Why Windows 7, 8 Users Must Upgrade to Internet Explorer 11
On Tuesday (Jan. 12), Microsoft officially phased out support for Internet Explorer versions 7 through 10, which means the company will no longer release security update patches for the browser. People who do not use the Microsoft Web browser may have ignored this news, but a warning from a Microsoft employee revealed that PC owners should be paying attention to what IE version they have installed.
In his blog post, Altimore explained how other programs on your computer that access the internet rely on these controllers, handlers and rendering engines to access the internet, so if your PC isn't running Windows 10 and cannot use Edge, it is relying on the technologies included in Internet Explorer. Fortunately, Microsoft makes it easy to get the latest and most secure version of the Web browser, and we've got step-by-step instructions to keep you up to date:
How To Update Internet Explorer
You can download Internet Explorer directly from Microsoft, but if you set IE to automatically update, you won't need to worry about this again:
1. Click on the Start icon.
2. Type in "Internet Explorer."
3. Select Internet Explorer.
4. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner.
5. Select About Internet Explorer.
6. Check the box next to Install new versions automatically.
7. Click Close.
Now Internet Explorer will automatically stay up to date, keeping Windows' internet services patched.