How to Upgrade Web Browsers in Windows XP

By John Mitchell

Upgrading your Web browser is important for performance and security reasons. Software developers roll out new features and security patches on a regular basis to ensure your Web surfing is secure and enjoyable. Each Web browser has a different update process, so you may need to visit the browser's official website for exact step-by-step instructions.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Open the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2

Click the "Wrench" icon at the upper right corner.

Step 3

Select "About Google Chrome" from the drop-down menu. Chrome will automatically check for updates and if available prompt you to install the latest version.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Open the Firefox browser.

Step 2

Go to the "Firefox" menu, select "Help" and then click "About Firefox." Firefox will automatically check for available updates.

Step 3

Click the "Apply Update" button if Firefox indicates a new software update is available. Firefox will restart. Follow any on-screen prompts as necessary. A new tab will open in the browser indicating the new features of the recent upgrade.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.

Step 2

Visit the official Internet Explorer download page and grab the latest version. The setup file should save to your computer.

Step 3

Double-click the Internet Explorer setup file and the follow the on-screen prompts to install. Once installed, you will have the most recent version.