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Transfer Plug-ins to new OS

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I am creating a dual boot PC with Win XP and Win 7. I have Firefox on my XP side with lots of plugins. Is there a way to load all those plugins from my XP to my 7 without having to reload all of them? Are they all stored in a folder somewhere that I can just copy over?

I am creating a dual boot PC with Win XP and Win 7. I have Firefox on my XP side with lots of plugins. Is there a way to load all those plugins from my XP to my 7 without having to reload all of them? Are they all stored in a folder somewhere that I can just copy over?

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Some add-ons can work any or most or only some platforms. You must go to the add-on's web page and check.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Update
  • Heppkat Communicator
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.71.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • np-mswmp
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • 6.0.12.775
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.7.157
  • 4.0.60310.0
  • Unity Player 4.3.7f1
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.3
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0

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FredMcD
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Some add-ons can work any or most or only some platforms. You must go to the add-on's web page and check.

Some add-ons can work any '''or''' most '''or''' only some platforms. You must go to the add-on's web page and check.
the-edmeister
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You need to install the programs that supply each of those plugins on both operating systems. Firefox "finds" each plugin via Windows Registry strings; each version of Windows has its' own Registry.

You need to install the programs that supply each of those plugins on both operating systems. Firefox "finds" each plugin via Windows Registry strings; each version of Windows has its' own Registry.