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Help finding IE in Windows 10 please.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lara mfl 05, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Please could anyone direct me where to find IE as I've upgraded to Windows 10 and it now doesn't show up under Apps.

    My default browser is Firefox, but as I've been having logging out/ posting problems the TES have asked me to log on using another browser.
    Still finding my way around Windows 10 and not that IT savvy I tried doing a quick search, where it was recommended using the I'm Cortana option.
    However when I try it says it's not functioning on my machine.o_O Sigh!

    Anybody got any suggestions or how to access any other browser?
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Isn't it called something like Windows Edge now or something...
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Download Opera. Way the best web browser imo.
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Problem is I can't seem to find any browser.o_O:( Apart from my default Firefox.
    @lanokia Tried that. Told me to use I'm Cortana.Which sends a message saying it's non-functional on my machine?o_O:(
    (Really showing my IT ignorance here aren't I? o_O)
  6. CedricDaniels

    CedricDaniels Established commenter

    Click on the windows button. With the menu on screen start to type, edge, You should then see it on screen.
    (This message may be delayed)
    It will be. I can't even be helpful.
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Cortana is just an app that is voice responsive.

    You say, "Call the doctor."

    Cortana says, "Do you want me call Doctor GP?"

    You say, "Yes." It calls the number.

    Or, "What is the weather in Birmingham?"

    "Do you mean Birmingham, Alabama or Birmingham, Montana?"
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  8. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    In the search box that says 'I'm Cortana. Ask me anything' search for internet explorer abd you'll find it.

    What I'd really recommend you doing through is down loading Firefox or Chrome.
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I hate Cortana,... she won't talk to me... snob.
  12. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

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  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    If I get her to text for me I get cross. She doesn't know how to punctuate.
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  14. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Apologies to OP..

    I loathe windows 10 and the fact you have to set a subscription really annoys me.
    What is wrong with paying once, for 5yrs or 10yrs, not year on year forevermore..

    I realise now that I loved my Mac plus, it was a joy by comaprison and wish I had never given it away to my sibling. She still has it, it still works and her kids played on it... I have let her know I still consider it mine...

    macintosh plus (1986)


    Apple went a bit weird after that.

    (Apologies OP,
  15. CedricDaniels

    CedricDaniels Established commenter

    I just bought my copy. There is more that one type of licence.
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Ha ha.

    I had a top spec new Dell last August. Piece of proverbial.

    Gave it to daughter 1.

    Reverted to my MacBook Pro of 2009. Windows? Rubbish.
  17. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    o_O Well apparently I had no option.
    It did it automatically on a Sat eve.
    It did warn me of the timing but . . . . . .(add own choice of word.;))
    Son seems to think it's something to with consistently crossing off the 'Do you want Windows 10 free upgrade option, rather than a response to it.

    Back to current problem OK so now found Microsoft Edge. If I use it to log on now will I be able to set Firefox back as my default? (I know typical 'blonde' question? :(;) )
  18. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Thing is @Moony when it automatically downloaded Microsoft Edge I cancelled that and reverted to Firefox as my default browser. Si I already have Firefox. With my problems on this site I've been asked to log in using an alternative browser.

    If I try using I'm Cortana I get a 'Cortana isn't available' on your machine link ?o_O
  19. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    OK people.
    Have moved on to an older machine still running Windows 7, which will let me access other browsers.
    So have suggested I will alternate between the two machines for 24 hours and try to ascertain exactly when it happens and see if it's Browser or other-related.

    Thank you everyone for your help and suggestions.
  20. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    i.e. should still be there. I had to use it for exam marking - getting to it wasn't difficult - just a simple search.

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