Back in 2021, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Edge with IE mode will replace Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10. As per the plan, Internet Explorer 11 went out of support on June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10.
Starting today, the out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. If a user tries to access it, user will be redirected to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft also mentioned that IE11 visual references, such as the IE11 icons on the Start Menu and taskbar, will be removed by the June 2023 Windows security update (“B” release) scheduled for June 13, 2023.
With a growing number of websites no longer supporting Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge offers a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience that can still open legacy, Internet Explorer-dependent sites when needed.
The IE11 has been permanently disabled on these versions of Windows 10:
- Internet Explorer 11 desktop application delivered via the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC):
- Windows 10 client SKUs
- Windows 10 IoT
- Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session