Last updated: October 21, 2017
Microsoft ended support for old versions of Internet Explorer on January 12, 2016. Users still running Internet Explorer version 8, 9 or 10 should get Internet Explorer 11 to ensure the ongoing safety of their computer. By ending support, Microsoft will not provide updates for older versions, including security updates. Nor will technical support be offered.
Security is certainly an adequate reason to keep your web browser up to date. Upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 not only helps the security of your system, but can also improve performance. Web pages will render faster, for example. Users of old versions will keep up with the IE Jones’ too. According to StatCounter, 10% of users chose Internet Explorer 11 as their browser of choice in December 2015. The next highest Internet Explorer version on the list was version 8, garnering just under 2% in the same month.
Most users can get Internet Explorer 11 by using Windows Update. To run Windows Update on your computer, click the Start button, and type Windows Update into the search field. Click Windows Update under Programs in the search results. Click the Check for updates link. Look for Internet Explorer 11 under Optional updates, check its box, then click the Install updates button.
Users can get Internet Explorer 11 from the Microsoft web site too. Begin by selecting your Windows version from the Select Product Version pull-down menu.
If prompted for User Account Control, input your administrator password, then click Yes to continue. When the File Download – Security Warning dialog displays, click the Run button.
Internet Explorer 11 will install on your computer. Once the installation process completes, a prompt to restart your computer displays. If you have any open programs, save your work, then click the Restart now button to continue. If it is not a good time to restart, click the Restart later button instead to complete the installation.
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