1.    27 Sep 2016 #1
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074

    Firefox 53 Will Drop Support for Windows XP and Vista

    Software companies are one by one giving up on Windows XP support for their products, and now it appears that itís Mozillaís turn to switch the focus to newer versions of Windows.

    Firefox 53 will be the first version of the browser which will no longer support Windows XP and Windows Vista, so users who havenít yet upgraded to Windows 7 or newer will have to either stick with Firefox 52 or move to a different browser.

    Installation of the new version will be blocked on Windows XP when Firefox 53 launches in March 2017, but the good news is that Firefox 52 will be moved to the ESR (extended support release) branch, so itíll continue getting patches until mid-2018.

    Read more: Firefox 53 Will Drop Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista
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  2.    29 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    As long as there are old versions of FF available there shouldn't be an issue for Xp and Vista users browser wise.
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  3.    29 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    As long as there are old versions of FF available there shouldn't be an issue for Xp and Vista users browser wise.
    XP/Vista users will be ushered to the Firefox 52 ESR Version but startup will eventually be crippled as Mozilla will import a system dependency that will break browser startup.
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  4.    29 Sep 2016 #4
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    Stockport UK
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1709

    All versions and builds of Firefox are available here Directory Listing: /pub/firefox/

    I've not had any word from Mozilla that this will be changed in the future. The only problem with using older versions will obviously be security issues.
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  5.    29 Sep 2016 #5
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    On the plus side, XP/Vista users won't have to put up with any more pointless GUI changes.
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