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    I’ve seen several notices that Microsoft intends to permanently disable IE on Win11 and force Win11 users to Edge…

    I use Win7 with Firefox and have disabled all MS Windows Updates. But I need to be able to continue to use IE to interface with an older piece of industrial control equipment that will not work properly with anything other than earlier versions of IE.

    Will this affect me with Win7?


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    • #2534147

      No. Only Windows 10 is affected. (Windows 11 never had IE11.)

      Update: The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application is scheduled to be permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10 on February 14, 2023.

      Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.2361 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

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    • #2534346

      You can run Edge in IE mode. That’s what I do for certain websites that I visit which don’t work right unless I am using IE.

      The only hassle with that is that every 30 days you’ll need to tell Edge to continue using IE mode for that site; there is no way at this time to permanently add a site to the “IE Mode” list in Edge.

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