How to Enable Windows Internet Explorer


The Microsoft Windows 7 operating system features components, such as Internet Explorer, that can be enabled or disabled depending upon how Windows will be used. If the Windows computer will be used for Web browsing, and will have programs installed that require Internet Explorer, you should enable the Internet Explorer Web browser using the "Programs and Features" utility included with Windows.

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  • Windows 7 computer
  • Click the "Start" button on the Windows 7 desktop, and click "Control Panel" and then click the "View by" drop-down box, and click the "Large icons" option.

  • Click "Programs and Features," and then click "Turn Windows features on or off."

  • Click the check box next to the "Internet Explorer 8" or "Internet Explorer 9" item. Click the "OK" button to save the setting.

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