Internet Explorer Silent Uninstall (MASTER LIST)


Are you trying to figure out how to silently uninstall different versions of Internet Explorer? This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform the silent uninstall of multiple Internet Explorer versions from the command line.

  1. Determine What Versions of Internet Explorer are Installed
  2. Locate the Silent Uninstall String from the List Below
  3. Execute Command Line Switch from Elevated Command Prompt

**Note – A restart is required to complete the Internet Explorer uninstall process


Internet Explorer 8 Silent Uninstall

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Check out the Internet Explorer 8 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows InternetExplorer-8*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

Internet Explorer 9 Silent Uninstall

Check out the Internet Explorer 9 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

Internet Explorer 10 Silent Uninstall

Check out the Internet Explorer 10 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

Internet Explorer 11 Silent Uninstall

Check out the Internet Explorer 11 Silent Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

Disable Internet Explorer 11 (x86) with PowerShell

  1. Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName Internet-Explorer-Optional-x86 –Online -NoRestart

Disable Internet Explorer 11 (x64) with PowerShell

  1. Open Windows PowerShell by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell and selecting Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 –Online -NoRestart

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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