Microsoft Ends Support for Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Microsoft Ends Support for Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Are you using an old version of Internet Explorer? If yes, then it’s time to upgrade it as Microsoft has announced that it will no longer be supported on IE 8, IE 9 and IE 10 on January 12, 2016. It will not provide security updates and support for numerous versions of IE running on several versions of Windows.

IE 8, IE 9, and IE 10 will not support on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 desktop operating systems (OS). Although, IE 11 will be available for Windows 7 to 10, it means the users of earlier versions of Windows have no alternative but to work with the older versions.

Microsoft has promised to keep supporting IE 9 for the people who are using Windows Vista, since it is newly version available for that operating system (OS). Unfortunately, people who are using Windows XP could not take this opportunity as OS was also announced dead by the company in 2014.

For business users, this situation may be difficult, particularly if the organization uses older line-of-business applications or sites depending on the older version of IE. Luckily, the Information technology (IT) department will solve this problem. If they will not able to solve it, Microsoft’s customer support for older versions of IE will only be what is required to upgrade to more modern web tools.

Microsoft says that people must upgrade the latest Internet Explorer and operating system to protect their computer from malicious attacks.

Matt Rowland

Matt Rowland is founder of TechnoBeep. He loves writing about digital world, clouds, technologies, apps and gadgets and has been prophetic in identifying the best ways to leverage and harness such news to drive sales growth for companies ranging from startups to huge organizations.

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