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IE11 silent uninstall

12/02/2013 31703 views

Can someone help me to uninstall IE11 silently please?

Tried with the command linewusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2841134 /quiet  doesnt show consistent behavior everytime. 

And another command line, 

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

This command pop-up's error messages thrice, saying access denied; even though i have admin permissions on that machine.

Kindly someone help me.

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  • This worked for me :



    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"

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You can try this command line :

cmd /c FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M *11.*.mum /C "cmd /c echo @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /quiet /norestart"
or this one
I have already use the first for IE10 in a custom action to remove Internet Explorer 10. I have just change the "10" by "11", try it quickly this morning on my laptop. It seems to be good, let me know .  The last should work for IE10 but i never test it for IE11.
I hope this help you to.
Answered 12/03/2013 by: egiberne
Second Degree Brown Belt

  • Does this remove 32 and 64 bit versions of IE11? Will I need to push a taskill script first to make sure IE isn't running or will it close automatically?

    **Edit - I've ran both scripts on 2 different machines (they seem to do *something* but not sure what..) and after a reboot, both still are showing IE 11 (x64 and x32)

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I know of a script that can uninstall silently if the machine is updated via WSUS. I'm assuming this isn't the case but if it is please let me know and I can share more info with you.

Answered 12/02/2013 by: jsunderman
Second Degree Blue Belt


Hello jsunderman,

Thanks for your reply. My machine doesnt not updated via WSUS. Still you can share the information which would help me in troubleshooting.


Answered 12/03/2013 by: sushma235995
Purple Belt


Hello egiberne,

Thanks for your reply. 

Tried with the first command, it didnt execute. Gives invalid arguments error.

Answered 12/03/2013 by: sushma235995
Purple Belt

  • This error means, space missing between letter ... i type the command again

Hello egiberne,

Even the second command failed with error:0x800f080c, Feature name Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 is unknown.

Command -dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

Answered 12/03/2013 by: sushma235995
Purple Belt

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