Microsoft confirms it will NEVER EVER remove IE from Windows 10

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Internet Explorer is a web browser that has been around with Windows since the very beginning.
  • Microsoft confirmed that Internet Explorer will continue to be part of Windows 10 until the very end.
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Internet Explorer is a browser that comes pre-installed on every Windows version, including Windows 10. Unfortunately, IE failed to impress Windows users who switched to third-party solutions for web browsing.

As you all know, the tech giant is now promoting a new browser: Chromium Edge.

As a matter of fact, Microsoft announced that a new feature called IE Mode would be part of the new browser very soon. This means that users will no longer have to use Internet Explorer separately. 

Will Microsoft remove Internet Explorer?

Recently, a team from Microsoft started a new conversation on Reddit and encouraged users to ask questions about the latest preview builds of Microsoft Edge.

Apparently, users are concerned about Microsoft completely removing IE11 from Windows 10. In fact, one Redditor directly asked Microsoft this question:

With the introduction of IE mode in edge, are there any plans to remove ie11 as a standalone browser in windows 10?

Internet Explorer users may be glad to learn that Microsoft has no plans to remove IE11 from Windows. The native Windows browser will be included in all the upcoming Windows 10 versions. That clearly means that Microsoft will continue to support IE11 forever and ever. 

IE11 will continue to be supported on the lifecycle of the OS – . No plans to remove IE11. Thanks! 


However, if you ever get bored using IE, you can upgrade to a fast, reliable, and privacy-focused browser.

We recommend downloading and installing Opera, a web browser built with the Chromium engine, just like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

This tool blocks third-party trackers and cookies from accessing and selling your user data, all while providing you with lightning-fast browsing speeds.

So, what are you waiting for? Are you ready to take the leap into a new browsing era? If the answer is yes, then hit the download button below.



Enjoy an alternative to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in the form of this lightning-fast web browser.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2019 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.