Microsoft to Discontinue Old Internet Explorer Versions in January

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  1. Posts : 46
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       #20

    Night Hawk said:
    Vista? Vista will be dead meat like XP was made last April likely in April 2016 only 6 months away now! IE 11 was never XP available there either. Likewise you might see an 8 and 8.1 flavor of Edge available but can't say for sure at this time.


    Who said you had to go back to Chrome? That always appeared to be an unfinished browser in appearance anyways. There are other alternative browsers like Opera, Firefox, the 64bit flavor variant of FF being Waterfox, etc. Prefer Waterfox over FF any day of the week here.



    That would be something to see since one look at Edge when first getting 10 was at it took to know it was in desperate need of fixes as well as not having hardly any options! It's still in it's beta form and with previous version would have been introduced separately from any new version until then. In 10 however MS simply said "You will use this! Sorry IE no more!" when it's far from actually being ready to replace IE entirely.

    Fortunately for the present you can go into the Program Files and Program Files(x86) folders to pin an IE shortcut to the Start and Taskbar with a right click on the "iexplorer.exe" file for both the 32bit and on the 64bit 10 the 64bit flavor of IE there. What comes as far as the 2016 RTM builds however will be seeing all that stripped out.

    I said nothing about XP. Vista is still alive and kicking as is Windows 7. If MS wants to advocate the use of EDGE, then they need to make it available across all supported OS's
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  2. DustSailor's Avatar
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       #21

    I can't wait for the move. Though there are plenty of bugs to work out, I noticed removing the IE feature removes some features from Edge (namely, some Internet Options items). So once IE is given the boot, I think Edge will be complete :)
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  3. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       #22

    Yes I removed IE11 5/6 weeks ago and have not missed it at all Shawn has even shown now how to remove it.
    I can do everything I did with IE11 but without getting pop ups coming up telling me that it has to close, or freeze and have to restart my laptop.
    My laptop loads and runs faster, and I can go on any site and forum and surf the web like I used too, but without it doing the above.
    I don't use 3rd party either, like CROME or FF or Opera.
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       #23

    I would like to use edge more, but until the include support for useful things like RoboForm, I will stick with IE.
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  5. spapakons's Avatar
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       #24

    But I like Internet Explorer, I don't want others...
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  6. Jody Thornton's Avatar
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       #25

    spapakons said:
    If Microsoft wants to replace Internet Explorer with Edge, they must add ALL IE features to Edge. That means it must support ALL ActiveX controls and ALL IE plugins and Java. Until then, they better not remove IE from Windows 10! I use Firefox too, but I like IE better! Chrome also has banished support for Java and legacy plugins, so it is rather useless, like Edge. We will be forced to use Firefox only if we want full functionality. Not really a clever move Microsoft!
    This was announced last spring. So what will happen is this. All supported Windows versions will require having the latest supported Internet Explorer versions to be installed, in order to receive security updates and patches. So it goes as follows:

    If you run Vista or Server 2008 Classic, you MUST upgrade to IE 9
    If you run Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2, you must upgrade to IE 11
    If you run Windows 8 Classic or Server 2012 Classic, we have a special case. Both systems only support IE 10. In most cases you can upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and receive IE 11 updates. However, last spring, it was decided that IE 10 on Server 2012 would not be supported for two reasons: (a) Server 2012 cannot be upgraded to 2012 R2, and (b) browsing is not a priority in server environments.
    If you run Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2, you already have IE 11. Similarly is the case with Windows 10 and Server 2016.

    Now if you happen to be running POSReady 2009 (based on XP), I understood that IE 8 would not be supported, because again, browsing is not a priority on a point of sale system.

    That's what I heard back in April.
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  7. Jody Thornton's Avatar
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       #26

    Gary said:
    I said nothing about XP. Vista is still alive and kicking as is Windows 7. If MS wants to advocate the use of EDGE, then they need to make it available across all supported OS's
    Well Vista extended phase support will last until April 2017 (not 2016 as before stated). New features, applications and service packs ONLY come to older versions of Windows while they are in mainline support. So take XP for example: IE 7 and 8 were released BEFORE XP went into extended phase support, upon which time thereafter you basically just get security updates. So when IE 9 came out, it was not back ported to XP. Just like Vista, it received a release of IE 8 and 9, but NOT 10 and 11, even though extended support continues.

    So following that convention, in NO WAY does Microsoft become obligated to back port Edge to earlier versions of Windows (the only exception I would make here is Windows 8.1, but I think they want to retain Edge as a "must have" feature of Windows 10.)
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  8. spapakons's Avatar
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       #27

    Make Edge as good as IE 11 and then we would have no problem adopting it. Until then, please let IE alone! Don't remove it!
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  9. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #28

    Or just use Firefox, Chrome, Opera, PaleMoon, etc and forget IE completely.
    The only time I use IE is when a site doesn't support Seamonkey or I need to do Windows Updates. In Win 10 that's handled inside Settings so IE is no longer needed in 10 at all.
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  10. Posts : 46
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       #29

    Jody Thornton said:
    Well Vista extended phases support will last until April 2017 (not 2016 as before stated). New features, applications and service packs ONLY come to older versions of Windows while they are in mainline support. So take XP for example: IE 7 and 8 were released BEFORE XP went into extended phase support, upon which time thereafter you basically just get security updates. So when IE 9 came out, it was not back ported to XP. Just like Vista, it received a release of IE 8 and 9, but NOT 10 and 11, even though extended support continues.

    So following that convention, in NO WAY does Microsoft become obligated to back port Edge to earlier versions of Windows (the only exception I would make here is Windows 8.1, but I think they want to retain Edge as a "must have" feature of Windows 10.
    Well I don't use IE or Edge, I jst thought that if MS wanted to get EDGE going they should make it available. I have not use IE since IE 5 I think.
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