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How to Find Internet Explorer in Windows 10

By Andy Rathbone

After 20 years of service, Internet Explorer finally hit its retirement plan with Windows 10. Microsoft started anew with Microsoft Edge, its speedy new browser. But if you prefer Internet Explorer, the old-timer is still around.

Built in 1995, Internet Explorer carried plenty of baggage. For example, it needed specialized coding to display websites created with older technology. All that old code slowed down Internet Explorer’s performance when viewing modern websites. That old code also made Internet Explorer more vulnerable to viruses and other exploits.

If Internet Explorer isn’t listed on the Start menu, you need to visit the Control Panel’s Programs and Features section and install it through the Turn Windows Features On and Off area. To run Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Start button, choose Control Panel from the pop-up menu, and click the Control Panel’s Programs icon.

  2. From the Programs and Features category, choose Turn Windows Features On or Off.

  3. Put a checkmark in the box next to Internet Explorer 11, and click the OK button.

Restart your PC, when asked, by clicking the Restart Now button. When your computer restarts, Internet Explorer appears in the Windows Accessories area of the Start menu. Internet Explorer may not be as sleek and sexy as Microsoft Edge, but some people may find it as comfortable as an old stuffed chair.

Microsoft still plans to release security patches for Internet Explorer through Windows Update, but don’t expect to see any new features added to the creaky old browser.