Windows 10: End of support for Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022

[German]A small reminder 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 will completely rely on Chromium Edge as the browser in Windows 10 in the future. Users now have one more year before the browser is displaced by Edge.


The following tweet brought the matter to my attention again, which I already explained in detail in May 2021 in the blog post Internet Internet Explorer 11: Support in Windows 10 ends on June 15, 2022.  

Supportende für Internet Explorer 11 am 15.6.2021

The Trend Micro article, which deals with the June 2021 security updates, incidentally announces the end of support for IE 11 – my interpretation: on June 15, 2021. From that date on, users are supposed to be automatically redirected to Chromium Edge. However, the Trend Micro article is a bit inaccurate – Microsoft plans to replace IE 11 with Edge. But that will require a longer transition period.

In the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ blog post and in the The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge, Microsoft specifies its plans. Here are some details: 

  • On August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 and various app support for Internet Explorer 11 will end.
  • The Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will drop out of support on June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10 and will no longer be supported.

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). For a complete list of products affected by this announcement and other technical questions, see this FAQ.


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