Which browser works with xp?

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    currently it is internet explorer 6. updates do not display - see below
    the 360 wanted to add another browser - but i declined. (opera?)

    Bing can find the microsoft pages but click on anything and one gets "this page cannot be displayed"

    Patience will get there i am sure.
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    Elizabeth23

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    IE8 is the last and latest version for xp

    firefox has version 52.5.3 ESR for xp, it is what I use, I only use IE for microsoft updates during a reinstall after that I only use firefox.
     
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    thanks - i must have downloaded the wrong one- it wanted win7!
    do you have a link?
    i tried to update IE6 but the accumulated update for IE6 said i hade the wrong IE!
     
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    Wow you are very helpful.
    do i have to download and install all 12 files?
    thanks
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    if you want just install ie8 and then go to windows updates and let them install the rest, I just like to have as many updates installed as possible so I do not have to use microsoft updates for a long time. I have portup on a flash drive and get 80% of my updates installed offline before I ever get to microsoft updates:

    http://www.portableupdate.com/

    http://www.portableupdate.com/docs/documentation.aspx

    first link is download and second is documentation, you can use portup even after you are online, just let it search online and this is a lengthy process, and then it will let you know what you have installed and if you need to download and install any others, and you can pick and choose which updates you want downloaded and installed, and you can keep this on a flash drive for the next time you want to do a fresh install.
     
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    Thanks for your help. is there a certain order for each update? numerical maybe?
    "you can keep this on a flash drive for the next time you want to do a fresh install. " what a great idea!
    thanks

    must be busy there - slow to download
     
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    depends on the time of day for downloads, :)

    after you install the chipset, the rest can be in any order just as long as the chipset is first and dell has a DSS for desktop and NSS for notebooks and laptops, this has to be installed before the chipset on a dell and then the rest in any order.
     
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    UHOH! looks odd to be! wotamidoingrong?
    is this how onedrive works?
    thanks
    "dell has a DSS for desktop and NSS for notebooks and laptops, this has to be installed before the chipset on a dell and then the rest in any order."
    we have a toshiba. and i dont begin to understand this!
    please remember that apart from the jaundiced look the avatar is me!
    thanks
     

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    onedrive - i just click them all and download all at once - well now i know!
    thanks
     
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    when you downloaded it was downloaded as a .zip extension when you click to open, it should show on the left to extract all files, xp will then extract the .zip and the file will be able to run after you click on the .exe file

    you will not need to worry about dss etc... just install the chipset driver first and then any others but this is only after a fresh install, not for a system that is already up, you will not need any drivers unless you show any yellow exclamation points in device manager (start, right click on My Computer/ choose manage, then choose device manager from the left hand panel)
     
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    thanks for everything. good night!
     
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    okay, :)
     
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    I'm writing a whole XP SP3 "safe browser" thread... if the site is known safe, (aka tested in Linux Firefox or Chrome for no 3rd party ads), I use Firefox v52.3.1esr. Otherwise I use FF and/or Chrome in a Linux Mint VM running on VMWare Player. Occasionally I have to use Chrome or Firefox on one of my Windows 7 boxes which has an up to date MSSE (usually over VNC from my main XP box).

    Use Offline Update for downloading all the updates (up to April 2014) to an ISO, then load ISO with Daemon Tools, etc. or burn to CD. Keep running it after each reboot until all updates are installed. Don't use the automatic mode. Forget about installing any later updates (with POS2009 Ready mod) as they eventually break the OS (perhaps the unofficial SP4 works, I need to investigate that).

    http://www.wsusoffline.net/docs/
    Use version 9.1 for XP:
    Offline Update v9.1

    Just use your head with any exe downloads- trust nothing. Test EXEs with a working antivirus. Some of the online antivirus sites look interesting (someone post which ones are best). Test likely safe EXEs in a XP virtual machine (that you have backups for). Use the clock mod to keep the VM running in 30 day demo mode and leave your XP VM gateway and DNS blank to stay off the internet. For less safe EXEs, use a separate XP PC, NOT ON THE NETWORK, and have an Acronis (etc.) backup to revert the OS to a clean state after completing your tests. To move files around, use USB sticks + the shift key to disable autorun when mounting the stick.
     
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    New Moon browser is a bit experimental but it deserves to be mentioned here. First please have a look at RyanVM USP4 thread, the post from Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:23 pm (page 43):

    https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10321&start=2100

    New Moon's main thread is here:

    http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/177125-my-build-of-new-moon-temp-name-aka-pale-moon-for-xp/

    I don't know how it works with old installations of XP, but POSReady 2009 updates work very well with a new clean installation. There are only 3-4 updates per month to deal with and if there are any problems you can usually find a solution on RyanVM or MSFN forums. Please refer to my post from 2018-Jan-20 at the link below:

    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/clean-installation-of-xp-sp3-from-retail-iso.933358/#post-3258204
     
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    firefox
     
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    https://geekcrunch.reviews/review-internet-browsers-windows-xp/
     
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