Internet Explorer 11: Support in Windows 10 ends on June 15, 2022

Windows[German]A brief information for Windows users who still use Internet Explorer 11 as their browser. The desktop version under Windows 10 will be taken out of support in certain variants on June 15, 2022, and will no longer receive any updates. Microsoft is now completely relying on Chromium Edge as the browser in Windows 10. Here is some more information about it.


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The fact that Internet Explorer 11 will not be further developed and will eventually die, I had already mentioned here in the blog several times (see links at the end of the article). Now the farewell of Internet Explorer 11 in certain Windows 10 versions has been announced. I became aware of the situation via this tweet.

Internet Explorer 11: Support in Windows 10 endet

In the blog post Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ as well as in the article The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge from May 19, 2021, Microsoft now specifies how long there will still be support in the form of security updates for Windows 10. According to Microsoft, the future of Internet Explorer ("IE") on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Redmond wants this to be the preferred browser in Windows 10, replacing IE 11.

Microsoft Edge not only offers a faster, safer, and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it's the only browser with Internet Explorer Mode ("IE Mode") to ensure compatibility for older IE-based websites and apps.

As a result, Microsoft has begun a weaning movement, away from Internet Explorer 11, and is now finally pulling the ripcord. On August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 and various app support for Internet Explorer 11 will end, and the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will drop out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. This does not affect Windows 10 LTSC or Server Internet Explorer 11 desktop apps on the market. It also does not affect the MSHTML (Trident) engine (affects Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and server counterparts). A full list of products affected by this announcement, as well as other technical questions, can be found in this FAQ


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Microsoft justifies this here with the improved security of Edge, and praises the compatibility, so that the product lines can be streamlined as well as optimized in relation to IE 11. Details can be found in the corresponding Microsoft documents, which are linked here. 

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