PC Doctor June 12, 2015
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Dear PC Doctor:
My friend told me that Internet Explorer is going away and I won’t be able to use it anymore. This is terrible! I have all kinds of pages saved in my favorites and some websites don’t work as well in Chrome. Why would they do this? Can I save Internet Explorer on my computer and make it work still?
When Microsoft brings out its new Windows 10 operating system, it will come pre-loaded with a new web browser, (yet to be named), that won’t be a new version of Internet Explorer. The new browser will be completely different. Microsoft will no longer be creating new versions of Internet Explorer.
Beginning in 2016, Microsoft will only provide technical support and security updates for the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a currently supported operating system. So, if you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you will be able to still get support and security updates for Internet Explorer 11. Earlier operating systems and versions of IE will not get updates.
In the meantime, what does this mean for you as an Internet Explorer user? First, IE is not going to disappear from your computer. It will still work. Your favorites (bookmarks) can only be removed by you, at your computer.
Until next time … Happy Computing!