Learn about the end of support for older versions of Internet Explorer, the benefits of upgrading to Internet Explorer 11, and the resources available to help you upgrade successfully.
End of support is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer.
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Microsoft recommends that customers running older versions of Internet Explorer upgrade to the most recent version, which is Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
For a complete list of browser/OS combinations supported after January 12, 2016, please see the Microsoft Support Life cycle FAQ for Internet Explorer.
What are the benefits of upgrading to Internet Explorer 11?Internet Explorer 11 is a consistent, reliable browser platform for enterprise web apps. Most large organizations have a wide variety of web apps that have evolved over the past 20 years. Only Internet Explorer 11 offers the security, manageability, performance, backward compatibility, and modern standards support that large web app portfolios need.
I want to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11. Now what?As an end user, you most likely have Automatic Updates turned on, and have already upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 without having to do anything. If you haven't turned on Automatic Updates yet, do so now by clicking the Check for Updates button on the Windows Update portion of Control Panel to get started.
If you manage computers on behalf of your organization, there are several resources that can help IT professionals upgrade those computers to Internet Explorer 11: