If you're new to Windows 10 but need a slice of the old, Internet Explorer is still there for you.

You might not have been aware that Internet Explorer can still be used in Windows 10. In this beginners guide we'll show you how to find it and how you can easily get to it any time you want.

Article originally published August 2015, refreshed July 2016

Activate Cortana either by saying "Hey Cortana, open Internet Explorer," or by typing in the box if you're not using voice or have Cortana disabled. Internet Explorer will show up immediately to be opened for use. To avoid doing this every time you want to use Internet Explorer, follow these simple steps.

  1. Type Internet Explorer in the Cortana/Search box. Saying "Hey Cortana, open Internet Explorer" isn't useful here.
  2. Right click on Internet Explorer in the Cortana/Search window.
  3. To add Internet Explorer as a tile on your Start Menu click Pin to Start.
  4. To keep it on your taskbar simply click Pin to taskbar.

Now, every time you need to use Internet Explorer it's just a click away. If you don't want to add extra clutter to your taskbar, you can always now find Internet Explorer in the Start Menu under Windows Accessories in the Anniversary Update.

For more Windows 10 tips be sure to swing by our dedicated page.