These Are the Windows Versions Where Ie Isn’t Dead (Yet)

Microsoft has announced the death of Internet Explorer, because the company wants to transition to Microsoft Advantage on all fronts.

The IE mode that is bundled with Microsoft Edge ought to be the go-to place to go for anyone who still uses Internet Explorer, because it offers perfect compatibility tools to load apps without having to stick with an old browser.

However, Internet Explorer will continue to be supported on some Windows devices, though the company warns that all the future releases from the Windows versions in which the browser remains available would no longer range from the app.

“Today’s retirement covers all currently supported versions of Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Edu and IoT (Ie is already removed from Windows 11). Ie will not be immediately removed on all these versions today and can be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge on each one of these devices over the next couple of months (much like for everyday users) to provide our customers time to find any sites they potentially missed and finish their transition. After this redirection phase, Ie is going to be permanently disabled on devices using a future Windows Update,” the company explains.

When it comes to versions where Internet Explorer will continue to be used, the very first of them is Windows 7. However, remember that this version is not officially supported, so unless your device is configured for that ESU program, IE isn’t getting further patches either.

“For certain versions of Windows currently in-support and used in critical environments, we’ll continue to support Ie on those versions until they go from support. Included in this are all currently in-support Windows 10 LTSC releases (including IoT) and all sorts of Windows Server versions, as well as Windows 10 China Government Edition, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 with Extended Security Updates (ESUs),” Microsoft notes.

The IE mode that is bundled with Microsoft Edge will still be supported until at least 2029, Microsoft explains.

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