How to remove Internet Explorer 11 and revert back to Internet Explorer 10 or 9

Last updated on March 7th, 2017

(Windows 7 OS) If your computer automatically updated to Internet Explorer 11 and you are facing problems like system crashing, slow internet or internet connection problems, you can try the following guide to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 and go back to Internet Explorer 9. 

How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 & Downgrade to an older version of IE.

Step 1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 from your Control panel:

1. Go to Start > Control Panel.

Start- control panel -

2. Double click to open “Programs and Features”.

control panel -

3. In the “Programs and Features” window, click on “View installed updates” on left pane.


4. At the “Search box” (on the top-right) type “Internet Explorer 11”.


5.  Now select the “Internet Explorer 11” and click “Uninstall”.


5. When uninstallation is completed restart your computer for changes to take effect and revert back to IE9.

Additional Info:

  • If  your computer doesn't revert to IE 10 automatically, then you can download and install Internet Explorer 10 manually.
    Download Internet Explorer 10 (32-bit) (Discontinued)
    Download Internet Explorer 10 (64-bit) (Discontinued)


NOTICE: The rest steps are optional.

Step 2. Remove Internet Explorer 11 Updates

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

  • Open an elevated command prompt window by going to:
    • Start > All Programs > Accessories
    • Right-click to “Command prompt” item and choose “Run as administrator”.

command prompt run as administrator

  • In the command window, type the following command and press Enter.

2. Inside command prompt window copy and paste the following command:

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

3. Hit OK to each error appear.

4. Restart your computer.


Step 3. Remove Internet Explorer 10 Updates

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

3. Hit OK to each error appear.

4. Restart your computer.

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