How Microsoft will liquidate Internet Explorer

End of support for Internet Explorer 11 as a desktop application dates back to June 15, 2022. However, there has been no removal of this web browser from devices. On some versions of Windows 10, IE11 will be permanently disabled on February 14, 2023.

Such deactivation will take place within the framework of the distribution of a Microsoft Edge browser update Chrome-based. Initially, it was through a Windows update that this deactivation was planned.

All remaining devices that have not yet been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will be redirected with the Microsoft Edge update scheduled for February 14, 2023 “, writes Microsoft. The Redmond group emphasizes that the goal is to help companies switch their newest users from IE11 to Microsoft Edge.

IE mode to the rescue

Microsoft specifies that there will be no impact for businesses that have already made the transition from IE11 to Microsoft Edge with IE mode dedicated to applications that depend on IE11. IE mode support is planned until at least 2029.

If necessary, administrators are encouraged to remove all visual references from Internet Explorer, such as icons on the Windows taskbar and Start menu. Advice is given on this page.

Visual references to IE will otherwise be removed when Windows Monthly Updates are installed in June 2023.

No IE11 app with Windows 11

Note that with Windows 11, Internet Explorer 11 is not available as a browser. The MSHTML rendering engine (Trident) is present as a component of the operating system.

For Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the final version of Microsoft Edge will also be version 109 in the week of January 12, 2023.

Support for Windows 8.1 will end on January 10, 2023, and Microsoft will also end the Extended Security Update program that extended support for Windows 7 through paid support for professionals.


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