Internet Explorer 11 Missing in Windows 10 1903 RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I install it via DISM from the net WITHOUT doing a fresh reinstall of windows or distupgrade? Its not listed under Add remove programs/ optional features. It is listed under settings, add optional apps.

    Error: 87
    The Online option has been duplicated on the command-line.
    Remove the duplicate option and try the command again.
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.18362.1
    Error: 0x800f080c
    Feature name Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64 is unknown.
    A Windows feature name was not recognized.
    Use the /Get-Features option to find the name of the feature in the image and try the command again.
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.logImage Version: 10.0.18363.418

    This did not work:

    If iexplorer.exe just disappears

    1. Registry change: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
      1. Set UseWUServer value set to 0, which means The computer gets its updates from Microsoft Update.
      2. Reboot
    2. Go to settings (not control panel)
      1. Apps
      2. Manage Optional Features
      3. Add Feature
      4. Select Internet Explorer
      5. Verify Internet Explorer is listed under the installed features
    3. Open Command prompt as admin (don’t bother going to control panel and add windows features, it won’t work)
      1. dism /online /enable-feature:"Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64"
      2. And of course,,  another reboot
    4. Set registry setting from Step 1 back to 1
      1. Reboot not required now, but will need to apply setting.

    • Edited by tutudids Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:59 AM
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:47 AM


  • it was not listed under features, a clean install is the only thing that worked for me
    • Marked as answer by tutudids Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:16 AM
    Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:16 AM

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