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is firefox 16 the last ff for microsoft xp sp3?

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sw os microsoft xp sp3 v2002 ff v16.0.2 (not upgradable not to v18 nor v20) several plugins (few classics, see below) and addtional components (noscript, etc.)

problems 1)can't upgrade from v16 to v18 or any other higher version; downloading and installing v18 and restarting ff does not make any change, if not resetting all options and settings; i've tried several times within months; 2) although automatic check of new versions is unticked, at launching it often starts in default modus (all resets, history deleted, default starting page, etc.) as if made an autonomous upgrade/renewal to a higher version;

couldn't find any literature or contribution, if not the one of v12-13 for xp sp1 or 2;

theory could it be that ff 16.0.2 is the real last working version for ms xp sp3?

solution what are the solutions? if above mentioned theory is true, what can i do? at what stage is ff OS?

thanks to all foxes

Réiteach roghnaithe

No, Firefox is still supported on WinXP SP3.

If Firefox won't upgrade by itself or by using Help > About Firefox, it is best to download and install the latest version your self. My advice is to uninstall the older version before installing the new version, but don't select the option in the uninstall routine to remove Firefox data and customizations. By default Firefox will retain all your data and customizations, and the new version will automatically pickup your data and customizations.

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

No, Firefox is still supported on WinXP SP3.

If Firefox won't upgrade by itself or by using Help > About Firefox, it is best to download and install the latest version your self. My advice is to uninstall the older version before installing the new version, but don't select the option in the uninstall routine to remove Firefox data and customizations. By default Firefox will retain all your data and customizations, and the new version will automatically pickup your data and customizations.

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Windows XP SP2/SP3 are still supported with current releases.

On #1:

cor-el's post here describes how to do a clean uninstall/reinstall without losing your settings: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/954404#answer-421305

On #2:

There were some reports recently that CCleaner or AVG Free could flush all your Firefox custom settings every time is scans. If you use these or similar system cleanup software, see whether you can make an exception for your Firefox folders.

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many thanks, within next week i'll do some experimentations and will let you know;

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The only real requirements change for Windows in last while was that one needs at minimum Windows XP SP2 when Firefox 13.0 was released as Firefox 12.0 was the last for Win2000 users without doing some mods.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/20.0/system-requirements/ Windows Operating Systems

   Windows XP SP2
   Windows Server 2003 SP1
   Windows Vista
   Windows 7
   Windows 8

Please note that while the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 can be used to run Firefox 20, only 32-bit builds of Firefox 20 are supported at this time.

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