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#1 ray5450

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 02:15 AM

Suddenly, if I try to manually download a Windows update, the Firefox download dialogue will not open and download the update.  I am using this one as an example:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41430

 

These downloads always worked before with Firefox.

 

The above download works fine with Safari.

 

I have tried uninstalling Firefox completely, and reinstalling, and it still will not download.

 

Is there a way to make it work again?

 

Thanks.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 03:40 PM

I get the same result...it downloads with IE8 but is a no-go with Firefox.

 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:38 PM

No problem here using FireFox 31.6 ESR



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:17 PM

Does not work using FireFox 38.0.5

 

Does work using IE 11


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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:34 PM

An odd pattern developing. Maybe it's deliberate. I've had to use IE in the past for these things and put it down to my setup. I now use local proxy/spoof plus another spoof. Maybe because the true browser is not shown, I'm getting through. Https doesn't get round it.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:58 PM

I have tried it with 38.0.5, 30.0, and 36.0.  None work.

 

Something is different between Firefox and Safari....and apparently, so far, Firefox 31.6



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 11:21 PM

So....use IE


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:46 AM

So....use IE

Shouldn't have to.

If I disable 'random agent spoofer' the download doesn't start and I get the thanks for dl page. While enabled, I get the download as expected. Seems I might have been right.

Oh, and I have SSL blocked.

Edited by Mike.Tech, 24 June 2015 - 12:48 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:28 AM

Using FireFox 38.0.5 doesn't work for me either... might be something with FF themselves? Try downloading with another browser maybe?


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:29 AM

Using FireFox 38.0.5 doesn't work for me either... might be something with FF themselves? Try downloading with another browser maybe?

Already stated others work.

 

Something with MS more like: Allow FF to make the connection as itself: No go. Spoof the connection as Chrome on Linux: It works. Looks to me like could be deliberate.






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