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I need to install Firefox on a Windows XP system (SP3)

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I have an old Thinkpad on which I have been running Windows XP to maintain access to Autocad. I have recently repaired the unit and it is running XP and Autocad but I need Internet access for which I need Firefox. How can I download a Firefox and Installer that will run on this system???? The Thinkpad is a R50p, 32 bit. I presently have access to the Internet through the Internet Explorer that comes with the Win XP disk via hard wire to the router but it will only handle 1 search before it crashes.

I have an old Thinkpad on which I have been running Windows XP to maintain access to Autocad. I have recently repaired the unit and it is running XP and Autocad but I need Internet access for which I need Firefox. How can I download a Firefox and Installer that will run on this system???? The Thinkpad is a R50p, 32 bit. I presently have access to the Internet through the Internet Explorer that comes with the Win XP disk via hard wire to the router but it will only handle 1 search before it crashes.

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You can, however, I would not suggest connecting that computer to the internet. It will be a very bad idea, and should not be done.

If you must, please install Firefox ESR 52. But again, please don't connect that laptop to the internet.

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You can, however, I would not suggest connecting that computer to the internet. It will be a very bad idea, and should not be done.

If you must, please install Firefox ESR 52. But again, please don't connect that laptop to the internet.

You can, however, I would not suggest connecting that computer to the internet. It will be a very bad idea, and should not be done. If you must, please install Firefox ESR 52. But again, please don't connect that laptop to the internet.

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Tyler,

Thanks for the reply. I havent been able to try it yet but hoping for the best. I have to go from my laptop to a CD to the target. Then, try the install. I assume the reason for the concern about connecting to the Internet is hackers, etc. I need to connect to the Internet briefly to download a printer driver and then I will go totally offline. I am retired and have some old AutoCAD software which I just cant afford to replace. With this offline setup, I can design and make planters, etc out of wood which cost me $150 in material and I can sell for $400. But I need the AutoCAD for the designing. At age 80, I don't plan for buys that require long term paybacks. Thanks again.

Tyler, Thanks for the reply. I havent been able to try it yet but hoping for the best. I have to go from my laptop to a CD to the target. Then, try the install. I assume the reason for the concern about connecting to the Internet is hackers, etc. I need to connect to the Internet briefly to download a printer driver and then I will go totally offline. I am retired and have some old AutoCAD software which I just cant afford to replace. With this offline setup, I can design and make planters, etc out of wood which cost me $150 in material and I can sell for $400. But I need the AutoCAD for the designing. At age 80, I don't plan for buys that require long term paybacks. Thanks again.