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My computer is old - Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1. Can I update or is it not possible?

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My computer is old - Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1. Can I update or is it not possible?

I keep getting a message that my Firefox needs updating, but as I understand it, the system is not supported. What will happen if I don't update? Is it possible to update an old computer like mine?

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Re: My computer is old - Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1. Can I update or is it not possible?

You would be better upgrading Firefox to Firefox 10.0.2

As for Windows XP I imagine it is still possible to upgrade at present, but you will not be able to do so for much longer.

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Re: My computer is old - Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1. Can I update or is it not possible?

Does that old PC meet Firefox 10 system requirements as far as the hardware specs?

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/10.0/system-requirements/

   Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2
   512MB of RAM
   200MB of hard drive space

If not, maybe it's time for a new / newer PC?

If so, you really ought to install SP2 and SP3; you'll need to have at least SP2 in the near future for Firefox 12 and later.