However, according to Microsoft, the farewell should be made by installments: if you call up Internet Explorer (IE) today, you will most likely still be able to open and use it as usual. Redirected to the Edge more and more often But gradually over the next few months, users should be redirected to the successor Edge more and more often if they double-click the IE icon. If you still absolutely need IE, for example to run special, older applications that no longer run in modern browser environments, you will find the so-called IE mode in the Edge browser for this purpose. Explorer lives on as a simulation This mode can simulate Internet Explorer, but is by far the safer environment. For the IE mode in Edge, Microsoft gives a feature guarantee until at least 2029. The final is expected by users at some point as part of a future Windows update. After that, redirects will be over, according to Microsoft’s plan. IE is then permanently disabled, all icons and symbols of the browser are automatically removed from the computers.