Warning: The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.
This issue occurs in the following scenario:
The User Account Control (UAC) setting is disabled.
The account is a non-administrator account that has certain group membership or the User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode setting is disabled.
To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.
For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 2976627.
For more information about security update 2976627, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2976627 MS14-051: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: August 12, 2014
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.