Microsoft is ending the support for the older versions 8, 9 and 10 of its home-built browser Internet Explorer, thereby boosting Windows users to change on to Internet Explorer version 11 or its latest Edge browser.
Microsoft is going to publish one last update for IE8, IE9 and IE10, but this time laterally with an “End of Life” announcement, meaning Microsoft will no longer support the other versions.
So, if you want to obtain constant updates for your web browser and avoid being uncovered to possible security risks after 12 January, you are recommended to renovate your browser to Internet Explorer 11, or its new Edge browser.
End of Life of Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10
“Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will endure to obtain security updates, compatibility solutions, and technical maintenance on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10,”
Microsoft says this change could be measure of Microsoft’s greater plan to change its users to the new Edge browser, which is presently accessible only on Windows 10 PCs with the introduction of Microsoft Edge last April, the enterprise attempted to inspire Windows 10 users to change to Edge if they are using its contending browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, as the default web browser.
Edge has stayed considered completely dispersed to Internet Explorer, and capacities speed and usability, with support for Cortana — Microsoft’s virtual assistant. For higher implementation of Edge, Microsoft is to close ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. However, a predictable 340 Million Windows users are still running Internet Explorer, and almost half of those are alleged to be using one of the expired IE versions.
If you have “Automatic Updates” turned ON, you most likely upgraded to IE11 by now. However, users with previous IE browsers can turn “Automatic Updates” ON by clicking on “Check for Updates” in the “Windows Update” segment of the Control Panel.