The direct replacement from Microsoft will be Microsoft Edge browser which is already there in windows 10 as default.

Microsoft has released the first build of Windows 10 without the Internet Explorer web browser for Windows Insiders in the development channel. “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application is retired as of this Insider Preview release,” Microsoft’s Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc. saying. According to Microsoft, Internet Explorer 11 will be permanently retired from various versions and editions of Windows 10 in June 2022, and will be replaced by the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.

The retirement of Internet Explorer affects desktop apps delivered through the Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) to systems running Windows 10 client SKUs (version 20H2 and later) and Windows 10 IoT. (version 20H2 and later). When the retirement date arrives next year, Internet Explorer desktop apps will be disabled and users will be redirected to Microsoft Edge when they launch them. However, the legacy web browser will be supported by Microsoft Edge's IE mode until at least 2029.

"Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode ('IE mode') built in, so you can access those legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications straight from Microsoft Edge," said Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge Partner Group Program Manager.

"With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10."

In terms of what else is new in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21387, there isn't much to speak of. Microsoft stated that it will disable the Eco mode in Task Manager to improve the user experience, but that is all. The rest is a collection of bug fixes and known issues.

For the time being, just be aware that when you install this version of Windows 10, Internet Explorer will be disabled and you will be forced to use Edge. However, if you're still using Internet Explorer, it's unclear what you're doing on the cutting edge of Windows previews.

Why Microsoft Edge?

They provide a path to the future of the web while respecting its past with Microsoft Edge. They knew that change was necessary, but they didn't want to abandon dependable, still-functional websites and applications. They are here to assist you in making the transition to Microsoft Edge's more comprehensive browsing experience and to explain why we believe it will meet your needs, both at home and in the workplace.

Reason #1 – Improved compatibility
Reason #2 – Streamlined productivity
Reason #3 – Better browser security

How this impacts you

If you use Internet Explorer at home, we recommend that you switch to Microsoft Edge before June 15, 2022, to enjoy a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience.

Microsoft Edge Alternatives & Competitors


Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world and Chrome-built, the speed, simplicity and performance benchmark in Chrome. Google Chrome has a very simple user interface, deep enough customisation features to keep most users happy, and a massive extension library.

Chrome is compatible with Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. To quickly sync your bookmarks, settings, and passwords, you can log in to the browser on any platform. In addition, Google updates the browser on a regular basis to add new features and improve performance.

If you frequently use Google's services and want your browser to include extensions for nearly anything, Chrome is the way to go. And if you want a stable web browser that just works, Chrome is a great alternative to Microsoft Edge.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox is a popular web browser that is also open source. Most people use the browser on a daily basis because it is quick, flexible, and stable. Mozilla Firefox includes built-in video chat and instant messaging capabilities, comes preinstalled with the superb Pocket read-it-later service, and is one of the few browsers that prioritizes user privacy.

Firefox is an excellent browser for those who value privacy without sacrificing capabilities. Firefox is a fantastic project to support if you support Open Source Software (OSS).