First, there was news of Microsoft pulling out support for Windows 7 systems, then a statement from the company’s executive saying Windows 7 is a security risk. Now here comes another. Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. Along with Internet Explorer, the company will also stop supporting Windows 8.0.
So you are left with two options now: Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Why is this big news? Why is Microsoft’s decision not to support Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 and Windows 8 something you should be worried about? It means there will not be technical support for this operating system and browser. Also, by continuing to use them you are putting your system in danger. Hacking such systems become easier as there is no one to look after some of the important programs.
Microsoft is requesting anyone using Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10 to upgrade to IE 11, then uninstall the older version. Worried if Windows 8.1 may face the same in the coming days? Here comes the good news. Windows 8.1 will be supported until January 10, 2023.
The whole “discontinuation” of operating systems and software is happening to indirectly push Windows 10. After constant notifications and frequent reminders, the company has failed to convince many Windows users to switch to its latest operating system. Microsoft is hence coming up with different strategies every day, and in a way forcing users to upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1 and download Windows 10. How successful would this indirect bugging become is interesting to observe. We will keep you updated about it. Keep watching this space for more Microsoft news.