Installing and using 2 different versions of Firefox

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    There is a thread here on the above subject but I have not been able to find it. Could someone please help?
     
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    The portable versions. They are entirely self-contained, (what makes them portable)
    I've had 29x, 40x, 52.9x, each in its own folder in C:\.

    Now with only 52.9x.
     
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    Is there no way to install and use 2 versions in the same computer? To be able to use later versions than 52.9.
     
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    Cant run two different versions at the same time. 52.9 is the last version to work.under XP
    I dont know what the latest portable version might be, as it/they wouldnt work anyway, , , ,
     
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    I have a version of 52.0 portable that I use (posting with it right now actually). I haven't searched for the newer 52.9, but I probably should.
     
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    Nope, the newer ones all require win7+.
     
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    Findithere. . . . .

    https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-legacy-52

    edit: Not knocking anybody, but I have never had problems with this *59.9.0* version. Maybe it does not work on all pages/sites, but I've not run across one in my surfing.
    I've tried some recommendations from here & had lesser satisfaction than with 52.9.
    -c-
     
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    Thank you for the direct link. :) I actually realized I already downloaded it in 2018, but I haven't tried running it yet or must have run into some issue.

    How are you running 59.90 on xp?
     
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    Mis-typed! Sorry
     
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    Gotcha. :)
     
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    Maybe an ESR version of firefox could [also] be installed seperately from a normal build?
    Just an alternate thought. I think I temporarily managed to install two instances of Firefox on my laptop last year.
     
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    52.9 & XP.jpg

    edit: IGNORE the "Post Reply!!!"

    The FF 29 attributes are the SAME

    The "FFx2 from gnu" folder is backup from another computer, identical, *except for* newer bookmarks
     
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    Sorry? Was that directed against anyone?
     
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    Shewed up on screen shot &,not edited out.

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    If they're portable versions, you can have as many as you want. :D I keep about 5 different versions of browsers handy. You can run both FF and chrome simultaneously too, but if you run out of memory, they'll crash.
     
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