Internet Explorer 11 desktop app support ended for certain versions of Windows 10

On June 15, 2022, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application ended support on Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channels and Windows 10 IoT Semi-Annual Channels*.

Customers are encouraged to move to Microsoft Edge, which provides support for legacy and modern websites and apps. For organizations with a dependency on legacy Internet Explorer-based sites and apps, sites will need to be configured to open in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer (IE) mode.


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.

Go here to learn more. We highly recommend setting up IE mode in Microsoft Edge and disabling IE11 prior to this date to ensure your organization does not experience business disruption.

* This retirement does not affect Windows 10 LTSC or Windows Server IE11 desktop applications. Go here for a list of supported operating systems for Internet Explorer, including versions impacted by this announcement.