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The End of an Era: Microsoft to Permanently Disable Internet Explorer on Windows 10


The news of Internet Explorer's (IE) impending retirement has been circulating for years, but on February 14th, 2023, it will officially be disabled on Windows 10. This marks the end of an era, as IE was one of the first widely used web browsers, with a 20-year run. But, as technology advances, it is time to say goodbye to the outdated and potentially unsafe browser.


Why is Microsoft Disabling Internet Explorer?

Microsoft has recommended users to switch to the newer, more secure, and faster browser Microsoft Edge for some time now. Internet Explorer has not been updated to keep up with modern web standards, making it a security risk for users. This leaves them vulnerable to malware and other cyber threats.


How to Remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10

If you're still using Internet Explorer, it is time to make the switch to a more modern browser for a better browsing experience. You can remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10 using either the Control Panel or PowerShell. However, if you need Internet Explorer for compatibility with legacy websites or applications, it can also be disabled in Windows without removing it entirely.



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