If you installed the latest cumulative updates for Windows 10, the probability is that Ie 11 is not in a position to launch in your device.
Which is just because a bug within the latest round of cumulative updates breaks down the browser altogether, and also the application fails to launch.
Microsoft says it's all happening because the default search provider isn't configured or malformed, therefore the workaround virtually is dependant on setting this default search provider.
Before offering you the steps to get this done, here's additional info.
First of all, the problem is introduced by the May 2019 cumulative updates, also it exists on all versions of Windows 10 that received such updates recently.
"NOTE: Microsoft says it's already working on a fix, which should be released in mid-June. Probably, the software giant is waiting for the June 2019 Patch Tuesday cycle, that takes put on June 11."
Meanwhile, the workaround only is dependant on quick and easy steps that anyone can use.
First of all, you have to launch an elevated Command Prompt window, which is an instance of the app running with administrator privileges. To do this:
Start menu > type cmd.exe > Right-click Command Prompt > Run as administrator > Yes (in UAC prompt)
Next, in the elevated command prompt you need to type the following command to produce Internet Explorer without crashing:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://microsoft.com
Remember that not doing this might not allow you to launch the browser, as Ie crashes on each run.
When the browser expires and running in your device, you can change set the default search provider. To get this done, follow these steps:
Settings > Manage add-ons > Search Providers > Find more search providers
At this time, Internet Explorer should load a summary of search providers, letting you choose any in the list. Next, you simply need to click on the Add button for the search provider that you want to use in Ie.
Once you do that, Internet Explorer should run just fine, so the next step is the final test that ought to help you determine when the fix was applied correctly or not.
To get this done, simply close the browser instance that you launched from Command Prompt and then try to fire up Internet Explorer from the Start menu or its dedicated shortcut, if one does exist.
While this workaround helps restore Internet Explorer 11, it's very important to keep in mind that Microsoft recommends against using this app for other things that compatibility purposes within an organization. For browsing, Microsoft says you'd better result in the change to Microsoft Edge, which comes pre-installed on Windows 10. Obviously, you could jump to one of the numerous other third-party browsers available.
"You see, Ie is a compatibility solution. We're not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren't testing for Internet Explorer these days. They're testing on modern browsers," Chris Jackson, Microsoft engineer, explains.
Meanwhile, Microsoft can also be working on its Chromium-based browser. Designed to switch the existing EdgeHTML-based Edge browser, the overhauled browser is already obtainable in preview on Windows 10 and macOS, with the final release date apt to be announced later this year.