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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to reload sites in Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features, it's the only browser you'll ever need.

Some sites are built to work with Internet Explorer and have functionality that isn't supported by modern browsers such as Microsoft Edge. If you need to view one of these sites, you can use Internet Explorer Mode in Microsoft Edge.

Most sites work better on modern browsers. For better speed and security, it is recommended to only using Internet Explorer mode when necessary.

If the Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode option is set to Allow, 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.

References:

Internet Explorer 11 will be retired on June 15, 2022 in Windows 10



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" in Microsoft Edge for All Users using REG file


EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge | Internet Explorer mode and compatibility


EXAMPLE: "Reload in Internet Explorer mode" and "Exit Internet Explorer mode" context menu in Microsoft Edge

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Option One

Turn On or Off "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Settings


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Default browser on the left side. (see screenshot below step 4)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


4 Select Default, Allow, or Don't allow in the Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode drop menu for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Default = Microsoft Edge will show you options to Reload in Internet Explorer mode depending on your recent Internet Explorer usage.

Allow = You'll be allowed to reload a page in Internet Explorer mode by selecting Settings and more > Reload in Internet Explorer mode. You can also select Reload tab in Internet Explorer mode when you right-click on a tab, or choose Open link in new Internet Explorer mode tab when you right click on a link.

Don't allow = You won't have the option to Reload in Internet Explorer mode.


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5 Click/tap on Restart to apply. (see screenshot below)

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6 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" in Microsoft Edge for All Users using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

This option uses the InternetExplorerIntegrationReloadInIEModeAllowed policy for Microsoft Edge.


1 Do step 2 (always enabled), step 3 (always disabled), or step 4 (default) below for what you want.

2 Force Enable "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This will override and prevent using Option One.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Force_allow_sites_to_be_reloaded_in_IE-mode_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"InternetExplorerIntegrationReloadInIEModeAllowed"=dword:00000001

3 Disable "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This will override and prevent using Option One.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Force_dont_allow_sites_to_be_reloaded_in_IE-mode_in_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"InternetExplorerIntegrationReloadInIEModeAllowed"=dword:00000000

4 Default User-Choice "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" in Microsoft Edge

This is the default setting to allow using Option One.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Default_user-choice_allow_sites_to_be_reloaded_in_IE-mode_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"InternetExplorerIntegrationReloadInIEModeAllowed"=-

5 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

9 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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