How to open Internet Explorer instead of Edge

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hi.

each time i click on Internet Explorer, Windows 10 forced to open Edge instead which is rather annoying. Under normal circumstances, browsing using Edge is fine with me. But on my trading platform, specific function doesn't work under Edge. Contacted broker house, was told to use IE instead.

anyone can shade some light on this?

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Hi Sung,
I am Sumit, an Independent Advisor here to assist you.

Internet Explorer is set to retire this year. We strongly recommend using a modern browser like Microsoft Edge. For that we recommend contacting the developer as well.

In the meantime, you can stop the redirection using these steps.
https://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2020/11/fix-th...

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The issue here is when i try to open Internet Explorer, it opens Edge instead. The page that i want to visit works well with IE.

My question is, is there a way to still open up Internet Explorer?

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I understand, did my steps in the article not worked?
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You steps required first i must be able to open internet explorer before i could change the setting of internet explorer.

The problem i am facing is, i can't open internet explorer, let along change its settings.

Each time i double click internet explorer, Edge gets opened! I haven't even key in the web URL.

You see my problem now.

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Thanks, that helps. That's very odd. Edge should open in case the Home page doesn't work, but IE should not close on its own.

Have you tried disabling/enabling it from Windows features and check?\
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Rather than trying to turn back the tide, you might consider opening the site in Edge's IE mode. Click (Settings and more) > Settings > Default browser and turn on Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode. As the option's info text says,

  


If this option is on, you can open sites that require Internet Explorer in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer mode. To reload the page in Internet Explorer mode, select Settings and more > More tools > Reload in Internet Explorer mode. If this option is off, it won’t appear under More tools.

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"We strongly recommend using a modern browser like Microsoft Edge."

Guess what, the person you're replying to hates microsoft edge, and so do I. 

We won't listen.

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... the person you're replying to hates microsoft edge, ...

I'm afraid that's not true. The original question includes these words: "Under normal circumstances, browsing using Edge is fine with me."  This was a specific question asking how to use Internet Explorer for a specific purpose. If you have a different problem, please use the Ask a question option available on each page of this site to ask for help with it.

Meanwhile, please read this article:  Why can't I uninstall Microsoft Edge? 

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I am facing the same problem. Opening MHTML files with pen writing is only possible under Internet Explorer mode. But when I try to open Internet Explorer, it opens Edge instead. I was trying to follow an old guide as posted here:

can I convert onenote notebooks to html - Microsoft Community

This workflow, saving MHTM files as HTML, does absolutely not work under Microsoft Edge. Opening the MHTM files under Edge breaks the entire layout. And under IE mode there is no option to save the page as regular HTML instead.

Edge cannot replace IE 100%. Please help me!

OK (IE mode):

WRONG (Edge):

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I'm in a similar position. I use equipment that completely relies on MSIE OCX (internet explorer plugins of some ancient type) in order to access the hardware. I can no longer access my own hardware due to Microsoft's fascist insistence on not opening MSIE. I'm completely stuck, and every bit of MS and forum and website help I can find is outdated and doesn't indicate the current state of the Windows 10 OS, in other words, you absolutely cannot run MSIE under any circumstances anymore.

Update: the "Reload Page in Internet Explorer Mode" under ...Menu > More tools is suddenly working with my OCX and hardware.

Yay!

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