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Cannot install Firefox on Windows because 7-Zip is blocked by Group Policy

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This question has been asked and answered many times before (e.g., https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1088420, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157159, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1110373) but none of the solutions suggested are amenable to me. I need a way of installing Firefox on Windows that does not involve 7-Zip, which is blocked by my IT department, in any form. Is it possible?

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I solved my own problem in the end:

1. Go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/windows/ 2. Click on "Advanced install options & other platforms" 3. Select "Windows 64-bit MSI"

... or just go straight to the MSI link: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-msi-latest-ssl&os=win64&lang=en-GB (note that this will start an automatic download).

Note that this installer was silent on my machine, so I didn't actually know when it finished; I waited for a few minutes and then saw that Firefox was present in my programs (from the Start Menu).

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You can copy the Firefox installation folder from one device to this device, so you do not need to use the installer.

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Thanks for the reply - that sounds worth a try. When you say the "Firefox installation folder", which folder are you talking about exactly?

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

I solved my own problem in the end:

1. Go to https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/windows/ 2. Click on "Advanced install options & other platforms" 3. Select "Windows 64-bit MSI"

... or just go straight to the MSI link: https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-msi-latest-ssl&os=win64&lang=en-GB (note that this will start an automatic download).

Note that this installer was silent on my machine, so I didn't actually know when it finished; I waited for a few minutes and then saw that Firefox was present in my programs (from the Start Menu).

Helpful?

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