How to Open Old Web Pages in Internet Explorer on Windows 10

Internet Explorer shortcut on a Windows 10 desktop.

We are in 2019, but some companies and public organizations still have old websites that are not working properly in newer web browsers. Windows 10 still includes Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft is committed to supporting it with security updates.

We recommend avoiding Internet Explorer when possible. It's old and old-fashioned. It does not include modern web features and is probably easier to attack than modern web browsers. Use it only when necessary – which, for most people, should not be much.

Even Microsoft recommends avoiding Internet Explorer and encourages you to use Microsoft Edge instead. Microsoft, Chris Jackson, has called Internet Explorer "compatibility solution"-No modern web browser you should use.

How to open a web page in IE from Edge

If you use Microsoft Edge, you can quickly open Web pages in Internet Explorer if necessary.

To do this, click Menu> More Tools> Open With Internet Explorer. Edge will launch IE and open the current web page.

Opening a Web page in Internet Explorer from Microsoft Edge.

How to launch Internet Explorer on Windows 10

You do not have to use Edge to launch IE. You can launch Internet Explorer and use it normally. Internet Explorer is in the Start menu.

To launch Internet Explorer on Windows 10, click the Start button, search for "Internet Explorer," and then press Enter or click the "Internet Explorer" shortcut.

If you use Internet Explorer a lot, you can pin it to your taskbar, make a thumbnail on the Start menu, or create a shortcut on the desktop.

Start Internet Explorer from the Windows 10 Start menu.

Do not you see Internet Explorer in your Start menu? The IE feature can be removed – it is installed by default, but you can delete it.

Go to Control Panel> Programs> Enable or Disable Windows Features. (You can also launch Control Panel by also searching it in the Start menu.) Make sure "Internet Explorer 11" is checked in the feature list here, and then click "OK."

Enable Internet Explorer from Windows features.

How to automatically open specific websites in IE

Windows 10 offers system administrators a "Business modeAdministrators can add a list of Web sites to the Enterprise Mode list.When a user visits a list site in Microsoft Edge, Edge automatically opens that Web page in Internet Explorer 11.

This allows users to use the Microsoft Edge browser normally. Rather than manually launching IE, Edge will launch it automatically when it navigates to a website that requires Internet Explorer.

This option is part of Windows Group Policy. The "Configure the site list in enterprise mode" option is located in Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Microsoft Edge .

Configuring the list of sites in Enterprise Mode on Windows 10.

All this will probably change a bit with the launch of the new Microsoft Edge. It will be based on Chromium, the open source project that forms the basis of the Google Chrome web browser. But Internet Explorer, in one form or another, should be part of Windows 10 in the near future. It is always necessary for websites that require ActiveX and browser helper objects.

IE might soon be the best way to use old websites requires Adobe Flash soon on Windows too.

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