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  • You should be able to uninstall it by going to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. Select Internet Explorer and follow the directions to remove it. However, you don't need to uninstall IE to have another browser, and you can select which is to be your default browser. Additionally, some sites may be difficult to view without IE. So unless you have some very compelling reason to remove it, you might want to leave it installed. NOTE: Depending on what version of Windows you're using, getting to the Control Panel may be slightly different than the instructions above.
  • Actually, Internet Explorer is not uninstalled as any other program. It must be unistalling as a Windows Component, at least in WinXP (so in Control Pannel you have to select Remove Windows Components). I'm almost sure that in older Windows Versions can be found on the regular uninstall list. But if it's not there try Windows Components or even Office Installation. However, there is no need to uninstall it to use other browsers.
  • When you go to Add/Remove Programs > Windows Components and "uninstall" IE from there, all you're doing is removing IE's shortcut from your desktop and Start Menu. You will NOT be uninstalling IE, as it's a core element of the Windows OS itself. Even if you somehow could remove IE, you still need it for Windows Update, and yes, some sites won't display properly in other browsers. Removing those shortcuts and putting a shortcut to your new favorite browser on your desktop is all you have to do to make the switch.

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