Internet Explorer End of Life

Important Notice

  • On Feb. 14, 2023, the out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application will be permanently disabled on certain versions of Windows 10.
  • IE 11 end-of-life is part of the February 2023 Windows security update to university-owned computers.


What can you do to prepare?

Let IT Services know if you are required to use IE

If your department uses web applications that require Internet Explorer, you should inform the IT Services TechSquad at to ensure that it's compatible with Edge or another web browser.

Some applications may work in Edge's IE Compatibility Mode as a temporary solution until the web application is properly updated.

Import your IE favorites into Microsoft Edge

For the best experience, IT Services recommends you import your data from IE11 to Microsoft Edge before Microsoft retires and removes the IE11 browser.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Copy...
    ...and paste into Edge's location bar.

    Edge location bar

  3. Edge displays a settings screen titled "Your Profile." Click Import browser data.

    Import your data

  4. The "Import browser data" screen appears. In the "Import from other browsers" section, click Choose what to import.

    Choose what to import

  5. An "Import browser data" prompt appears. Uncheck "Saved passwords" and "Browser history." Click Import.

    Import data prompt

  6. Edge imports your data from IE11. When complete, Edge displays an "All done!" message. Click Done.

    All done


Please note that you do not need to take any action to remove Internet Explorer from your computer. IT Services encourages you to use Microsoft Edge.

If you experience issues or need assistance, please contact the IT Services TechSquad at or (414) 288-7799.