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For Users Of Firefox: New Version 1.0.4 Now Available

by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 12, 2005 12:38 AM PDT

The new versions fixes some recently found vulnerabilities.:

My preferred method for installation is to uninstall the previous version from the Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs, then install the new version by double clicking on the downloaded installer file.

Hope this helps.


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My method
by Jevons / May 13, 2005 4:42 AM PDT

First, read the Mozilla/Firefox recommendations on the download/install for their new versions, v1.0.3 could be installed over the top of v1.0.2 but it is recommended to do a clean install of v1.0.4.

My method for any download is to save to a folder named "Downloads" and within it I have sub folders with the individual named programs. I download the new Firefox version to a newly created sub folder then remove the previous version with Add/Remove then execute the new version. This way I always know where the execute is and I have a backup in case anything goes wrong. I can then delete the old version folder or keep it for reverting back to the previous version. This method of saving download executes works well for anything.

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by Yew / May 13, 2005 9:11 AM PDT

I've just been installing over old versions for the longest time... Never had any problems using stable releases. Nightlies can be a different story, but that's to be expected.

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Understood, Yet The Current 'Release Notes' Say...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 13, 2005 2:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Personally...
Known Issues

This list covers some of the known problems with Firefox 1.0. Please read this before reporting any new bugs, and watch it regularly (we'll update it as new bugs are found in the release).

All Systems

* Prior to installing Firefox 1.0.4, please ensure that the directory you've chosen to install into is clean and doesn't contain any previous Firefox installations.

On the other hand, many users do exactly as you are doing and have not problems..Use whatever works...

Hope this helps.

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by cattluvver / May 13, 2005 4:20 PM PDT

I downloaded and installed 1.04 on Thursday and there wasn't any note telling me to uninstall so I did as I do, installed 1.04 over 1.03. All is fine.

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I know...
by Yew / May 14, 2005 1:08 AM PDT

But pretty much any program will say things like that. It's like how almost every setup program says you should close all other running programs, yet I've probably run hundreds of them over the years without a single incident.

It's more of a "cover your ***" sort of thing than anything else. That way, if by some bizarre fluke it wipes out someone's entire HDD, they can always point to that and say, "See, we told you you should uninstall first."

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