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The reason it can't run on Windows XP is because it uses some Windows Vista/7 APIs that aren't in Windows XP. HTML5 has nothing to do with it.

The point is that Mozilla, Apple, and Google have all built capable (HTML 5) browsers using the APIs Microsoft provided in Windows XP. If they can do it, why can't Microsoft?

Because they want people to buy their super fancy Windows 7 instead of running XP forever.

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