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Rick’s Daily Tech Tips Update for Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Topics covered in this issue…
• How to easily uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10
• Q&A: Which version of Linux should I replace Windows with?
• Review: Anker 65W 4 Port USB-C Wall Charger
• Are your car’s tires aren’t inflated to the correct air pressure?
• Info about my photo / file recovery service
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Today’s Quick Tip….
How to easily uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows 10
In all the years since the day it was first released, few Windows apps have been as thoroughly disliked by the masses as Microsoft’s proprietary Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.
If I had to venture a guess I’d say I’ve received at least two hundred requests for instructions for removing it from a PC over the years.
While there has always been a way to remove IE from a PC, it was never an easy task to accomplish due to Microsoft’s insistence that we keep it, whether we used it or not.
But luckily, that all changed when Microsoft decided to replace Internet Explorer with their new Edge browser.
If your PC is running Windows 11 you can rest easy because it was released without Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can still use the Windows Search tool to search for it, but that search will return Edge, not IE.
That isn’t the case with Windows 10, however…
If you so desire you can still open IE on your Windows 10 PC and use it to surf the web (although I strongly recommend that you don’t).
As explained in this post on Microsoft’s Windows blog, they’re planning to completely ditch IE on most Windows platforms this coming June 15. But what if you don’t want to wait another five months?
Well, I have good news for you…
You can uninstall Internet Explorer from your Windows 10 machine right this very minute, and unlike in times past it’ll be very easy to do. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Click the Start button and then immediately start typing the words internet explorer.
2 – After it pops up in the search results, right-click on Internet Explorer and then click Uninstall. You should now see the “Optional Features” Settings page displayed on your screen.
3 – Click on Internet Explorer 11 and then click Uninstall.
4 – Close the “Optional Features” Settings page and then restart your machine.
That’s all there is to it. After your PC has finished booting back up into Windows you’ll no longer be able to find Internet Explorer anywhere on the machine.
Of course you’ll still be able to search for it, but just like with Windows 11, that search will direct you to the Edge browser, not IE.
The latest from Rick’s Daily Tips…
A reader asks for help with choosing the best Linux distro to install in place of Windows 7.
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Rick’s Daily Pick…
Do you have a bare hard drive that you’d like to connect to your computer via a USB port?
How about a drive that was removed from an older PC that you’d like to retrieve the photos and files from?
If the answer to one or both of these question is yes, then you need this handy adapter cable.
Today’s post from ‘My Daily Smile’…
Most people believe they should inflate their tires to the maximum air pressure that’s printed on the sidewalls. This post explains how to find the correct air pressure to use.
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