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I cannot install the the Firefox Setup Stub 44.0.exe file because the Administrator tab that asks for password will come up and only for Firefox installation

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Every time I try to install the firefox program using Firefox Setup Stub 44.0.exe, the Administrator tab that asks for a password will appear. This is unusual because it the Administrator tab that asks for a password does not appear for any other program installation on my system. For some odd reason, it will not let me install Firefox. Thank you.

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When installing software system-wide administrator privileges are needed. This is not specific to Firefox. Enter your administrator password and you should be good to go.

If you'd expect a UAC prompt instead you'd better ask in a Microsoft forum.

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Try using the full, off-line installer package. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

That works for me on Windows 7 for getting around needing the Administrators password.

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christ1 said


When installing software system-wide administrator privileges are needed. This is not specific to Firefox. Enter your administrator password and you should be good to go. If you'd expect a UAC prompt instead you'd better ask in a Microsoft forum.

the-edmeister said

Try using the full, off-line installer package. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ That works for me on Windows 7 for getting around needing the Administrators password.

I have tried this for some time. It doesn't work. Strangely enough, other browser installations such as Aurora, Opera and Chrome work just fine.

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Did you reboot the computer after uninstalling Firefox and verified that the Firefox program folder is gone before (re)installing the full Firefox version?

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Are you downloading Firefox and saving it to disk; and then launching the full, off-line installer?