
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Let's face it, Internet Explorer isn't the best browser out there, but we can't seem to get rid of it even though we have other browsers installed on our devices. Fortunately, it is now possible to deactivate it.

Steps

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 1

Step 1. Download a replacement browser

Make sure you download the browser you want to use as a replacement for Internet Explorer (read the Warnings section).

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 2

Step 2. Open the Start menu

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 3

Step 3. Access the control panel

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 4

Step 4. Click Programs

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 5

Step 5. Click Turn off Windows features

This option can be found under Programs and Features.

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 6

Step 6. Select Yes

Click on Yes in the User Account Control window which may or may not appear depending on your settings.

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 7

Step 7. Wait a few moments

Wait a moment for Windows to compile the list.

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 8

Step 8. Uncheck Internet Explorer

When the list appears, uncheck the box next to the named folder Internet Explorer 9.

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 9

Step 9. Select Yes

Click on Yes then on OK in the window that appears.

Disable Internet Explorer in Windows 7 Step 10

Step 10. Wait

Wait a moment for the new settings to take effect.

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