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Internet Explorer, is a proprietary and no longer recommended web browser developed by Microsoft. Internet Explorer has been included with a variety of devices throughout its lifespan such as Windows, Windows Phone, macOS, Xbox 360, Xbox One and others.

Release Released Security and technical support
11 9 years ago
(13 Nov 2013)
Ended 7 months ago
(14 Jun 2022)
11 LTSB 9 years ago
(13 Nov 2013)
Ends in 8 years
(14 Oct 2031)
11 LTSC 9 years ago
(13 Nov 2013)
Ends in 8 years
(14 Oct 2031)
11 Server 9 years ago
(13 Nov 2013)
Ends in 8 years
(14 Oct 2031)
11 Embedded 9 years ago
(13 Nov 2013)
Ends in 8 years
(14 Oct 2031)
10 10 years ago
(30 Oct 2012)
Ended 2 years and 12 months ago
(31 Jan 2020)
9 11 years ago
(15 Mar 2011)
Ended 7 years ago
(12 Jan 2016)
8 13 years ago
(17 Jun 2009)
Ended 7 years ago
(12 Jan 2016)
7 16 years ago
(18 Oct 2006)
Ends in 8 months
(10 Oct 2023)

Microsoft recommends users to transition to Microsoft Edge, there is an Internet Explorer mode included and supported till 2029.

Special notes

  • Internet Explorer is end of life on June 14, 2022 for Semi-Annual channel Windows installs (Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, Workstations editions), regardless of their accompanying operating system’s life cycle.
  • Internet Explorer 11 is supported on LTSB, LTSC and Server for their appropriate operating system’s life cycle, including ESU. For exceptions to this see Microsoft’s documentation.
  • End of life date for Internet Explorer 11 on non-semi-annual channel Windows installs is based on the end of life date of Windows Server 2022’s extended end date. But if the operating system that Internet Explorer 11 is installed on loses support prior to this then your installation is unsupported.

More information is available on the Internet Explorer website.


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This page was last updated on 27 January 2023.