How does one download SSE2?

October 14, 2016 at 00:53:39
Specs: Windows XP
Firefox 45 upwards does not work without SSE2, and therefore would not download even if you have SP3 as I do.

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#1
October 14, 2016 at 01:29:45
SSE2 is a property of the microprocessor, not software that you can download. What model is your processor?

As you are using an ancient operating system you may need to accept that you need to run ancient software on it. Or just go for Chrome instead of Firefox.


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#2
October 14, 2016 at 02:36:59
"Or just go for Chrome instead of Firefox."

Well, it's support for XP is really no better (stopping with version 50):

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016...

Newer versions of Opera (beyond 36) also have stopped support:

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelog...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#3
October 14, 2016 at 02:40:21
My bad. That just underlines the restrictions of running an obsolete operating system.

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#4
October 14, 2016 at 13:56:03
Running firefox 48 with XP but with Pentium 4 processor that does do SSE2. Issue is not software but hardware. Try upgrading from 44 to the higher numbers, it will still allow this method to work as SSE2 instructions in firefox have been purposely end arounded from way back to the point these functions are actually not needed even running Flash which was the first to require SSE2 way back in the days of Win 98.

Short answer, you are not allowed to install stand alone installer without working SSE2 anymore. You can upgrade above 45 version however from lower versions.

Lee


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