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Internet Explorer 11 is being phased out.


Willy2

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I still am using IE 11. But I noticed that more and more websites are not working that well or not all anymore when I try to visit those websites with IE 11. So, gradually I am using more and more e.g. MS Edge & Chrome. This a REAL pity because there were some nice programs that worked well in combination with IE, were specially designed to work with IE (11). And I still have to find some good replacements for some programs that work well/in a similar way with e.g. Chrome or Edge.

 

With some Google-ing I found the following interesting articles:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/microsoft-365-apps-say-farewell-to-internet-explorer-11-and/ba-p/1591666

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/05/19/the-future-of-internet-explorer-on-windows-10-is-in-microsoft-edge/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/internet-explorer-microsoft-edge

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/extended-security-updates

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/internet-explorer-11-desktop-app-retirement-faq/ba-p/2366549

 

From what I read in these links:

1)) IE (11) will be finally retired, even for (all ?? / some ??) versions of Windows 10 on june 15, 2022.

2)) Other applications (e.g. MS 365, MS Teams) will, bit by bit, no longer (flawlessly) work with IE 11. This has already started with MS Teams.

3)) "Extended Security Updates" (ESUs) for IE (for Windows 7 only) will stop in the year 2023.

System setup: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/gcNzIPEjEb0B2khOOBVCHPc

 

A discussion always stimulates the braincells !!!

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I uninstalled it months ago, although CCleaner always finds something and still cleans parts of it, so it really isn't completely gone from my system.

As for some websites not working with it, well that's not exactly a recent thing, some websites never really worked correct with it. Although, I remember a few years ago trying to get returns done via Amazon.com was always an issue in Firefox and Chromium with the way their system was setup back then, however the old Internet Explorer always worked.

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8 hours ago, Andavari said:

I uninstalled it months ago, although CCleaner always finds something and still cleans parts of it, so it really isn't completely gone from my system.

Lots of things use IE's storage locations as a convinent place to put junkfiles, even if IE is no longer on your system.

CCleaner itself puts a couple of files in there every time you launch CCleaner.
Which is why CCleaner always finds something to clean in 'Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files' - it's put them there itself.
You can tell they are from CCleaner if you open them and read the contents.

*** Out of Beer Error ->->-> Recovering Memory ***

Worried about 'Tracking Files'? Worried about why some files come back after cleaning? See this link:
https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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- Did you fully un-install (remove the files) or just all references to the program ? Because I know that some programs are still using the IE (11) "rendering engine". And "Outlook Express Classic" is one of them. MS Autoroute & MS Works / Office are 2 other programs from the past (about the year 2002) I still use on a (fairly) regular basis and still need parts of IE. (I do hope these will continue to work on future operating systems).

- One of the articles above say that Edge has/will have a "IE Mode". That would assume that after june 2022 any new version of Windows (10 or 11) won't come with IE 11 or (perhaps) will completely remove IE 11. According to my experience such "modes" are never fully like the "original thing". It was always some sort of "half baked" substitute that never has the full functionality of the old program (code). Well, we'll have to wait and see. 

- Is there any news about the "rendering engine" of Edge ? I read a few years ago that the "engine" still was "under development" and that some developers "wouldn't touch it", were still relying on the IE rendering engine. Google-ling didn't help to find anything definitive / usefull. The fact that MS is now announcing the retirement of IE would suggets that the rendering engine of Edge is fully developed, (fairly) free of bugs and ready to be used.

System setup: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/gcNzIPEjEb0B2khOOBVCHPc

 

A discussion always stimulates the braincells !!!

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8 hours ago, nukecad said:

Lots of things use IE's storage locations as a convinent place to put junkfiles, even if IE is no longer on your system.

CCleaner itself puts a couple of files in there every time you launch CCleaner.
Which is why CCleaner always finds something to clean in 'Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files' - it's put them there itself.
You can tell they are from CCleaner if you open them and read the contents.

Yeah.

 

6 hours ago, Willy2 said:

- Did you fully un-install (remove the files) or just all references to the program ?

I just used what's built into Windows 10 that allows it to be removed, I however did not use the Power Shell method.

How I removed it:
Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Internet Explorer 11

See here for instructions, screenshots, and in case it needs to be reinstalled:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-remove-internet-explorer-11-windows-10

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