Windows 10: Firefox Update Leaves old version on system

Discus and support Firefox Update Leaves old version on system in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; After Firefox updates to a new version, when I go into Revo uninstaller it lists both the old and new versions as installed. I then have to uninstall... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by oao, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. OAO
    oao Win User

    Firefox Update Leaves old version on system


    After Firefox updates to a new version, when I go into Revo uninstaller it lists both the old and new versions as installed.
    I then have to uninstall the old version -- which deletes both versions -- and reinstall the last version.

    :)
     
  2. GTAE68 Win User

    Edge - Favorites Import from Firefox - Obsolete Data Imported.

    I have imported my Firefox Bookmarks into Edge using the most up to date version of Edge. Import executes with no problem. However, the imported bookmarks from Firefox correspond to an old, obsolete version of the Firefox bookmarks. I have no idea where
    Edge is finding this version of Firefox bookmarks. How can I ensure that the imported bookmarks come from the current Firefox profile and are consistent with the bookmarks that I see in Firefox?

    Firefox: 51.0.1

    Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0

    Windows 10, Anniversary Edition Update.
     
    GTAE68, Oct 10, 2017
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  3. The latest update Windows 10 version 1709 for X64 based systems - KB4058043, KB 4041994 and Feature update 1709 needs some fixes.

    I recovered the old version like you said every time it updated but this last time it said it was no longer secure and at "end of service". So in only a few minutes of restoring the old version it gave me no choice but to update to the 1709 version.
    I went back to old several times and it just would not leave me alone. Why can't the update say here are the new features and you can choose them or not and leave the old features alone? I hate this version of Windows 10.
     
    GLORIAWITHERSPOON, Oct 10, 2017
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  4. Firefox Update Leaves old version on system

    What version are you speaking of as Fx 57 and Fx 58 share the same profile?
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 10, 2017
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  5. OAO
    oao Win User
    I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

    I go into Firefox and check for updates. It prompts me to upgrade. I upgrade and reboot browser. When I go into uninstaller it shows both versions installed e.g. the latest 56.0.1 AND the previous 55. This has happened with every update.

    If 55 is upgraded to 56, only 56 should show as installed. There should be only one profile and besides, profiles should not affect what the uninstaller shows -- it shows the version of installed programs, not profiles.
     
  6. That is one reason I do not upgrade Firefox. When a new release comes out I delete the old one in add/remove programs which does not remove the Profile. I then download the new Firefox release and Install it. I have never had a problem. Revo is not good to use on Firefox as it will remove everything if you let it.
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 10, 2017
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  7. OAO
    oao Win User
    I sort of inferred this but I wanted it confirmed.

    The other thing I discovered is that the std installer since 55 does no longer allow custom install, so custom installer must be downloaded from another page.

    Sware companies have a particular talent for hassling users for no obvious reasons.

    Thanx.
     
  8. Firefox Update Leaves old version on system

    Mozilla has had a rough few years and they are trying to make a comeback with Fx 57 and Fx 58. No custom install, When 57 goes final in November any Legacy extension will stop working. They do not want users messing up their Product and then Mozilla gets all the flak for it. I have used both of the above and both are better than any prior release. Fx 56 and past releases are garbage.
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 11, 2017
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  9. OAO
    oao Win User
    Sorry, but that's just excuses: software is not developed for the convenience and security of developers, but users. Users need stability. There is so much that should be messed around with as a cost of improvements -- if it's too much, then the improvements are not worth it. This is, for example, what MS has done with Win10 and the result is clear: people stick to Win7 and MS had to resort to coercion to move them away.

    There is absolutely no justification for forcing install drive on users -- NONE, period.
     
  10. kipper Win User
    Are you using the nightly build......I dumped FF a while back but am interested in the upcoming release of version 57........thinking about giving it a try before the release so looking for some recommendations from you.....

    Thanks in advance
     
    kipper, Oct 14, 2017
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  11. Yes I am and Fx 57 Beta 9 may be out later today.
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 14, 2017
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  12. kipper Win User
    So your recommendations are to go with the Beta and shy away from the nightly and developer at this time......
     
    kipper, Oct 14, 2017
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  13. Firefox Update Leaves old version on system

    Life is full of choices If you do not like Firefox don't use it, Mozilla is doing what they are doing to make a better browser. The fact that Firefox used to crash often was do to poorly written extensions so Mozilla is forcing the Devs to fix them or they will be gone when Firefox 57 becomes final in November.
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 14, 2017
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  14. Like I said I am using the Nightly build, they share the same profile so if you want you can install both of them and not have to worry like in the past.
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 14, 2017
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  15. OAO
    oao Win User
    It's not "full" of choices, in fact almost everything is a monopoly or oligopoly these days due to elimination of protection against concentration of power. And those monopolies are malevolent and exploitative.

    What choice do you have in browsers? Chrome is a spying tool by Google, MS IE is weak on security, MS Edge requires acceptance of the constantly changing and spying Win10 and Opera requires customization for which I have neither time, nor need.
     
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