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# 177364 31-Jul-2015 08:30
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Now that Edge is available with Windows 10 and I have alternative browsers if needed to, is it safe to turn Internet Explorer 11 off in the Control Panel | Programs | Windows Features list?





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  # 1355681 31-Jul-2015 08:38
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I'll keep IE around, doesn't hurt, for those rare apps that still need to use IE.

My IP cameras for instance need IE (actually they need IE 6 which is more of a PITA).  But there's other apps that require IE (sadly my work makes an app that still only supports IE....)

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  # 1355689 31-Jul-2015 08:49
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I wouldn't I have come across a few sites that have directed me to IE e.g Garmin. I will keep it around but not default, I have set Edge for that.




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  # 1355695 31-Jul-2015 08:56
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Have found that Edge isn't loading up locally reachable pages (hosted on local VM).

Still using IE 11 till its fixed for this explicit purpose.


Everything else Edge.   :)




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  # 1355739 31-Jul-2015 09:49
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freitasm: Now that Edge is available with Windows 10 and I have alternative browsers if needed to, is it safe to turn Internet Explorer 11 off in the Control Panel | Programs | Windows Features list?



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it is supported to hide IE11 by unchecking that feature box

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  # 1355741 31-Jul-2015 09:53
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Found out last night that Lightbox doesn't support Edge yet either, so I guess it depends on what sites you visit routinely and if they're compatible

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  # 1355746 31-Jul-2015 10:00
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Had to use IE11 last night when Battlefield 4/Origin server browser page will not open in Edge and Edge recommended to use IE11 instead which worked fine.




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  # 1355779 31-Jul-2015 10:25
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nathan:
freitasm: Now that Edge is available with Windows 10 and I have alternative browsers if needed to, is it safe to turn Internet Explorer 11 off in the Control Panel | Programs | Windows Features list?



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it is supported to hide IE11 by unchecking that feature box


I use Chrome for daily activities, mainly because of LastPass - would use Edge if LastPass was an option there.

Haven't used IE11 in ages. "Safe" in this context means "it won't break any Windows component that relies on IE" and also "one less thing to worry about Windows Updates".

So, your suggestion?





 
 
 
 


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  # 1355802 31-Jul-2015 10:46
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The short answer is use what works best for you, it's your computer, your work, your time.




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  # 1355819 31-Jul-2015 10:53
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Try it and see what the results are, turn it back on  if things go to custard, if you can try on a non mission critical machine even better.




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  # 1355837 31-Jul-2015 11:06
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freitasm: Well, turned off and rebooted. Machine started ok. So now to see how it goes.

Less is better.


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  # 1355840 31-Jul-2015 11:13
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freitasm: Well, turned off and rebooted. Machine started ok. So now to see how it goes.

Less is better.



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  # 1356901 2-Aug-2015 00:12
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Some websites are not tested for compatibility. Every now and then, I have to throw up IE, just for that, because its 'standard' (ie basic).




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  # 1356911 2-Aug-2015 00:41
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Some software uses IE within a shell. For example I believe adobes contribute software is wrapped around IE, at least it used to be. So I presume that may stop working if IE was disabled. I think some inbullt  software help systems also use IE.

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