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How to have a computer with no web browser?

For some time now I have found web browsers too distracting for my purposes. I want to complete my goals, and I do not need a web browser for that, so I thought I would simply remove them from my computer. Having a Windows, however, it does not seem possible to remove the browsers that come auto-installed. If there is a way to correct this I would like to hear it. But failing that I was also wondering if there was any computer I could acquire that would let me run it without having any web browser applications. I do require the use of a computer and some applications for my purposes, but web browsers are an unwanted distraction.

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Which version of Windows?

And if you need apps, without a browser how do you get them? Unless you have the apps on disc etc.
Dafydd.

Post was last edited on September 19, 2018 3:23 PM PDT

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I have an Acer Swift that runs Windows 10

The programs I need can be downloaded onto the computer or ported by thumb drive. Was app maybe the wrong term? The point is that if I have them downloaded they'll work even if I don't have a web browser anymore. The concern is that I don't have a working laptop that allows me to ever have web browsers fully uninstalled.

Post was last edited on September 19, 2018 3:25 PM PDT

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OK.
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Thanks, but...

I am aware. I was able to stop Edge from running through precisely that means, and I was doing fine on that count till the new update reinstalled internet explorer as well. I can't seem to remove it, and, I tried changing the name of it to stop it from running but I can still just access it very quickly by opening the program file. This still seems to be the case even after executing the instructions you posted. That's why I wanted them blocked somehow, the issue is my awful impulse control, so it needs to be something sufficient to stop it from just being trivially reopened in a minute whenever I feel like it.

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The web browser component is baked into Windows.

So go ahead and try to remove shortcuts and more but my bet is most versions of Windows will heal or block the baked in Windows.

Baked in? Yes. The story goes back to 1995 and how some countries wanted Microsoft to leave out the browser. Microsoft's counter move was to make it an integral part of the Windows OS.

So why not clean off what you can and move on?

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That might be wise

You have any suggestions? Preferably inexpensive ones, I wouldn't need the computer for much outside of a few basic functions.

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Why not the PC you have now?

Just clean it up as noted by Daffyd

Post was last edited on September 19, 2018 4:01 PM PDT

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Agree Bob.

A simple Win 10 update would likely reinstall them.
Dafydd.

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If they want another way.
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Good Idea

I'll see about that.

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