[tbb-bugs] #13594 [Tor Browser]: Tor Browser Bundle 4.0: updater fails on Windows XP

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#13594: Tor Browser Bundle 4.0: updater fails on Windows XP
 Reporter:  marc         |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect       |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
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 Tor Browser Updates works fine on Windows 7 32-bit, but fails on Win XP
 sp3 32 bit

 Steps to reproduce:

 1) Download and install "torbrowser-install-4.0-alpha-3_es-ES.exe" or
 "torbrowser-install-4.0-alpha-3_en-US.exe" in a clean directory from

 2) Run installed Tor Browser from created shortcut

 4) Go to Help ... About Tor Browser and press "Check for updates"

 5) When download finishes, click on restart to apply update

 Actual results:

 Tor Browser won't update and also will not start anymore.

 Update files are leaved on
 \Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Browser\Caches\firefox\updates\0

 Expected Results:

 Tor Browser should update from 4.0-aplha-3 to 4.0 stable as it does on
 Windows 7

 Remove update files from "...\Tor
 Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Browser\Caches\firefox" to let non-updated
 TBB run again.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13594>
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