MICROSOFT has set the official date when Internet Explorer will be permanently deleted from computers.
The tech company has been retiring Internet Explorer 11 since June 15 this year, but now, after almost 30 years of operation, the end is in sight.
Users are seeing an update for Microsoft Edge that will permanently delete the search engine “on certain versions of Windows 10 devices.”
Unfortunately, next year’s Valentine’s Day will cause Windows users to stop using the once-revolutionary search tool.
Microsoft wrote an announcement that read: “The unsupported desktop application Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is scheduled to be permanently disabled on certain versions of Windows 10 devices on February 14, 2023 through a Microsoft Edge update, not through a Windows update as previously communicated.”
“Any remaining devices that have not yet been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge are scheduled to be redirected with the Microsoft Edge update scheduled for February 14, 2023.
“The change to use the Microsoft Edge update to disable IE is intended to provide a better user experience and help organizations transition their last remaining IE11 users to Microsoft Edge.”
The company also warned organizations that have already switched from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will not be affected on February 14.
This comes after support was removed for owners of Windows 10 devices from model 20H2 on June 15, 2022.
At the time, Internet Explorer 11 desktop applications were on other versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1; Windows 7 ESU, Windows SAC or Windows 10 IoT LTSC were not affected by the change.
Microsoft Edge, which has a built-in Internet Explorer mode, serves as a replacement for the long-lived browser.
“Microsoft Edge not only offers a faster, safer, and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it’s also able to address a key concern: compatibility with older, outdated websites and applications,” Microsoft said in a blog post last year.
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