Microsoft to Discontinue Old Internet Explorer Versions in January

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
    Microsoft to Discontinue Old Internet Explorer Versions in January

    Microsoft to Discontinue Old Internet Explorer Versions in January


    Posted: 15 Oct 2015
    Now that Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer with Edge in Windows 10, the companyís exclusively focusing on its new browser, so moving users to this version has become a priority.

    Unfortunately for the software giant, it canít get rid of Internet Explorer overnight, but what it can do is kill off some of the old versions and slowly switch users to newer builds. Thatís exactly what the company will be doing on January 12, 2016, when itís killing support for several old versions of Internet Explorer.
    As gHacks notes, a notification on Microsoftís Lifecycle website calls for users to update their browsers before this date, pointing out that only the latest version on each supported Windows release will continue to receive updates and security patches.
    As a result, on Windows Vista SP2, Internet Explorer must be updated to version 9, while on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Internet Explorer 11 is the currently-supported build.
    Source
    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    15 Oct 2015

  1. markweatherill's Avatar
    Posts : 147
    Windows 10 1607
       #1

    Will this free up some resources at Microsoft? Edge needs a little work!
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       #2

    Edge needs a lot of work to be browser leader! Blocking undesirable Pop Up, extension, etc.
    However, it is going in the right direction!
    Last edited by snoopy51; 16 Oct 2015 at 08:30.
      My Computer

  3. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #3

    It's about time. Some of the older versions of IE are junk and they need to be trashed.
      My Computer

  4. Antilope's Avatar
    Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    Hey kids, let's get together on a Kickstarter project and start the "Internet Explorer Foundation". We can make an open source Internet Explorer for the world. Hey we can even make Internet Explorer for Linux and Apple. It will be great!

    Chirp, chirp, chirp (sound of crickets). What? No? I didn't think so. Well then, I'll just stay with Edge and Foxfire.
      My Computer

  5. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #5

    Antilope said:
    Hey kids, let's get together on a Kickstarter project and start the "Internet Explorer Foundation". We can make an open source Internet Explorer for the world. Hey we can even make Internet Explorer for Linux and Apple. It will be great!

    Chirp, chirp, chirp (sound of crickets). What? No? I didn't think so. Well then, I'll just stay with Edge and Foxfire.
    AH.. no..
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #6

    So all Vista users will get Edge?
      My Computer

  7. BunnyJ's Avatar
    Posts : 22,728
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    Gary said:
    So all Vista users will get Edge?
    No.. MS will push users of OS's like Visa to use the latest version of IE.. IE11.
      My Computer

  8. paulsalter's Avatar
    Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #8

    IE11 still supported so that is good for me

    Don't really want to go back to Chrome
      My Computer

  9. Gork's Avatar
    Posts : 25
    Win10-64 Pro
       #9

    I'd like to see them fix the "cascading bug" for Edge (and Windows Explorer for that matter) first. Though I haven't been able to figure out if the bug exists in the latest Insider builds, it certainly exists in the latest release version.

    Bug: Open an Edge non-maximized and position it in the upper left corner of the screen. Close the window. Open a new Edge window. You will see that the new window opens in the same place as it would have if you would have left the first window open; cascaded.
    Last edited by Gork; 19 Oct 2015 at 05:28.
      My Computer


 
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:21.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums