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Firefox setup fails with WIN ME

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I have tried to install Firefox 3.5 and 8 on a Win ME system - both fail with "Setup causes an error in Setup". Firefox 2 was okay. Messages from Firefox suggest an update is necessary,but I can't because setup does not work. I also cannnot provide FEEDBACK - because it suggests I need "The latest version" which I cannot install "simply" as it suggests on the feedback page. Is this a probplem with ME - as other browsers like IE and Chrome latest versions do not seem to like it either....am I stuck with old versions?

I have tried to install Firefox 3.5 and 8 on a Win ME system - both fail with "Setup causes an error in Setup". Firefox 2 was okay. Messages from Firefox suggest an update is necessary,but I can't because setup does not work. I also cannnot provide FEEDBACK - because it suggests I need "The latest version" which I cannot install "simply" as it suggests on the feedback page. Is this a probplem with ME - as other browsers like IE and Chrome latest versions do not seem to like it either....am I stuck with old versions?

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You can try KernelEx to get Firefox 3+ versions to work, but they might be very slow with an old PC of less than 750Mhz and limited RAM.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/kernelex/

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The last version of Firefox compatible with Windows ME is Firefox 2.0.0.20 which is no longer supported or updated and may contain security and stability issues:

All subsequent versions require a minimum of Windows 2000:


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The last version of Firefox compatible with Windows ME is Firefox 2.0.0.20 which is no longer supported or updated and '''''may contain security and stability issues''''': *System requirements Firefox 2: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/2.0/system-requirements/index.html *Firefox 2.0.0.20 Download for Windows (choose interface language): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.20/win32/ All subsequent versions require a minimum of Windows 2000: *System requirements: [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/3.0/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 3]   [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/3.5/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 3.5]   [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/3.6/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 3.6]   [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/4.0/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 4]  ß[https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5.0/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 5]   [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/6.0/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 6]   [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/7.0/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 7]   [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/8.0/system-requirements/index.html Firefox 8] '''If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when <u>signed-in</u> to the forum.'''

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The reply was thorough and pretty much confirmed what I thought! It is a pity though that updates leave behind machines which for one reason or another are still needed with old OS. I still use Win98 because XP has MIDI latency problems,and I support old OS because I teach IT and have all old OS operational.

The reply was thorough and pretty much confirmed what I thought! It is a pity though that updates leave behind machines which for one reason or another are still needed with old OS. I still use Win98 because XP has MIDI latency problems,and I support old OS because I teach IT and have all old OS operational.
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You can try KernelEx to get Firefox 3+ versions to work, but they might be very slow with an old PC of less than 750Mhz and limited RAM.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/kernelex/

You can try KernelEx to get Firefox 3+ versions to work, but they might be very slow with an old PC of less than 750Mhz and limited RAM. http://sourceforge.net/projects/kernelex/