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i have been unable to update Firefox 12 using a dialup connection. I have tried repeatedly.

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I am using a dial up connection. I have tried several times to update to FF 12. most connections are 24 at best usually at night. The last download showed Firefox scanning for viruses. I have been unable to locate the downloads anywhere. Very often the download just disappears before finishing. I have tried 4 times.This connection is at a weekend home where the computer is used infrequently. Down loads are difficult at all times due to the very slow connection.

I am using a dial up connection. I have tried several times to update to FF 12. most connections are 24 at best usually at night. The last download showed Firefox scanning for viruses. I have been unable to locate the downloads anywhere. Very often the download just disappears before finishing. I have tried 4 times.This connection is at a weekend home where the computer is used infrequently. Down loads are difficult at all times due to the very slow connection.

Chosen solution

Try to download the full Firefox 12.0 version from the Mozilla server instead of trying to update.

You can find the latest Firefox release in all languages and for all Operating Systems here:

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I have used Firefox for many years. I was hesitant to download an up grade because I have experienced many crashes on FF 11 at my primary residence where I use Apple.

Mike 1 solutions 42 answers

Before upgrading to FF 12, you might look at all the other horror stories on here associated with the upgrading to 12 and all the people still trying to get it to work. That's doesn't mean it won't work on your computer but there could be a high probability, especially if you have a lot of processes running and plugins installed.

See other problems on this forum and then decide. People have been returning back to older versions (11) or going to Beta 13. Due to the size of the initial download (exe file), you can put it on a flash drive from a friend's computer and then run it on yours. FF 9.0.1 is 14 Meg alone. not sure about other versions.

Just FYI, - look before you leap.

Before upgrading to FF 12, you might look at all the other horror stories on here associated with the upgrading to 12 and all the people still trying to get it to work. That's doesn't mean it won't work on your computer but there could be a high probability, especially if you have a lot of processes running and plugins installed. See other problems on this forum and then decide. People have been returning back to older versions (11) or going to Beta 13. Due to the size of the initial download (exe file), you can put it on a flash drive from a friend's computer and then run it on yours. FF 9.0.1 is 14 Meg alone. not sure about other versions. Just FYI, - look before you leap.

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philipp
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hello, does the auto-update mechanism work, when you go to the help menu & click "chack for updates"?

hello, does the auto-update mechanism work, when you go to the help menu & click "chack for updates"?
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Try to download the full Firefox 12.0 version from the Mozilla server instead of trying to update.

You can find the latest Firefox release in all languages and for all Operating Systems here:

Try to download the full Firefox 12.0 version from the Mozilla server instead of trying to update. You can find the latest Firefox release in all languages and for all Operating Systems here: *Firefox 12.0.x: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html

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col-el solution worked.Thanks. FF 12 for better or worse

col-el solution worked.Thanks. FF 12 for better or worse