Microsoft has released the first version of Windows 10 without the Internet Explorer browser for Dev Channel Insiders.
"Internet Explorer 11 has been withdrawn from this version of Insider Preview," said Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc of Microsoft.
As Microsoft announced on Wednesday, Internet Explorer 11 will be permanently withdrawn from several versions of Windows 10 and will be replaced by Microsoft Edge in June 2022.
After the browser's retirement date next year, Internet Explorer will turn off and automatically redirect users to Microsoft Edge when someone tries to open it.
However, the old web browser will "work" through the IE mode of Microsoft Edge that will be supported at least until 2029.
It can be activated from the internal URL edge: // settings / defaultbrowser. There, click on 'Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer,' and restart your browser.
"Microsoft Edge has built-in Internet Explorer ('IE mode') functionality to access older Web Explorer-based websites and applications directly from Microsoft Edge," said Sean Lyndersay, CEO of Microsoft Edge Partner Group .
"With Microsoft Edge capable of taking on this responsibility and more, Internet Explorer 11 will be retired on June 15, 2022, for some versions of Windows 10."
More information about Edge IE functionality and compatibility can be found in the video below.
The latest Dev version of Windows 10 also removes the "Eco mode" feature
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21387, released today, also disables Task Manager's "Eco mode" feature released last month to allow users to stop processes that use resources to free up memory and CPU for other tasks.
This feature was released to some Insiders on the Dev Channel to help Microsoft identify issues that could affect performance and reliability.
After asking Insiders to comment on the new feature, Microsoft removed it.
This version of Windows 10 comes with many fixes in stability and performance :. Read it changelog.