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I seem to have multiple installed copies of Firefox, is this OK?

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I run Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit. Looking in the Control Panel, I find the following line items:

Mozilla Firefox 15.0 (x86 en-US) 8/28/2012 40.5 MB

Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1 (x86en-US) 9/7/2012 40.6 MB

Mozilla Maintenance Service 9/7/2012 327 KB

Mozilla Thunderbird 15.0.1 (x86 en-US)


Firefox seems to be working OK, and Help About shows version 15.0.1

Shouldn't the update process have automatically deleted the prior version? If I uninstall 15.0 in the control panel will it mess up Firefox? Thanks for any advice!

I run Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit. Looking in the Control Panel, I find the following line items: Mozilla Firefox 15.0 (x86 en-US) 8/28/2012 40.5 MB Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1 (x86en-US) 9/7/2012 40.6 MB Mozilla Maintenance Service 9/7/2012 327 KB Mozilla Thunderbird 15.0.1 (x86 en-US) Firefox seems to be working OK, and Help About shows version 15.0.1 Shouldn't the update process have automatically deleted the prior version? If I uninstall 15.0 in the control panel will it mess up Firefox? Thanks for any advice!

Modified by AlphaC

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Zoom Launcher
  • Picasa plugin
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.6.636
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Logitech Device Detection
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1

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John99
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You only need one version of Firefox. It will be worth backing up your Firefox profile before doing any uninstalling. See Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles

I imagine you have done manual non standard installs, as Firefox normally updates and removes the previous version.

You only need one version of Firefox. It will be worth backing up your Firefox profile before doing any uninstalling. See [[Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles]] I imagine you have done manual non standard installs, as Firefox normally updates and removes the previous version.
John99
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now see [/questions/937282#answer-368956]