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How can I override internet explorer's blockage of my download to XP?

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I just restored a fifteen year old computer. It runs on Windows XP. When I go in on internet explorer and try to download Firefox, I get security messages. I've tried to override the blockage by going to security in tools, but nothing works.

I just restored a fifteen year old computer. It runs on Windows XP. When I go in on internet explorer and try to download Firefox, I get security messages. I've tried to override the blockage by going to security in tools, but nothing works.

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Can you download Firefox directly from the CDN server?

Latest Firefox release:

Try this:

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Can you download Firefox directly from the CDN server?

Latest Firefox release:

Try this:

Can you download Firefox directly from the CDN server? Latest Firefox release: *http://download.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/ Try this: *Download the Firefox installer and save the file to the desktop<br>https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ *Start the installation with a double-click on the desktop icon

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Thank you for your fast reply. I'm having to give up on connecting to the internet on XP. I haven't used this computer for 7 years. I have certificate errors. Microsoft no longer supports XP. I've enjoyed viewing the files I put on this computer as early as 2001. I may update the motherboard and move on to a later version of windows.

Thank you for your fast reply. I'm having to give up on connecting to the internet on XP. I haven't used this computer for 7 years. I have certificate errors. Microsoft no longer supports XP. I've enjoyed viewing the files I put on this computer as early as 2001. I may update the motherboard and move on to a later version of windows.
cor-el
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You can download Firefox on any other computer and save the file to an USB stick to install the file on the Windows XP computer. You need at least XP service pack 2 or better SP 3.

You can download Firefox on any other computer and save the file to an USB stick to install the file on the Windows XP computer. You need at least XP service pack 2 or better SP 3. *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/system-requirements/

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Thank you. I downloaded the setup file on a Windows 7 computer, moved it to my XP computer and ran the setup.

Thank you. I downloaded the setup file on a Windows 7 computer, moved it to my XP computer and ran the setup.