How to find internet explorer on hp | step-by-step guide

If you are using a Hewlett Packard (HP) computer and are having trouble finding Internet Explorer, you are not alone. In certain versions of Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11 has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update. However, if you need to use Internet Explorer for specific websites, you can still access it through Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge. In this article, we will guide you on how to find Internet Explorer on your HP computer and how to use it.

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Where is the Location of Internet Explorer?

By default, Internet Explorer should be located in the Windows Accessories folder on your HP computer. To find it, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Start button on the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. In the search bar, type Windows Accessories and press Enter.
  3. In the Windows Accessories folder, you should see the Internet Explorer icon.
  4. Click on the Internet Explorer icon to open the browser.

If you cannot find the Internet Explorer icon in the Windows Accessories folder, it is possible that it has been removed or hidden. In such cases, you can try the following methods to add the Internet Explorer icon to your desktop.

How to Add the Internet Explorer Icon to Your Desktop

Method 1: Create a Shortcut to Internet Explorer on Your Desktop

  1. Right-click on an empty area of your desktop.
  2. Select New and then Shortcut.
  3. In the Create Shortcut window, type iexplore.exe and click Next.
  4. Enter a name for the shortcut, such as Internet Explorer, and click Finish.
  5. A shortcut to Internet Explorer will now appear on your desktop. Double-click on it to open the browser.

Method 2: Add the Special Internet Explorer Icon to Your Desktop

  1. Click on the Start button on the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. In the search bar, type Notepad and press Enter.
  3. In the Notepad window, copy and paste the following text:

Windows Registry Editor Version 00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel] {871c5380-42a0-1069-a2ea-08002b30309d} =dword:00000000[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu] {871c5380-42a0-1069-a2ea-08002b30309d} =dword:00000000

  1. Click on the File menu and select Save As.
  2. In the File name box, type Ie.reg and save the file to your desktop.
  3. Double-click on the Ie.reg file on your desktop.
  4. If prompted for confirmation, click Yes and then OK.
  5. The special Internet Explorer icon will now appear on your desktop. Double-click on it to open the browser.

These methods should help you add the Internet Explorer icon to your desktop on your HP computer. If you encounter any issues or the icon still does not appear, you may need to restart your computer or contact support for further assistance.

How to Open Internet Explorer Instead of Edge

If you prefer to use Internet Explorer instead of Microsoft Edge as your default browser, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge on your HP computer.
  2. Click on the Settings and more icon (three horizontal dots) in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on Default browser in the left sidebar.
  5. Under Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode (IE mode), choose the setting that suits your needs. Select Allow to enable IE mode or Don't allow to disable it.
  6. After changing the setting, click on Restart to restart your browser for the change to take effect.

Once you have enabled IE mode, you can click on the Settings and more icon again and select Reload in Internet Explorer mode to open specific pages in Internet Explorer mode. To exit Internet Explorer mode, click on Exit Internet Explorer mode.

How to Find Out What Internet Explorer Version You Have

If you are unsure about the version of Internet Explorer installed on your HP computer, you can easily find out by following these steps:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Internet Explorer and select Internet Explorer in the list of results.
  2. In the upper corner of the Internet Explorer window, click on the Tools button (shaped like a gear).
  3. Select About Internet Explorer from the drop-down menu.
  4. A window will appear displaying the version of Internet Explorer you have installed.

It is important to note that support for Internet Explorer has ended, and it has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows We recommend using Microsoft Edge for a faster, more secure, and more modern web browsing experience. However, if you still need to use Internet Explorer for specific websites, you can do so through Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still use Internet Explorer on my HP computer?

Yes, you can still use Internet Explorer on your HP computer through Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge. However, it is recommended to use Microsoft Edge for a better browsing experience.

Why is the Internet Explorer icon not appearing on my desktop?

If the Internet Explorer icon is not appearing on your desktop, it may have been removed or hidden. You can follow the methods mentioned in this article to add the Internet Explorer icon to your desktop.

How do I set Internet Explorer as my default browser on my HP computer?

To set Internet Explorer as your default browser on your HP computer, you can go to the browser settings in Microsoft Edge and choose the appropriate setting under allow sites to be reloaded in internet explorer mode (ie mode).

Is it safe to use Internet Explorer?

While Internet Explorer may still be functional, it is no longer supported by Microsoft and may not receive security updates. It is recommended to use a more modern and secure browser like Microsoft Edge.

Can I uninstall Internet Explorer from my HP computer?

On certain versions of Windows 10, Internet Explorer 11 has been permanently disabled and cannot be uninstalled. However, you can still access Internet Explorer through Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge.

In conclusion, if you are using an HP computer and need to find Internet Explorer, you can locate it in the Windows Accessories folder or add a shortcut to your desktop. Additionally, you can use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge to access specific websites. Remember to keep your browser up to date and consider using Microsoft Edge for a better browsing experience.

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