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Firefox says it is downloading new material and then stops. Is my operating system simply too old?

Firefox says it is downloading new material and then stops. Is my operating system simply too old?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 5.00 for Netscape

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.0; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 28.0.0.137

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 28.0.0.137 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4227 solutions 59004 answers

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/system-requirements/ https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/notes/

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Download Firefox Full Version For All languages And Systems https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/get-latest-version-firefox-windows-xp-vista

You can install the Firefox ESR 52 version which will get security updates into early 2018, to get "more time" using Firefox.

ESR

Firefox; Extended Support Release {web link} ESR Notes System Requirements

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/system-requirements/ https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/notes/ http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Download Firefox Full Version For All languages And Systems https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/get-latest-version-firefox-windows-xp-vista You can install the Firefox ESR 52 version which will get security updates into early 2018, to get "more time" using Firefox. :ESR [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/ Firefox; Extended Support Release] {web link} [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/notes/ ESR Notes] [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/system-requirements/ System Requirements]
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
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henrydepew said

Is my operating system simply too old?

Yes, Windows 2000 is much too old!

Windows 2000 was a great improvement over Windows 98, and Windows XP was better. Now even XP has reached the end of the road with Firefox 52 (extended support release).

You could consider using Linux, but there may be some challenges with interoperability if your system configuration is uncommon. Ultimately, you may need a new system (or a new used system) to get a modern browser running.

''henrydepew [[#question-1199353|said]]'' <blockquote>Is my operating system simply too old? </blockquote> Yes, Windows 2000 is much too old! Windows 2000 was a great improvement over Windows 98, and Windows XP was better. Now even XP has reached the end of the road with Firefox 52 (extended support release). You could consider using Linux, but there may be some challenges with interoperability if your system configuration is uncommon. Ultimately, you may need a new system (or a new used system) to get a modern browser running.
James
  • Moderator
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henrydepew said

Firefox says it is downloading new material and then stops. Is my operating system simply too old?

It is to old. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-windows-2000

Firefox 13.0 and later required Windows XP at minimum at least until 53.0 and later when WinXP/Vista was dropped and only supported by Firefox 52 ESR.

Not sure if the method of updating Win2000 mentioned in this thread http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2482475 is still possible to get a more current version like Firefox 52.5.3 ESR or even 45.9.0 ESR installed.

''henrydepew [[#question-1199353|said]]'' <blockquote> Firefox says it is downloading new material and then stops. Is my operating system simply too old? </blockquote> It is to old. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-windows-2000 Firefox 13.0 and later required Windows XP at minimum at least until 53.0 and later when WinXP/Vista was dropped and only supported by Firefox 52 ESR. Not sure if the method of updating Win2000 mentioned in this thread http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2482475 is still possible to get a more current version like Firefox 52.5.3 ESR or even 45.9.0 ESR installed.

Modified by James