If you can't find Internet Explorer on the Start screen or on the taskbar in the desktop, check to make sure it wasn't accidentally unpinned.

To repin Internet Explorer to Start

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

  2. Enter Internet Explorer in the search box.

  3. In the search results, press and hold Internet Explorer, and then tap Pin to Start.

    (If you're using a mouse, right-click Internet Explorer, and then click Pin to Start.)

To repin Internet Explorer to the taskbar

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

  2. Enter Internet Explorer in the search box.

  3. In the search results, swipe down on the Internet Explorer icon, and then tap Pin to taskbar.

    (If you're using a mouse, right-click Internet Explorer, and then click Pin to taskbar.)

Sometimes installing another browser turns off Internet Explorer, so you won't be able to find it using the Search charm. If this happens, try the following steps to turn it back on. Doing this will also repin Internet Explorer to the Start screen.

To turn on Internet Explorer

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

  2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and in the search results, tap or click Control Panel.

  3. Tap or click Programs, and under View by:, select Category.

  4. Under Programs and Features, tap or click Turn Windows features on or off.

  5. In the dialog box, select the Internet Explorer 11 check box, and then tap or click OK.

  6. When prompted to restart your PC, tap or click Restart now.

  7. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)

  8. Enter Internet Explorer in the search box.

  9. In the search results, press and hold Internet Explorer, and then tap Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar.

    (If you're using a mouse, right-click Internet Explorer, and then click Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar.)





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