As the end of life for Microsoft’s Windows Internet Explorer (IE) browser approaches, it is important to take steps to update the default browser on your computer. The list of applications and websites that are no longer compatible with IE is growing and is beginning to include several apps and websites used at the University.
Microsoft recommends IE users move to Edge. OIT also recommends IE users move to an alternate browser to avoid future issues and recommends modern browsers, such as Edge, Chrome and Firefox.
The steps to move to Edge (or another browser) depend on whether your computer is a University computer managed by OIT (in a managed computer program or through the Kace agent), an un-managed University computer, or a personally-owned computer. The sections below describe steps and tips on updating your browser, for these scenarios.
See Microsoft document (link below) for expected IE11 behavior if user tries to launch starting Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Once you download and install the Edge Chromium (or other modern browser software), you will want to make it your preferred browser so all websites and pages open in this browser.
Many of us bookmark the Internet sites we visit often. These bookmarks are saved as part of your browser settings. When switching browsers, you can export the bookmarks from your old browser to your new one.
Following are links to instructions for importing your bookmarks to your new browser.
If you have an unmanaged University computer or a personally owned computer, you will need to take steps on your own to update your browser. If you would like to move to Microsoft’s Edge, be sure that you install the latest version, which is Edge Chromium.
Following are tips for transitioning your preferred browser to Edge Chromium.
Microsoft offers Edge Chromium on their website for download.
If Microsoft Edge is already installed on your computer, you should confirm that you have the most current version, which is Edge Chromium.
To check the version for the Edge you have installed, use Microsoft’s support steps in ‘Find out which version of Microsoft Edge you have.’
If you have version 44.x, or older, be sure to upgrade to latest version.
If you have an older or legacy version of Edge, download and follow the installation instructions provided on Microsoft’s download website for Edge.
If your computer is one of the University-managed computers, OIT has taken the following steps to help with the transition to Edge Chromium:
Your default browser was transitioned to Edge Chromium: