How to Turn on Javascript in Windows XP

By Bennett Gavrish

All web browsers in WIndows XP will usually have JavaScript enabled by default, but on occasion, it will be turned off. By turning JavaScript on in your web browser, you will have access to more interactive content when you visit certain websites. For Windows XP users, JavaScript can be enabled in both the Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP

Internet Explorer Instructions

Step 1

Open the Internet Explorer application from the "All Programs" list in the Start menu.

Step 2

Click on "Tools" in the top menu bar and choose "Internet Options."

Step 3

Go to the "Security" tab at the top of the window and click on the "Custom Level" button.

Step 4

Scroll down to the "Scripting" category and click on the "Enable" option next to "Active Scripting." JavaScript is now enabled.

Firefox Instructions

Step 1

Open Firefox from the "All Programs" list in the Start menu.

Step 2

Go to the "Tools" menu at the top of the window and choose "Options."

Step 3

Go to the "Content" tab at the top of the window and check the box next to "Enable JavaScript."

Step 4

Click "OK" to save the changes. JavaScript is now enabled in Firefox.