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How to downgrade to firefox 7?

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Hi

Firefox 8

I am having trouble with firefox constantly crashing, I can be fine for a few hours but then all of a sudden it crashes. Happens alot when on gmail. A crash report isn't always generated depending on the crash.

Sometimes I get "Firefox has stopped working" the generic windows crash alert, when it crashes like this it doesn't generate a crash report.

I have provided a crash ID's from the times it actually asked me to submit an error report.

I would like to downgrade to firefox 7, can anybody offer any guidelines on how to do this.

Thanks

Mathew Chapman

Chosen solution

See https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/893596

If it doesn't work,

Download links for Firefox 7.0.1

http://mozilla.cdn.leaseweb.com/firefox/releases/7.0.1/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%207.0.1.exe

ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%207.0.1.exe

There is no need to uninstall Firefox before downgrade. But make a backup copy of your bookmarks and profile folder before new installation even though the downgrade procedure leaves your profile folder untouched.

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xr417 38 solutions 195 answers

Chosen Solution

See https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/893596

If it doesn't work,

Download links for Firefox 7.0.1

http://mozilla.cdn.leaseweb.com/firefox/releases/7.0.1/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%207.0.1.exe

ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/7.0.1/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%207.0.1.exe

There is no need to uninstall Firefox before downgrade. But make a backup copy of your bookmarks and profile folder before new installation even though the downgrade procedure leaves your profile folder untouched.

Question owner

Ok great, thanks

MHilsher 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

Great post thanks for the help. This seriously should be a link right off the main page put it just above the Link "Firefox Free Download".

Would also be good to put a warning in between this link and the link to download the latest version with some basic "Are you sure you really want to download the latest version?"

arisarias 0 solutions 2 answers

I hate the 'YAHOO! sign/logo on the upper right corner.