Microsoft forces you to switch to Microsoft Edge, in Windows 10: what happens with Internet Explorer

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Microsoft doesn’t give up when it comes to fighting for the best browser, even if it forces you to use Edge in a very aggressive way.

With each new version of Windows 10, Microsoft brings more or less obvious changes. Unfortunately, many of them may stress you out or force you to adapt to the new whims of Redmond engineers.

This time, the latest Windows update once again draws your attention to the strange relationship that Microsoft has with Internet Explorer. If you are still an IE user, the US company will simply refuse to upload your popular sites, forcing you to migrate to Microsoft Edge.

It’s hard to tell how many sites will be affected, but on quick analysis, YouTube, Twitter or Instagram will refuse to upload to Internet Explorer on Windows 10. The first to notice the change were from ZDNet, but at the moment it is difficult to understand exactly how significant the consequences are.

In any case, it will take effect for most Windows 10 users in mid-November, when Microsoft releases the next version of Edge. From then on, approximately 1150 sites will no longer run on Internet Explorer. If you try to access them, you’ll be notified that you need to use the new Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, to load your web pages.

The list of sites seems to be updated via a DLL file that Microsoft included in the Edge installation over the summer, even though it hasn’t been active so far. Internet Explorer loads that DLL at startup similar to any other extension, and when you enter certain sites, you will encounter the following Web page with a message as clear as possible, written in English: “You have been redirected to Microsoft Edge where you can continue browsing without interruption. If you come across a site that needs Internet Explorer, you can upload it in Internet Explorer mode without leaving Microsoft Edge. ”

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