How to run IE10 without add ons in Windows 8

A much needed option for troubleshooting issues with Internet Explorer that used to be readily available in Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows, now made unavailable in Windows 8.  Unless, ofcourse, you know some coding.  Here’s the trick to run Internet Explorer 10 in “no add ons” mode in Windows 8.

  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Type in “C:ProgramFilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe” -extoff
    (Assuming “C” is your local hard drive letter where Program Files are stored.
  3. Voila!  You’re in!

If you’re not sure how to get to a command prompt, it’s via your start screen under All Apps, or just right click down by your start button area, instead of left click, then select “Command Prompt”.