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    After upgrading or installing Windows 10 the default web browser is the new Microsoft Edge browser.  But there may be websites that are not compatible with the new browser at which point you will need to use Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11).  IE 11 is still included in Windows 10 but can be difficult to locate and launch.

    Here are three ways to launch Internet Explorer.

    First method:

    1. Open Start menu, select All Apps.


    1. Navigate to Window Accessories.


    1. Expand Windows Accessories, select Internet Explorer.


    1. If you desire you could right click on Internet Explorer and with Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar if you use IE 11 frequently.


    Second method:

    1. In the search bar type “Internet Explorer”, most likely you will not have to type the entire thing as with earlier operation systems Internet Explorer will populate the list and is available. Click on Internet Explorer.


    1. By right clicking on Internet Explorer you can Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar.
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    Third method.

    1. If you have configured Cortana, click on the microphone in the start bar.
    2. Just say “Launch Internet Explorer”
    3. Cortana will launch Internet Explorer.

    Hope this helps you find and use Internet Explorer.

    Until next time, Ride SAFE!

    Rick Trader
    Windows Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
    Phoenix, AZ

    For more Windows 10 articles, see the following posts from Interface Technical Training:

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    1. rakesh kumar priyadarshi

      so for so good,thanks

    2. Firmin

      By your site I learned about Internet explorer 11 and windows 10 … tks !

      I will come more to this site 😉

    3. joyce grande

      thank you!!!!

    4. Bill B

      Thank you for this greatly helpful info. I use some web sites that are incompatible with Edge. I could not fine IE on my new computer. Thanks

    5. CirrusG

      :: Thanks ::

    6. Absconder

      Seems fine. Icon on taskbar and just did one site operation. So far so good, thanks much!

    7. Warthog

      Did all of the above. The only result is that a blank window opens. After a few seconds, the words “Internet Explorer” appear in the top bar. A few more seconds and the error “is not responding” appear. About 10-15 seconds later, the mostly blank window closes. Totally reproducible behavior.

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