Microsoft may have Internet Explorer 11 stopped working on June 15, 2022but there is still a lot of work to be done to debug it from Windows 10.
Microsoft has reminded Windows users that they will permanently disable IE on Windows 10 desktops through an update to Edge on February 14, 2023 — the next Tuesday patch.
“If your organization is still dependent on IE11, you must take steps now to complete your transition by February 14, 2023, or your business will be at risk of disruption. on a large scale when users lose access to IE11-dependent applications. permanently off on this date,” Microsoft has warned in the Windows notification center.
Microsoft has long informed IE11 users to stop supporting IE11 and pushed businesses to use legacy applications that depended on IE’s proprietary “Trident” engine to enable IE Mode in Edge.
IE mode in Edge will be supported until at least the end of 2029 or about 5 years after Windows 10 support ends in October 2025. For this reason, Trident is part of Windows 11.
Microsoft in december warning users that the IE desktop application will be permanently disabled on February 14, 2023.
This is irreversible, but importantly, Microsoft doesn’t actually remove IE11 from the system — just disables it and redirects any attempts to enable it through Edge.
“All remaining devices that have not yet been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge are expected to be redirected on February 14, 2023,” Microsoft said.
“The Microsoft Edge update will be delivered to all devices—both commercial and consumer devices—concurrently, and the change will not be reversed by the user. Also, the redirection from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will be included as part of all future Microsoft Edge updates.”
After updating, users will see a dialog box informing that IE11 is no longer supported and Edge is the future. If they try to click on the IE11 icon, they will be redirected to Edge, with browsing data automatically transferred to Edge.
The IE icons in the Start Menu and Taskbar will remain on the desktop until the Tuesday June 2023 Patch update, on June 13.
Windows versions where IE11 will be permanently disabled on February 14, include Windows 10 client SKUs, Windows 10 IoT, and Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session.
Microsoft notes that “maintaining an unsupported version of Windows 10 will not prevent the redirect” because IE11 desktop apps will be redirected to Edge on both supported and unsupported versions of Windows 10. unsupported.
Microsoft is choosing to permanently disable IE11 instead of removing it because IE-mode relies on IE11 to work. No Trident — IE Engine, also known as MSHTML — IE mode no longer works. It warns users not to uninstall IE11.
Although Microsoft Edge switched to Chromium engine in 2020 and Windows 11 does not support IE11, its Trident/MSHTML engine is still part of Windows 11 to enable IE mode support in Edge.
Microsoft warns that organizations that depend on legacy browsers will need to set up IE mode in Edge before upgrading to Windows 11 to avoid business disruption.
Microsoft will give one year’s notice before discontinuing IE mode when the time comes, around 2029.