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When does firefox stop supporting vista?

When does firefox stop supporting vista?

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yes that's correct - and that's over in two weeks time.

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philipp
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hi, it's going on for two more weeks, so you should look into migrating away from that outdated system as soon as possible unfortunately: Important - Firefox has ended support for Windows XP and Vista

hi, it's going on for two more weeks, so you should look into migrating away from that outdated system as soon as possible unfortunately: [[Important - Firefox is ending support for Windows XP and Vista]]

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I heard that firefox might extend vista support until sept. 5, 2018. Is that correct?

I heard that firefox might extend vista support until sept. 5, 2018. Is that correct?
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yes that's correct - and that's over in two weeks time.

yes that's correct - and that's over in two weeks time.

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Thanks Philip!

Thanks Philip!
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BobLev said

When does firefox stop supporting vista? I heard that firefox might extend vista support until sept. 5, 2018. Is that correct?

Mozilla has already stopped supporting the EOL Windows XP and Vista in the Firefox web browser.

Sept 5th is when the current versions will then be Firefox 62.0 Release and 60.2.0 ESR and 52 ESR will be EOL. There is no more planned updates for the old legacy 52 ESR as 52.9.0esr was the last major update.

Originally the 52.8.0esr was going to be the last major update for 52 ESR however the current ESR was moved from 59.0 to 60.0 version so the 52.9.0esr was for to have the overlap.

Support for Windows XP and Vista has been removed in 53.0 and later versions so you will not be able to use 62.0 Release and 60.2.0 ESR on Vista.

The 52 ESR was made for Enterprise users in mind as it was a bonus in being a option for WinXP/vista users to still have a Firefox version that still got security updates for a while longer.

The only way you can use current Firefox versions on your system is to install Windows 7, 8 (8.1) or 10 or to install or dual boot with a Linux distro (best to use a light desktop like Xfce or lighter and not Gnome3 or KDE) unless you have a decent CPU and amount of RAM.

WinXP has been EOL since April 2014 and Vista has been EOL since April 2017.

''BobLev [[#answer-1145462|said]]'' <blockquote> When does firefox stop supporting vista? I heard that firefox might extend vista support until sept. 5, 2018. Is that correct? </blockquote> Mozilla has already stopped supporting the EOL Windows XP and Vista in the Firefox web browser. Sept 5th is when the current versions will then be Firefox 62.0 Release and 60.2.0 ESR and 52 ESR will be EOL. There is no more planned updates for the old legacy 52 ESR as 52.'''9'''.0esr was the last major update. Originally the 52.'''8'''.0esr was going to be the last major update for 52 ESR however the current ESR was moved from 59.0 to 60.0 version so the 52.9.0esr was for to have the overlap. Support for Windows XP and Vista has been removed in 53.0 and later versions so you will not be able to use 62.0 Release and 60.2.0 ESR on Vista. The 52 ESR was made for Enterprise users in mind as it was a bonus in being a option for WinXP/vista users to still have a Firefox version that still got security updates for a while longer. The only way you can use current Firefox versions on your system is to install Windows 7, 8 (8.1) or 10 or to install or dual boot with a Linux distro (best to use a light desktop like Xfce or lighter and not Gnome3 or KDE) unless you have a decent CPU and amount of RAM. WinXP has been EOL since April 2014 and Vista has been EOL since April 2017.