How to launch Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

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How to launch Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

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Added by August 26, 2015

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. Rakhmat D

    Thank you Very Much For Admin.

  2. Judith Busch

    I’ve become brave and decided to step outside my comfort-zone by adding another browser. Been with Edge for 2 yrs. I made a New Folder on Edge desktop to house all my games, put the games in and it won’t open. I managed to find Scrabble in
    File Explorer, but the other games are gone, nowhere to be found. So, I decided to
    get a second browser (IE 11)., Launch it, and go back to each game site, create a
    desktop short-cut and hopefully, they will magically appear on Internet Explorer 11
    and I shall be so happy. Do you think this will work? Now I’m scared a new folder
    will eat my games and then I won’t (again) know what I’m doing wrong. In Edge,
    I just wanted my desktop to not look so cluttered. Oh well, any ideas?
    Your articles above are great…simple, easy direction. Judi b

  3. kmo911

    ie11 cant start in 17744.1003 x64 windows 10 pro

  4. arjunaryal

    please tell us abuut how to instail enternet explore verson 11

  5. Sjouk

    easy to use for site only use explorer 11 like metronic minimed insulinepomp users

  6. tpm

    Good. Thank you !

  7. Sreevara

    Thanks for the help!

    Did not know MS already knew Edge is edgy… and provided IE11 also in Windows 10. Thanks for this website for making me to uncover it.

    I was unable to install ALM on Edge as ALM is not compatible on it. So I was thinking of unistalling Windows 10 and going back to boring Windows 7. Somehow GOD(Google On Demand) understood my pains and redirected me to this website. Installed ALM on IE11 and cool every thing is good so far.

    Thanks Again!

  8. rakesh kumar priyadarshi

    so for so good,thanks

  9. Firmin

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

    I will come more to this site 😉

  10. joyce grande

    thank you!!!!

  11. 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

  12. CirrusG

    :: Thanks ::

  13. Absconder

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

  14. 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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