Windows Update with Firefox

By Mictlantecuhtli
Aug 1, 2004
  1. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    from the comments I read on the extension it isnt working properly
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Here what it does and does not do.

    What it does not do, is let you use Windows Update via Firefox

    What it does do, is open an IE window which is taken directly to the Windows Update site. But you still have to use IE.

    I think for Firefox to properly use Windows Update (which may never happen) is that it needs to fully support Active X. I have yet to see a good active x plugin yet.

    Firefox would also have to trick the Windows Update site into believing it is IE.

    And lastly, I imagine Mr. Gates has slapped more than a few lines of code embedded deep within IE to ensure it is the sole source of Windows Updates.
  3. 62nds

    62nds TS Rookie

    :bounce: Try the *free* WindizUpdate site -- it'll work with FireFox (or FireBird), Opera and Netscape.

    Unfortunately you'll only get English updates, but it supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95, and newer.
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