Computer users have across the world have become accustomed to the browser Internet Explorer for over 20 years now. In the 20-year history of Internet Explorer, users have seen 11 versions and updates of the iconic browser. Microsoft will stop supporting all but 1 version of IE (Internet Explorer) beginning January 12, 2016.
What does this mean to me? This is the question being asked by millions of IE users worried about the security of their computers. Browser providers are continuously updating their software to combat security concerns and usability issues. Only 1 version of IE will be supported with updates from Microsoft, Internet Explorer 11. Your computer must be running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 to upgrade to IE 11.
If you are using an older computer that does not have a more recent operating system, you have a few choices.
- Upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 11 if your operating system if your computer will support the new browser.
- Upgrade your computer to a newer operating system. Typically, the cost and benefits of paying for an operating system upgrade are not cost-effective. However, there are some instances of this option to be viable.
- Purchase a new computer with the latest operating system which will support the new browser.
- Stop using the old version of IE and use another browser like Chrome or Firefox.
Microsoft will be issuing a Warning Pop Up message that will begin displaying with unsupported browsers on January 12, 2016. However, do not rely on this pop up to let you know your computer is at risk. Be proactive and check the version of IE you are currently using and make updates now!
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