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Microsoft Ends Support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

infotech.NEWS January 2016

Users are encouraged to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 as soon as possible.

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Microsoft will release its last update for Internet Explorer (IE) 8, 9 and 10 on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The last patch will include an "End of Life" notification, asking users to upgrade. After this date, older versions of IE will be vulnerable to more security issues.

Windows 7 users are encouraged to upgrade to IE 11 as soon as possible. Most Windows 8 computers should already be at IE 11, but should upgrade if not. Windows 10 computers default to Edge (the latest version of IE).

To see if your Windows 7 or 8 computer is up to date, open Internet Explorer and visit the Install or uninstall Internet Explorer site.

Note that Windows 7 computers will need to have Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed prior to upgrading to IE 11. If you need SP1 installed, you may want to work with ITSS as this can be complicated and time consuming. Contact the ITSS HelpDesk for assistance (x8847).

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