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Microsoft: please stop using Internet Explorer before it runs out of support next month – Ghacks

Microsoft announced in mid 2021 that it will retire the company’s Internet Explorer 11 browser in most Windows versions in June 2022. That day is coming nearer, and while many Home users and organizations have moved on to other browsers, some have not migrated to another browser.
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Microsoft is asking organizations to set a retirement date for Internet Explorer before June 15, 2022 to ensure that company employees won’t run into issues when IE retires.
Internet Explorer 11 won’t start anymore on its retirement date and Microsoft Edge will be loaded automatically, according to Microsoft. The company suggests that the new Microsoft Edge web browser is used instead by organizations, as it supports legacy Internet Explorer features through its IE Mode functionality.
IE Mode may load local and remote content that requires specific Internet technologies. Modern web browsers such as Edge, Chrome or Firefox do not support these technologies, and the loading of services may fail completely or functionality may be limited, when these browsers are used.
Only Microsoft Edge supports IE Mode, making it an essential application for organizations that require access to content that requires specific Internet Explorer technologies.
Microsoft recommends the following preparations for setting a retirement day for Internet Explorer 11:
Internet Explorer’s usage share is relatively low already. Only Microsoft knows the real numbers, but most third-parties that release browser stats see it at below 0.50% of the entire market. Edge is the default browser on Windows 11 already, and it seems likely that most home users have moved on already.
Organizations who still use Internet Explorer have six weeks to migrate to Edge, before this is happening automatically. The IE chapter will be closed on June 15, 2022 for the most part
Interesting message when I tested and IE failed to open:
Edge was uninstalled a day after I loaded Windows 11 and edgeupdate switched off but Internet Explorer is still there.
I have uninstalled IE on a different machine some time ago. All sorts of things needed problem solving, including Internet Options no longer being available via control panel, from Start search or anything else I could find. I needed to hunt for alternatives. Also, my other browser (Chrome at the time) failed to open PDFs. Apart from the missing Internet Options, given time, all problems were solvable but those who uninstall will need to do some research to cure issues. I’m not in the mood for many more battles with Windows about what I want and don’t want on my laptop in the short term and plan to stick with reducing background processes overhead in the immediate future.
I am very curious to see if the transition will go the Microsoft way or if it will be the first time that everything will go unscathed.
Edge should remove its configuration options for Internet Explorer. And Windows should be able to uninstall all kind of traces of Internet Explorer, including from Features to prevent reinstallation. Thanks for the article! :]
I am one of the few who still use Internet Explorer. I’ve tried other browsers, but for me, ie is so much easier and quicker to use. It will be a very sad day when I can no longer access it. In years to come though, we will see a new operating system as I’ve tasked my students to create one. I look forward to that day arriving.
Internet explorer must be mandatory remove or untick on optional features, like smb V1.0

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