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Firefox slow on XP

FireFox start-up is very slowly on my XP SP3, I am using FireFox 17.0
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This is mostly caused by addons / extensions.

But also have a look at this link:
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Very much possible, will check the article

Sure you know where I am.

the direct link to addons / extensions:
you can also try the following to boost Firefox speeds :
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Simply disable the unnecessary Add on so next time when you start Firefox your Browser opens faster and respond to browsing faster too.
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I disabled some Addons that seemed unrequired by the user but still the Firefox is slow whereas Chrome and IE work fine on the same client machine
Have you tried Speedyfox?
Try FireFox Reset


The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.
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eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL, Thanks but cant have this installed as not permitted
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Also, try and delete the browsing history and see if that makes a difference
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Bingo ..... helped