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I have a laptop with a corrupt browser (Explorer) and I want to install Firebox. But, because the current browser won't launch I have no access to the download site.

I have a laptop with a corrupt browser (Explorer) and I want to install Firebox. But, because the current browser won't launch I have no access to the download site.

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You can also download the latest version via FTP:

ftp
open ftp.mozilla.org
username: anonymous
password: anonymous
cd pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-US
ls
binary
lcd x:\ (drive letter of the USB drive)
get "Firefox Setup 22.0.exe"
(check that you have the Firefox Setup 22.0.exe file on the USB drive)
bye

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the-edmeister
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Download Firefox from here - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html - on a computer that does have a working browser. Then transfer the setup file to a USB Flash Stick.

Plug that USB Flash Stick into the other computer and launch the Firefox setup file.

Note: If you use s different Firefox download location you might get the Firefox stub setup file (only 274KB) for online installation.

Download Firefox from here - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html - on a computer that does have a working browser. Then transfer the setup file to a USB Flash Stick. Plug that USB Flash Stick into the other computer and launch the Firefox setup file. Note: If you use s different Firefox download location you might get the Firefox stub setup file (only 274KB) for online installation.
paulparker 2 solutions 18 answers

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When on different machine, use the Chosen Solution.


IF only able to do use machine with problem then can use terminal/dos-prompt two options:

option #1 Download Google Chrome Without a Web Browser using Windows Command Line (Dated: February 7, 2013) Link: link text download-google-chrome-without-a-web-browser-using-windows-command-line

option #2 How To Download Firefox Without a Web Browser (Dated June 14, 2009) Link: how-to-download-firefox-without-a-web-browser

When on different machine, use the '''Chosen Solution'''. IF only able to do use machine with problem then can use terminal/dos-prompt two options: option #1 Download Google Chrome Without a Web Browser using Windows Command Line (Dated: February 7, 2013) Link: [http://www.mattsilverman.com/2013/02/download-google-chrome-without-a-web-browser-using-windows-command-line.html link text download-google-chrome-without-a-web-browser-using-windows-command-line] option #2 How To Download Firefox Without a Web Browser (Dated June 14, 2009) Link: [http://www.mattsilverman.com/2009/06/how-to-download-firefox-without-a-web-browser.html how-to-download-firefox-without-a-web-browser]
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can also download the latest version via FTP:

ftp
open ftp.mozilla.org
username: anonymous
password: anonymous
cd pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-US
ls
binary
lcd x:\ (drive letter of the USB drive)
get "Firefox Setup 22.0.exe"
(check that you have the Firefox Setup 22.0.exe file on the USB drive)
bye

You can also download the latest version via FTP: *http://www.mattsilverman.com/2009/06/how-to-download-firefox-without-a-web-browser.html <pre><nowiki>ftp open ftp.mozilla.org username: anonymous password: anonymous cd pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-US ls binary lcd x:\ (drive letter of the USB drive) get "Firefox Setup 22.0.exe" (check that you have the Firefox Setup 22.0.exe file on the USB drive) bye</nowiki></pre> ---- *ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-US/ *ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-US/

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