Microsoft ends support for Windows 8, some IE versions

Microsoft announced changes for support for some of their software:

  • Today is the last day updates will be released for Windows 8. After today you need to upgrade for free to Windows 8.1 via the Microsoft Store or to Windows 10 for free [because of you are using Windows 8 and not Windows 8.1, you will need to download a copy (using the Media Creation Tool) or get a copy of the DVD].
  • Today is the last day Microsoft supports .net Framework 4.0, 4.5 or 4.5.1. You must be at 4.5.2 or later. The easiest way to tell is to go to the Programs & Features applet in the Control Panel and see what’s listed. [Windows 10 users are already updated.]
  • Today is the last day for support for anything other than the following: Internet Explorer 9 on Vista and internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 is already included with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Since Windows 8 isn’t supported, neither is Internet Explorer 10.

For whatever reason, if you haven’t upgraded to the latest browser supported, today’s updates from Microsoft will be the last.

Included with the last update is some nagware from Microsoft. Once every 72 hours [or then next time you use Internet Explorer], you will receive a notification that your browser isn’t supported and not at the latest.

If you wish to stop this, you can follow the lengthy here, or use my handy registry fixes below.

If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_IE11_SECURITY_EOL_NOTIFICATION]
“iexplore.exe”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_IE11_SECURITY_EOL_NOTIFICATION]
“iexplore.exe”=dword:00000001

If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_IE11_SECURITY_EOL_NOTIFICATION]
“iexplore.exe”=dword:00000001

Also note that if you decide to try to remove Internet Explorer, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 first and then uninstall Internet Explorer 11 [and version behind that]. The reason, they say, is because Microsoft includes some common operating system updates and while Internet Explorer will be removed, the updates won’t but could help in system stability, etc.

Note: As usual, use at your own risk.

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