Microsoft to Retire and Disable Internet Explorer 11 Starting on June 15, 2022 | Action Required

by Jeffrey Firkin
Desktop & Applications Engineer

Microsoft has announced that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will no longer be supported on certain versions of Windows 10 starting June 15, 2022.

Windows 10 versions affected by this announcement are as follows:

  • Windows 10 client SKUs (version 20H2 and later)
  • Windows 10 IoT (version 20H2 and later)

The following Windows versions and Internet Explorer components are not affected:

  • Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer platform (MSHTML/Trident), including WebOC
  • Internet Explorer 11 desktop application on:
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)
    • Windows Server SAC (all versions)
    • Windows Server LTSC (all versions)
    • Windows 10 client LTSC (all versions)
    • Windows 10 IoT Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) (all versions)

Microsoft is encouraging all customers to move to Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode enabled to support websites or line-of-business applications requiring legacy browser support. Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge will be supported through 2029 at the latest.

Important Note: After June 15, 2022, the Internet Explorer desktop application will be disabled through a future Windows 10 cumulative monthly update and will automatically redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it.

Helient strongly recommends taking the necessary steps to prepare for this change, which includes testing all important websites in another browser or in Edge with Internet Explorer mode.  If you would like more information or assistance, please contact our industry-leading experts at