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I need help upgrading to a modern browser. i have windows me, no browsers will let me upgrade,trying to get firefox 2 dont know where to go

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I have windows me and IE6, everywhere on the internet that i visit always tells me to upgrade my IE, but i cant i have tried to download oprea, and google chrome, and every other IE 7,8,9..and firefox, but it won't let me i guess cause i have crappy windows me, I can't afford to get another computer at this moment trust me i would love to have a different windows version, please help. a man suggested i try firefox 2, but like i said in the question, i can't find firefox 2 download on mozilla website, it only pulls up firefox 3..and I don't think i can download that because i have windows me. man this pc does not accept any browser. well please someone help. anyone that has any info on how to get a better browser than IE6 that will support windows me, please please help me. thanks andrea

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Firefox 2.0.0.20 is the last ever version of Firefox for Win98 / SE / ME.
Get it from here:
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/2.0.0.20/win32/en-US/

You'll probably find that websites which block IE 6 also block Firefox 2.0.0.20.

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Thank you for helping me, I finally downloaded firefox 2. although it runs extremely slow, but i downloaded it. thanks so much. I guess i will just be stuck with this or IE6. oh well. thanks again. andrea

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You're welcome.

Please click the Solved It button next to the answer that solved your Firefox support issue, it appears when you are logged in, so this thread gets marked as Solved to help other users who may have this same problem.

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ok i've signed in, and clicked the solved it button several times, i exited out of the website and closed firefox, then reopened firefox, came back to the website signed in again, and clicked the solved it button again, and it still won't do anything, don't know why but it wont it does nothing when i click on it. sorry, i didnt want to seem rude so that's why i wrote this reply to tell u that im trying to click solved but it's just not working. sorry

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I am currently using Windows ME on this Dell Inspiron 8000/1 GHz/256 MB RAM. Your best solution to get a more modern browser, one that is for XP, is either Firefox 3.6.19, or Opera 11.5. This is done by downloading a free program, KernelEX-4.5.1 that allows some XP programs to run in 98SE or ME. After you install this you can download the setup for Opera 11.5, or Mozilla 3.6.19, right click and set-up for the KernelEX-4.5.1 to run as Windows XP. On the Opera you use no child, on Firefox just the XP setting will do. Explorer 6, Mozilla 2.0, Mozilla 3.6.19 w/ Kernel, Opera 10.5, Opera 11.5 w/ Kernel, and even Netscape 9 all seem to run fairly well to me.

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This isn't as techy as it sounds, anybody can do this without a problem.