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Internet Explorer will be disabled on Windows 10 as browser reaches end of life status

Microsoft has been moving away from Internet Explorer for years and while the browser is still available today, Edge has largely taken over. In June, IE will be going away for good, with an upcoming Windows update set to wipe it from PCs once it reaches end-of-life. 

Microsoft announced plans to retire Internet Explorer in May last year and now, the company has also revealed that it has a plan to ensure Windows 10 users aren't still relying on it. In a monthly update after Internet Explorer reaches EoL status, Internet Explorer will be disabled on Windows 10 PCs and all users will be redirected to Edge when trying to access it.

Internet Explorer reaches end-of-life on the 15th of June 2022, so the IE-disabling Windows 10 update should start rolling out after that date, bringing an end to 25 years of service for the browser.

For anyone concerned about legacy web support, Microsoft Edge does have its own IE mode, which can be enabled to access IE-based websites and applications.

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KitGuru Says: Internet Explorer's days are numbered, although the majority of us moved on to Chrome, Firefox, Edge or other browsers long ago at this point. 

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