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What is the Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit?

The Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit lets you turn off the automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 11 through the Automatic Updates feature of Windows Update.

The Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit doesn't stop users from manually installing Internet Explorer 11 from the Microsoft Download Center. Also, even if you've installed previous versions of the toolkit before, like for Internet Explorer 10, you still need to install this version to prevent the installation of Internet Explorer 11.

To install the toolkit

  1. Download the Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit from Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 11.

  2. Accept the license agreement and store the included 4 files on your local computer.

  3. Start an elevated Command Prompt by going to Start>All Programs>Accessories> right-clicking on Command Prompt, and then choosing Run as Administrator.

  4. In the Command Prompt, change to the location where you put the 4 files.

  5. In the Command Prompt, type ie11_blocker.cmd /B and press Enter.

    Wait for the message, Blocking deployment of Internet Explorer 11 on the local machine. The operation completed successfully.

  6. Close the Command Prompt.

For answers to frequently asked questions, see Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit: Frequently Asked Questions.

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