Microsoft rolled out the KB5022834 update for Windows 10 20H2, 21H2, and 22H2 on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2023, increasing the build numbers to 19042.2604, 19044.2604, and 19045.2604. This update contains all the content of the optional update (KB5019275) in January this year, which solved security issues of some Windows operating systems, added storage reminders when OneDrive is approaching the storage limit, fixed some IoT devices that might stop playing audio, and caused Explorer and taskbar to stop responding, etc.
Additionally, Microsoft says that using the Microsoft Edge update on some versions of Windows 10 will permanently turn off the discontinued, unsupported Internet Explorer 11 desktop application. Microsoft has phased out Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022, and its related extensions will be discontinued. This means that Internet Explorer, which was released on August 15, 1995, will now disappear from the Windows operating system of mainstream users.
Microsoft confirmed in 2015 that it would abandon Internet Explorer and replace it with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. In recent years, Microsoft’s services have also gradually stopped supporting Internet Explorer, such as Microsoft 365 online services.
According to previous Microsoft statements, Internet Explorer will be phased out on Windows 10 20H2 and later versions. Applications that embed web content through the Internet Explorer platform (MSHTML/Trident) engine will remain unchanged after Internet Explorer 11 is retired and will continue to be supported. Additionally, Microsoft Edge’s Internet Explorer mode is still supported until at least 2029.