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How to install Firefox on computer w/o browser?

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I need to install Firefox on a computer which does not have a browser. The operating system on this computer is Windows 7 Home Premium (2009). I have another computer which does have Firefox. The operating system on this computer is Windows 7 Professional (2009). I am able to move files between these two computers. Please help.

I need to install Firefox on a computer which does not have a browser. The operating system on this computer is Windows 7 Home Premium (2009). I have another computer which does have Firefox. The operating system on this computer is Windows 7 Professional (2009). I am able to move files between these two computers. Please help.

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To summarize what I had to do - an instruction for dummies: Computer A = computer w/o browser Computer B = computer with browser 1. On computer B download the Firefox installer version for Windows (which is the file Firefox Setup 60.0.2.exe) from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all. You are being prompted whether to “save” this Setup file. Answer “Yes.” This Setup file will be automatically saved on computer B depending on how your computer is set up, where the downloads go. On my computer it is under Favorites, Downloads. (This is where I had a problem, I was not able to find this Firefox Setup file). 2. Move the Firefox Setup file (the Firefox installer) to an external device (like a memory stick) 3. Copy the Firefox Setup file to the computer A. 4. On computer A run the installer (Firefox Setup file) by double clicking on it to install Firefox.

For future reference, you download something and don't know where it saved to, Firefox has a button to open the location on your computer. In the Downloads drop-down, there is a folder icon. Clicking this will open the folder that the file is saved in.

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You can find the full version of the current Firefox release (60.0.2) in all languages and all operating systems here:

Note that Firefox 61 is about to be released, so you may want to wait a few days.

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To summarize what I had to do - an instruction for dummies: Computer A = computer w/o browser Computer B = computer with browser 1. On computer B download download the Firefox installer version for Windows (which is the file Firefox Setup 60.0.2.exe) from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all. You are being prompted whether to “save” this Setup file. Answer “Yes.” This Setup file will be automatically saved on computer B depending on how your computer is set up, where the downloads go. On my computer it is under Favorites, Downloads. (This is where I had a problem, I was not able to find this Firefox Setup file). 2. Move the Firefox Setup file (the Firefox installer) to an external device (like a memory stick) 3. Copy the Firefox Setup file to the computer B. 4. On computer B run the installer (Firefox Setup file) by double clicking on it to install Firefox.

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HI, yup, With the last 2 URL's you should be able to read those and to set your download to the folder of your choice or making. Please note this one : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars If you have not already you can got to Customize and mouse up to the download arrow and un-hide it. Also the Zoom feature can drag that up to where you want if if having issues with reading pages.

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For future reference, you download something and don't know where it saved to , Firefox has a button to open the location on your computer. In the Downloads drop-down, there is a folder icon. Clicking this will open the folder that the file is saved in.

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To summarize what I had to do - an instruction for dummies (updated, I mixed the computer A & B above due to dyslexia): Computer A = computer w/o browser Computer B = computer with browser 1. On computer B download the Firefox installer version for Windows (which is the file Firefox Setup 60.0.2.exe) from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all. You are being prompted whether to “save” this Setup file. Answer “Yes.” This Setup file will be automatically saved on computer B depending on how your computer is set up, where the downloads go. On my computer it is under Favorites, Downloads. (This is where I had a problem, I was not able to find this Firefox Setup file). 2. Move the Firefox Setup file (the Firefox installer) to an external device (like a memory stick) 3. Copy the Firefox Setup file to the computer A. 4. On computer A run the installer (Firefox Setup file) by double clicking on it to install Firefox.

A hint: For future reference, you download something and don't know where it saved to , Firefox has a button to open the location on your computer. In the Downloads drop-down, there is a folder icon. Clicking this will open the folder that the file is saved in.

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I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

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To summarize what I had to do - an instruction for dummies: Computer A = computer w/o browser Computer B = computer with browser 1. On computer B download the Firefox installer version for Windows (which is the file Firefox Setup 60.0.2.exe) from www.mozilla.org/firefox/all. You are being prompted whether to “save” this Setup file. Answer “Yes.” This Setup file will be automatically saved on computer B depending on how your computer is set up, where the downloads go. On my computer it is under Favorites, Downloads. (This is where I had a problem, I was not able to find this Firefox Setup file). 2. Move the Firefox Setup file (the Firefox installer) to an external device (like a memory stick) 3. Copy the Firefox Setup file to the computer A. 4. On computer A run the installer (Firefox Setup file) by double clicking on it to install Firefox.

For future reference, you download something and don't know where it saved to, Firefox has a button to open the location on your computer. In the Downloads drop-down, there is a folder icon. Clicking this will open the folder that the file is saved in.

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