Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser was long the default browser for Windows operating system, but it was replaced by something in Windows 10 called Microsoft Edge. Edge is a good, fast browser, but some people might miss the comfort of Internet Explorer that has been with them for years.
Fortunately Internet Explorer is still in Windows 10, though it’s not as obvious as Edge. Our guide below will show you where to find Internet Explorer, as well as how you can place it in a location that is more accessible.
How to Use Internet Explorer Instead of Edge in Windows 10
The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Windows 10. While Edge has become the default browser in this version of Windows, Internet Explorer is still there, even though it’s not as obvious. Our tutorial below will show you a couple of ways to locate it.
Step 1: Type “internet explorer” into the search field at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 2: Choose the Internet Explorer option at the top of the list of search results.
You can also find Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button at the bottom-left corner of the screen, then scrolling down to the Windows Accessories option, which you can click to find Internet Explorer. If you right-click the application there you will be able to pin it to the Start menu or put it in the taskbar.
While Edge seems different from Internet Explorer, it’s still a good browser. This article will show you how to install an extension in Edge, for example, if you decide that you would like to use it with some of the extensions that you have become comfortable using.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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