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Microsoft had been focusing on promoting the upgrade versions for its product line. This has made them end the support that they had been offering a few favorite products. However, support for a product cannot be extended beyond a stipulated time line. Hence, Microsoft has finally decided to stop offering security updates for its Internet Explorer 11. This applies to Windows 7 computers used by home and small businesses who have not successfully applied for their security updates for IE11.
In order to enjoy patch privilege, Microsoft users have to follow the guidelines and download the patches before the deadline set by Microsoft. This was applied while Windows 8.1 upgrade patch were released for Windows 8 users. June 10 was the deadline given by Microsoft and they urged their users to download the patch before the end date. Crossing the deadline would make the users lose their privilege over the patch and they could not further upgrade from their current platform.
The new move by Microsoft had affected only IE and not Windows 7 platform. The users who have not yet installed IE security update that was released on April 8 will not receive the update released on June 10. The update released on April 8 is called as MS14-018.
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Users who made use of Windows update to download and install fixes could not install the update released on June 10. This means, only after installing MS14-018 successfully, could a user install the update released on June 10. It is always essential to stay alert so that you can successfully download the update patches before the deadline. There is no use contacting Microsoft support for assistance, if you have not made use of your opportunity.
According to the report given in a June support document, the computers that run IE11 and those who have updates like update 2919355 or update 2929437 installed could download the new update. The new update is meant to fix about 59 vulnerabilities out of which 47 are applicable to IE11. The upcoming updates will require IE to have the above updates installed. This means, those who have not yet downloaded the above update cannot install the new update.
Going forward, you need to take care of updating your Microsoft products before the deadline so that you can avoid losing patch privileges. Those who have missed the opportunity can download IE patches after installing MS14-018. If you have any queries, you may contact Microsoft support for assistance.
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