Windows 10: How Microsoft is removing Internet Explorer 11 on June 15th

Microsoft has revealed details about the shutdown of Internet Explorer. This is coming to Windows 10 users.

On June 15, 2022 – the June patch day – Microsoft will provide an update for Internet Explorer 11 for the last time. This update has only one purpose: to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10 machines. This has been known for a long time and is therefore not a surprise. But Microsoft has now once again published information about the end of support for Internet Explorer 11.

Microsoft writes the following under the heading “Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022”:

“As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows lies in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support in Microsoft Edge. As a result, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application will be deprecated on June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and after that it will be redirected to Microsoft Edge when a user tries to access it.”

IE mode of the browser Edge fills the breach

On June 15, 2022, Microsoft will release an update that uninstalls Internet Explorer from Windows 10 computers. But if you still need the functionality of IE 11 for special software, you can start it in the IE mode of the Edge browser. This should hardly play a role for private users, but it is important for certain business software.

Microsoft explains details about switching off IE 11 and IE mode in Edge in this FAQ.

The withdrawal of Internet Explorer went through several stages. In these reports we explain the decommissioning of the IE 11 in detail:

Internet Explorer 11: Microsoft 365 is no longer supported

Internet Explorer will soon no longer open Youtube, Twitter & Co

Off for IE 11 and old Edge: what you need to know

Internet Explorer 10: Support ends in January 2020

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