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On January 12, 2016 Microsoft officially ended both technical and security patch support for older versions of Internet Explorer (IE) and now will only support the latest Internet Explorer 11. The dropped support impacts IE 8, 9, and 10 on Windows 7 and IE 10 on Windows 8. The only exception is IE 9 on Vista with Service Pack 2, since it’s the latest IE supported on Vista, but that also ends¬†April 11, 2017. Receiving the latest security patches for Internet Explorer 11 requires Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. ITS recommends you upgrade your browser to IE 11, if you have Windows 7 or newer, and/or use the latest version of Firefox or Chrome. When your web browser no longer receives¬†security patches you can be vulnerable to attacks from exploits. You can also still upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 for free, officially until July 2016, view instructions at our Windows 10 Upgrade Guide. You can get IE 11 from Windows Update or download it for Windows 7. For full details about the dropped IE support see this Microsoft blog post.