Next week, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser (IE) will begin displaying nag notices to users who have not upgraded to the latest available for their operating system.

Users can disable those notices and continue running retired editions without the disruption of the in-browser warnings.

On Jan. 12, Microsoft will deliver the final security updates for IE8, IE9 and IE10 on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to make good on an August 2014 announcement that it would shut off patches and other support for those browsers on the OS. Other versions of Windows will also show the nags to users still running older editions of IE: Those running Windows Vista, for example, will see the alert if they are still on IE7, the browser that was originally bundled with the 2006 operating system, or on IE8, the 2009 follow-up.

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