Microsoft ends IE 8,9, & 10 Support on Jan. 12, 2016


Microsoft has announced that they will discontinue patches and security updates for everything but the latest version of Internet Explorer (IE 11). They’ve created a new browser (Edge) and they intend to use it. Edge only works with Windows 10, but IE 11 works with Windows 7, 8.1, & 10. I have run into an issue with the IE11 upgrade on a couple of machines whose graphics drivers would not permit the install. The manufacturer had no updated drivers so there was no way to upgrade the browser. Hopefully the graphics drivers will get a refresh and IE11 will be allowed to install — otherwise that’s going to be *very* frustrating for a lot of people.

You’ll still be allowed to use the older version of IE, it’s just not going to get any patches to try to keep the bad guys out and you’re going to be nagged every time you do Windows Updates.

Here’s the official press release: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support?tduid=(e6131b0a2d8fd84c949d3546391d2e20)(266696)(1503186)(skim66960X1514734X59f00d8e5f35e5eb1a1bc2265d8b4311)()

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