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Microsoft Plans to End Support for IE8, IE9 and IE10 on Windows 7 Four Years Early

Published: 25 February 2015

ID: G00274170

Analyst(s): David Smith , Michael Silver


Microsoft is eliminating support for all but the latest version of IE supported in each version of Windows and Windows Server. CIOs and endpoint computing managers running Windows 7 that have found it difficult to move beyond IE8 now only have until January 2016 before support ends.

Table Of Contents
  • Impact


  • Microsoft's Support Life Cycle

Impact and Recommendations

  • Microsoft's announcement that it would end support for all but the latest version of IE on 12 January 2016 means that CIOs and endpoint computing managers running versions of IE prior to IE11 on Windows 7 will need to take action to reduce potential security issues

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