Internet Explorer has had a great run, but the writing has been on the wall for years. Microsoft officially said goodbye to the long-running browser back in June. Today it was confirmed that a new Microsoft Edge update would permanently disable and retire Internet Explorer on Windows 10.
While the web browser began to be retired in 2021 and 2022, many people continued to use it. If you’re one of the few who are still holding out, we have bad news. It’s about to disappear forever. Real money this time.
Starting this week, Microsoft is taking a bigger step to ensure it’s gone for good. That’s because an Edge browser update completely disables Internet Explorer in most versions of Windows 10. Also, users get a redirect to get Microsoft Edge. Even clicking the icon in your Start menu will launch Edge instead.
Don’t worry about your bookmarks, browsing history and other data as they will all be automatically transferred to the new Edge browser. And if you’re enjoying Windows 11, you’re all set, since it never shipped with Explorer.
In addition, Microsoft will also remove all visual references and icons of IE, starting with the May non-security release scheduled for May 23rd. Finally, Microsoft Edge with IE mode enables backwards compatibility and will be supported until at least 2029.
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