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#1 Jove

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:29 AM

I just received the Firefox upgrade to 3.1 and I am now using the 2.0.0.6 and it is working well on my newly functioning CP-4403US, that is getting me by, with a few needed repairs, Do I need 3.1 NO, should I get it ?

What do you think, I am leaning on if it ain't broke don't fix it.

I am presently having issues with upgrading to SP3, so I can use feed back.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:43 AM

I would certainly suggest upgrading to the newer release. There are security and speed enhancements that are worth having in 3.x.

If you decide to upgrade, uninstall your current version (your preferences will remain) using add/delete programs, and then do a fresh install of the latest 3.1 downloaded from the Firefox site. Almost all extensions (add-ons, plug-ins whatever one calls them) are completely compatible, but you will need to download the newer versions of these when Firefox prompts you.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:48 AM

OK john Thanks !

But let me check and see if I got it right, your saying ignore the pop up on my notification window for the upgrade, Uninstall present version, then go to the Internet and D/L 3.1, . .

i.e. "I would certainly suggest upgrading to the newer release. There are security and speed enhancements that are worth having in 3.x." ??

Ok and your saying completly compatible with sp2, correct ?

Sorry, I just want to be clear.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:19 AM

Compatibility with Windows does not seem to be a problem, from what I have both experienced and read.

Because you are jumping from completely different VERSIONS of Firefox (2.x to 3.x), I would recommend a new installation. Generally speaking, new VERSIONS represent enough significant differences and major changes that I always delete---and this applies to any application, by the way--- the old one and do a fresh install of the new one, since it seems to avoids many potential problems.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:27 PM

John,

One more dumb question, shall I D/L with WIE or can I save it to the desk top go and uninstall older version then Install, or won't it install without being on line?

I saw the security improvements and that sold me.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 05:16 PM

Here is what I do as a matter of course when I download any application.
1. Create a special folder:--you can name it downloads or anything that you wish If you have the luxury of a second hard drive or an "archive" partition, put the folder there.
2. Always SAVE not "RUN" all application .exe files to that folder; this is easy with the Firefox dialogue box. These saved files in that folder serve as an archive from which you can quickly re-install any application at any time; I usually keep the current and the rpior version (sometimes you need to "go back" and there it is waiting for you). I never save anything to my desktop.
I hope this answers your question.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:36 PM

Hello John,
John there is a lot here, don't take it to heart, I'll get through this one way or another, if you have something I'll be glad to know about it.


I will seriously consider what you have said, a couple of events have necessitated my need for more answers, so, . .

Upon opening this morning I found that Firefox has closed by itself, there is a good chance I did not disconnect my ISP line last night, however, I restarted and the first thing was a message that stated;
One of the files containing the system's Registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful.

I would like to have information concerning this as I have no idea what took place, I am wondering,
if there is a way to obtain that information ?

The following are the recent Event Viewer Reports;

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 8/28/2008
Time: 10:03:27 AM

User: N/A
Computer: CPQ24444294201
Description:

Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20080.4669, faulting

module firefox.exe,

version 1.8.20080.4669, fault address 0x0021a7c6.

For more information,

see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 66 69 72 ure fir
0018: 65 66 6f 78 2e 65 78 65 efox.exe
0020: 20 31 2e 38 2e 32 30 30 1.8.200
0028: 38 30 2e 34 36 36 39 20 80.4669
0030: 69 6e 20 66 69 72 65 66 in firef
0038: 6f 78 2e 65 78 65 20 31 ox.exe 1
0040: 2e 38 2e 32 30 30 38 30 .8.20080
0048: 2e 34 36 36 39 20 61 74 .4669 at
0050: 20 6f 66 66 73 65 74 20 offset
0058: 30 30 32 31 61 37 63 36 0021a7c6
0060: 0d 0a ..

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Policy Change
Event ID: 615
Date: 8/28/2008
Time: 11:39:11 AM

User: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
Computer: CPQ24444294201
Description:
IPSec Services: IPSec Services failed to get the complete list of network interfaces

on the machine. This can be a potential security hazard to the machine since some of the

network interfaces may not get the protection as desired by the applied IPSec filters.

Please run IPSec monitor snap-in to further diagnose the problem.

The IPSEC Monitor is baffling me.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
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Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7023
Date: 8/28/2008
Time: 11:39:52 AM
User: N/A

Computer: CPQ24444294201
Description:
The Human Interface Device Access service terminated with the following error:

The specified module could not be found.

For more information, see Help and Support Center

at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



I don't think that these have anything to do with that Registry notice, however
in the case that something sticks out that might be familiar to you, fine, I'd like to know about it.

Possibly someone will come along and see some pattern, of course there isn't a lot of information to go by at this time.

I will have to look into partitioning the HD since I seem to have a lot of room on my H.D.,
I am not sure if the upgrade will fix the problem posted here, from the event viewer inf. concerning Firefox, I guess that would be my main question to you.

The remainder is in the periphery.

In my opinion the main problem at this time is Upgrading to Windows XP-SP3, I am dumb founded and can not understand why Windows is willing to update me, but can not assume the responsibility, that my system lacks the essentials to preform an SP3 upgrade, I also can not understand why or how come they can not send you the SP3 upgrade the same way they send the, Express Install Updates.

Anyway the problem I have concerns;

Sp 3 Installation Failure Error Code: 0x80200010, Registry with Regsvr32
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/165199/sp-3-installation-failure-error-code-0x80200010/

If you spot something as always will appreciate your comments, suggestions and or advice.

Joe

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:17 PM

Igweed,

Concerning the installation of Firefox 3 ;

Please tell me, since I will D/L the installation to Folder in C:, then Uninstall previous version,

is this an upgrade or is it the installation the the Installation Message seems to imply both.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

Not knowing where you are finding the information pictured, I would suggest you download it from the Mozilla Firefox download page, since it clearly indicates that you are getting V.3.0.1, entire:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/firefox/

Hope this helps,
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:15 PM

Moocho Gracias Imigo !

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