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Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends on January 12, 2016


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The upgrade button for IE is also on the page below.

From Microsoft:


"What is end of support?

"Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.


What does this mean?

It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.


Read the Windows lifecycle FAQ sheet to learn more."


Go to the page and it explains what you must do if you are not already running Windows 11 here:



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Duh??? Right you are Ray, thanks I'll correct it. Yep, sticking with XP is the same as staying with Win98 long after XP SP2! I remember three minute boots and more. And thinking more than 150 kb of Windows updates took forever. Those folks don't want to stay with dialup too do they?


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