Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Disabling Internet Explorer

Eric Van Aelstyn:

The out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application was permanently disabled on certain versions of Windows 10 on February 14, 2023 through a Microsoft Edge update. Note, this update will be rolled out over the span of a few days up to a week, as is standard for Microsoft Edge updates.

All remaining consumer and commercial devices that were not already redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge were redirected with the Microsoft Edge update. Users will be unable to reverse the change. Additionally, redirection from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will be included as part of all future Microsoft Edge updates.

Via Nick Heer:

It is an interesting update, though, if only because it is rare for any vendor to force users to stop using software, let alone Microsoft.


Update (2023-02-21): See also: Hacker News.

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