Internet Explorer: Can't be killed in Windows – PowerPoint won't play videos without IE

[German]Microsoft wants to retire Internet Explorer as a browser, because the code is too bad and there are too many security issues. But Windows users can't really get rid of it. Because without Internet Explorer, you can't even play videos in PowerPoint.


Internet Explorer discontinued for longer

That Microsoft wants to discontinue Internet Explorer 11 and replace it with the Chromium Edge browser has been known for some time. As early as 2020, Microsoft discontinued IE 11 support for Microsoft accounts and apps, as I reported in the blog post Internet Explorer: No More Support for Microsoft Accounts and Apps

On June 15, 2022, support for Internet Explorer was discontinued (see Internet Explorer Desktop App retires on June 15, 2022). Microsoft has discontinued Internet Explorer 11 as a desktop app for Windows 10 version 20H2 and later on June 15, 2022 (this applies to desktop and IoT variants of Windows 10). When users launch the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app on these OS versions, they will be automatically redirected to Microsoft Chromium Edge.

For Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and older Windows 10 builds (version as well as 1809, 1909), however, nothing changes; IE 11 will continue to be supported there. The Windows 10 LTSC versions (1507 and 1609) and Windows Server on the market are also not affected by this change. Windows Server 2022 and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021 are also not affected.

Applications are also out of the picture. As of November 30, 2020, the Microsoft Teams web application no longer supports IE 11. And as of August 17, 2021, Microsoft's remaining 365 applications and services will no longer support IE 11. This means that after the above dates, customers could no longer connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services in IE 11. Kunden nach den oben genannten Terminen keine Verbindung zu Microsoft 365 Anwendungen und Diensten mehr im IE 11 herstellen konnten.

No more PowerPoint videos

It is well known that users who uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows via "Features and Functions" run into problems because certain Windows functions are then no longer available. I came across a new site via the following tweet. Without Internet Explorer, videos can no longer be played in PowerPoint.


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