Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

Microsoft Patch Tuesday kills off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Ian Paul | Jan. 13, 2016
Support for Windows 8 is over, as is most support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. If you haven't done so already now is the time to upgrade.

If you can’t be bothered to check don’t sweat it. A patch rolling out today for Windows 7 will detect the version of IE you have and then continue to bug you until you upgrade.

The only exception to the end of IE versions 8 through 10 will be Windows Vista, which will continue to get support for Internet Explorer 9. IE9 was the last version of the browser built for the OS. But that support won’t run for much longer. Microsoft will end support for Vista in April 2017, which means the OS will cease receiving security updates all together—just like Windows 8 and XP.

Microsoft’s latest round of security patches start rolling out Tuesday but may take a few days before they land on your system.

 

Previous Page  1  2 

Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.