How to downgrade from Internet Explorer 11 to Internet Explorer 10?


As a developer, I found the new Internet Explorer version to be a complete nightmare. I turned the windows feature off, but I wasn't able to install Internet Explorer 10. It says that it's already installed which it is not. Is there a file or a registry entry I should delete as well?

9/20/2014 6:11:57 PM

Accepted Answer

  1. Go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and features

    Step 1 - Programs and features

  2. Go to Windows Features and disable Internet Explorer 11

    Step 2 - Windows Features

    Step 3 - Uncheck Internet Explorer 11

  3. Then click on Display installed updates

    Step 4 - Display installed updates

  4. Search for Internet explorer

  5. Right-click on Internet Explorer 11 -> Uninstall

    Step 5 - Uninstall Internet Explorer 11

  6. Do the same with Internet Explorer 10

  7. Restart your computer
  8. Install Internet Explorer 10 here (old broken link)

I think it will be okay.

11/23/2016 9:37:26 AM

Go to installed updates and just uninstall Internet Explorer 11 Windows update. It works for me.


  1. Save and close all Internet Explorer windows and then, run Windows Task Manager to end the running processes in background.
  2. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs and choose the View installed updates instead.
  4. Locate the following Windows Internet Explorer 11 or you can type "Internet Explorer" for a quick search.
  5. Choose the Yes option from the following "Uninstall an update".
  6. Please wait while Windows Internet Explorer 10 is being restored and reconfigured automatically.
  7. Follow the Microsoft Windows wizard to restart your system.

Note: You can do it for as many earlier versions you want, i.e. IE9, IE8 and so on.