Firefox not compatable with Windows 10'S
Due to runing Windows 7 and Microsoft no longer supporting this, I purchased a new Laptop, this came with windows 10 s installed, although I can switch to Windows 10, apparently it is not recommended and switching back would be impossible, but with Windows 10 s installed, you can not load Firefox or bookmarks, as Firefox has not been approved by Windows. If anyone can give any information or advice, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.1.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/79.0.3945.136 Safari/537.36 DuckDuckGo/5
There should not be any such issues with using firefox on windows 10. It was just yesterday I have installed a new firefox version on my latest windows 10 devices and all the bookmarks loaded pretty fine.
Go ahead without thinking much.
To be on a safer side, just sync your bookmarks to your account or export them. Firefox will import or sync it just fine.
Hi Akash, thanks, but are you on Windows 10 or Windows 10 S, never had a problem before, installing software or importing bookmarks, but when I tried, it would not allow the install, also had a problem with Avast, but after looking at the list of approved installs found Avast, not so for Firefox, it appears the 10 S is being portrayed as a safer operating system.
I am using windows 10. For installing firefox on windows 10 s, you need to go out from s mode. Refer to this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4456067/windows-10-switch-out-of-s-mode
After this go and download firefox from website and continue with installation.
Thanks again Akash. Rather not switch off Windows10 safe yet, need to see how it pans out, understand my options, with possibility that either, Firefox gets accepted on 10 s or Windows 10 S is not worth using, I will then ditch the S mode.
I think Windows 10S is restricted to applications in the Microsoft Store that use the so-called "modern" application interface style. Many years ago, maybe around the time of Windows 8.1, Mozilla started building an alternate Windows interface according to Microsoft's modern interface guidelines, but that effort was terminated. I doubt it will come back.