We have recently had a number of issues with web-based applications no longer working correctly due to Internet Explorer 10 or 11 being updated via Windows Update.
To correct this, we have had to manually uninstall these Internet Explorer updates from users machines:
- KB2718695 – Internet Explorer 10
- KB2841134 – Internet Explorer 11
This puts the machines back onto Internet Explorer 9 and everything seems to go back to working perfectly again.
So, this gave us an idea to create a small utility where at the click of a button, you can remove IE10 or IE11.
You can download this utility by clicking the button below:
To use the utility, run the executable file that you have downloaded on the machine you want to remove IE10 or IE11 from and this will start the utility that will look like the below image. Then click the Remove IE10 or Remove IE11 button dependent on which version you want to remove (for the purposes of this guide, we will remove IE10):
This will start the uninstall process and you will be asked to confirm if you want to remove Windows Internet Explorer 10:
Click yes and the process will continue:
Once complete, you should reboot your machine, you may notice that your computer will configure Windows Updates as part of the reboot process:
When your machine has rebooted, you will find that you now have Internet Explorer 9 back on your machine:
When you click the Remove IE10 button, you may receive this error message:
This will happen if you do not have IE10 installed on your machine. Please also remember that Windows 8 and 8.1 have IE11 installed as default, not IE10 and you CANNOT remove IE11 from a Windows 8 machine.