2024 Browser for Windows XP and Vista – MyPal 68

When using an older computer with Windows XP or Windows Vista, such as the Sony VAIO UX computers we discuss on this website, you may have noticed that it is getting more and more difficult to browse the web.

The reason this happens, is that most websites are advancing to more secure web technologies such as HTTPS and TLS 1.3, which old browsers on XP and Vista won’t support. Additionally, websites are more and more using new CSS styles and Javascripts, which are also not compatible with the old browsers typically found on XP or Vista-era computers.

To make the most out of your vintage computer, you can try using MyPal 68 to browse the Web. MyPal is an unofficial version of Firefox 68 that is ported to Windows XP, and still supports a lot of modern websites as well as the aforementioned HTTPS security.

The author of this website is not affiliated with MyPal, but reccommends it to use on older computers.

To get Mypal browser, you’ll have to follow a few steps.
1. On your old computer, open Internet Explorer and go to http://www.mypal-browser.org/download.html This website is specifically designed for old browsers, so it should work, but If you don’t have internet set up right now, you can also download MyPal on a more modern computer and copy the installation files to your old computer, for example using a USB flash drive.
2. Download both Old version – MyPal 29.3.0 (32bit) and New version – MyPal 68.
Remember to use Save, not Open.
3. Install MyPal 29.3.0.
When asked, choose the Standard install, but disable the option Fully portable, disable system integration functionality.
4. Tick the box that says Use Mypal as my default browser
Installing this older version is needed to set MyPal as your default browser and create shortcuts in the Start Menu and on your desktop.
5. After having MyPal 29 installed, close any open instances of it.
6. Open the downloaded MyPal 68 .ZIP file and extract all files to a directory of your choice.
7. Open the File Explorer and navigate to the directory where you’ve extracted MyPal 68.
Copy all files inside the mypal directory (Ctrl+A) and paste them over your existing MyPal 31 installation (Ctrl+V, for ex. in C:\Program Files\MyPal).
When asked to overwrite existing files and/or directories, say ‘Yes to all‘.

Copy all files from the installation directory (left) to the installed MyPal 29 browser (right)
8. When all files are copied, open MyPal using the shortcut that you’ve created previously.

Voila, you should now have a Firefox 68 browser on your XP or Vista computer!

To verify that you have the correct (new) version of MyPal, check if the top bar looks like the picture below.

MyPal 68 browser

If the top bar looks different, like on the second picture below, you have not copied over the MyPal 68 files to the correct directory. Make sure you’ve overwritten the MyPal 29.3.0 installation by copying all files to its installation location.

Old MyPal 29 browser
Old MyPal 29 browser

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