Updated web browsers for Windows XP

With version 50, Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome ended support for Small Windows XP iconWindows XP , but there are still a lot of XP users.
This is a list of alternative browsers that still support XP.

  • Opera

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... S60 Android Tablet BSD PortableApps.com Kindle Fire ReactOS Website

    Opera, which is Chromium-based, announced that the last version for XP will be Opera 36, but support will continue with security and crash fixes. This is probably the best choice if you want to migrate from Chrome with few hassles and no radical changes.


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  • Yandex.Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Yandex.Browser, based on Blink and Chromium, still supports XP and Vista and offers a look similar to Chrome.


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  • Slimjet

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Slimjet, another Chromium-based browser, announced in May 2016 it will remain compatible with XP and Vista. In fact Slimjet 10, based on Chromium 50, still continues to support these Windows versions.


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  • Advanced Chrome

    Free Windows Website

    Advanced Chrome is a special fork of Google Chrome: its Custom Build version offers an improved Download System, integrated Flash Player and support for NPAPI, JAVA and Silverlight that were removed from Chrome.
    The best part is that it's still compatible with Windows XP and updated (as of May 2018).


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  • SeaMonkey

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    SeaMonkey is an Internet suite that consists of a web browser (inspired by Netscape), an e-mail and news client, an HTML editor and an IRC client. It is still compatible with Windows XP SP2+ and has very low requirement.


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  • Midori

    Free Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Midori is a lightweight web browser based on Webkit engine. The browser is not updated since August 2015, but it still works great on Windows XP.


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  • K-Meleon

    Free Windows Website

    K-Meleon is a lightweight and customizable web browser based on the Gecko engine used by Firefox. The program is available for Windows XP and higher.


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  • Comodo IceDragon

    Free Windows Website

    IceDragon is a browser based on Firefox and customized by Comodo. The official website automatically offers for XP users the version, based on Firefox 40.0.2: it works great, but if you want to use it the first thing you have to do is blocking the automatic update by going in Settings/Advanced/Update/Never check for updates.
    If you don't block it, the program will search and download latest version of the browser, which is not compatible with Windows XP, and it will crash.


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  • Lunascape

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Lunascape is a web browser that handles 3 different rendering engines: Trident (Internet Explorer), Gecko (old Firefox) and Webkit (Safari).
    Unfortunately it can be used on Windows XP with the Webkit engine only: Gecko seems to be no longer downloadable and Internet Explorer engine is basically unusable.


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NOTE: I have not listed browsers with privacy and security issues, like Small Maxthon Cloud Browser iconMaxthon Cloud Browser and Small UC Browser iconUC Browser, that are still compatible with Windows XP but may not be safe.

Comments on Updated web browsers for Windows XP

· Sep 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

Midori is discontinued.


· Jun 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Options for web browsers really are becoming fewer and fewer.


· Sep 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

I have added a note for Midori: the browser doesn't receive updates since 2015, but it still works on Windows XP.


· Dec 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Perhaps worth mentioning, for anyone willing to battle it out with Mozilla's Firefox; there's a great (!) user.js configuration file, for its about:config settings:

EDIT: It's (mainly) meant as a TOR privacy template, so it does take a lot of editing. :)


· Jun 2018 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

I have removed Firefox from this list: Mozilla announced in the past that Firefox 52 would have been the last version supporting XP and Vista and Firefox 52.0 ESR reached its end of life date in June 2018.


· Nov 2018 · Helpful Not helpful -15 Helpful Report as spam

Nobody should be using XP for internet access nowadays. Even if you brush aside the security issues, there are the practical things to consider like Flash and other browser add ons not being available to an ancient 32 bit OS. There is only one real reason to still be using XP, and that is to play old (hopefully not online) games that don't work in a newer OS. With tablets and laptops being the norm for a lot of people nowadays, there is a mountain of old desktops knocking around - old but still capable of running Windows 7/Linux (basically bare minimum of dual core CPU and at least 2GB RAM) that can be picked up for virtually peanuts on eBay/Amazon etc. Do get a tech savvy friend to advise you though because there are plenty of unscrupulous dealers charging silly prices and it's quite easy to pick one up for £30 - £50 if you know what you're looking at.


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