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What is the offline method of downloading and installing Firefox?

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I'd like to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox. The catch is, I only have a dialup connection, so online installation is not an option. It would take hours -- or even days. (And I'm charged by the minute.) Is there an offline way to install Firefox where I don't need to remain connected to the Internet? There used to be a manual download option for Firefox. That's how I obtained the version I have now. I used a public access place to download the executable file, took it home on my thumb drive, and then installed Firefox using this file. I looked around the site but couldn't find this manual download option anymore. Or am I missing something here? I'm sure there still are people like me out there. Any help would be appreciated. I'd really like to try the latest version. Thanks in advance.

I'd like to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox. The catch is, I only have a dialup connection, so online installation is not an option. It would take hours -- or even days. (And I'm charged by the minute.) Is there an offline way to install Firefox where I don't need to remain connected to the Internet? There used to be a manual download option for Firefox. That's how I obtained the version I have now. I used a public access place to download the executable file, took it home on my thumb drive, and then installed Firefox using this file. I looked around the site but couldn't find this manual download option anymore. Or am I missing something here? I'm sure there still are people like me out there. Any help would be appreciated. I'd really like to try the latest version. Thanks in advance.

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TonyE
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  1. Download the setup file (Firefox Setup 4.0.1.exe) from http://www.mozilla.com/
  2. Copy that file to the other computer and run it to install Firefox.
# Download the setup file (Firefox Setup 4.0.1.exe) from http://www.mozilla.com/ # Copy that file to the other computer and run it to install Firefox.

Modified by TonyE

shusseina 5 solutions 57 answers

Question. Does the Firefox Setup 4.0.1.exe simply install Firefox or does it attempt to download additional components as part of the installation process? I guess I am asking whether an Internet connection is required to run the setup file.

Curious because I notice the Firefox Setup 4.0.1.exe is around 11MB, whereas the Mac equivalent is 26.8MB (for me at least).

Question. Does the Firefox Setup 4.0.1.exe simply install Firefox or does it attempt to download additional components as part of the installation process? I guess I am asking whether an Internet connection is required to run the setup file. Curious because I notice the Firefox Setup 4.0.1.exe is around 11MB, whereas the Mac equivalent is 26.8MB (for me at least).
TonyE
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Helpful Reply

It does not download additional components, it contains all of the Firefox files.

The Mac file is much larger because it contains the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Firefox.

It does not download additional components, it contains all of the Firefox files. The Mac file is much larger because it contains the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Firefox.