Windows 10: Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 support ends on January 12, 2016

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       06 Jan 2016 #1

    Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 support ends on January 12, 2016

    What is end of support?

    Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

    Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

    What does this mean?

    It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

    Read the Windows lifecycle FAQ sheet to learn more.

    Source: Internet Explorer End of Support
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  2.    06 Jan 2016 #1

    Well actually, Internet Explorer 9 stays supported on Vista only. And Internet Explorer 10 stays supported on Server 2012 (though in the latter case browsing isn't a priority). In all other cases though, it is IE 11 and Edge from here on in.
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  3.    06 Jan 2016 #2

    What I am a little surprised about is that IE 8 is still being supported on POS Ready 2009. I had heard previously that support would cease anyway for IE 8 because browsing was not a priority on a point-of-sale system. Lucky for XP users who are using the POSReady update registry hack, I suppose.
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  4. Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       08 Jan 2016 #3

    As far as I know I remember for the last few years I had my PC with Windows Vista that you could not update past the IE that it came with.
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  5.    08 Jan 2016 #4

    If you have SP2, it will allow updating to IE 9. It originally came with IE 7.
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