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#1 moota1514

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:56 AM

Hi can someone tell me what firefox x64 is and is it worth downloading at the moment ive got normal firefox

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:06 PM

The x64 designation is used for the 64-bit version of virtually any application that has a 32-bit and 64-bit version.  If you see x86 that indicates the 32-bit version and is a notational artifact from the now ancient Intel 8086/8088 era of processors.

 

A great many 32-bit applications not only run on 64-bit systems, but are preferred.  I have Firefox 43.0.2 (32-bit version) that resides in

               C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

and I have an AMD-A8 APU, which is a 64-bit processor.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:14 PM

The x64 designation is used for the 64-bit version of virtually any application that has a 32-bit and 64-bit version.  If you see x86 that indicates the 32-bit version and is a notational artifact from the now ancient Intel 8086/8088 era of processors.

 

A great many 32-bit applications not only run on 64-bit systems, but are preferred.  I have Firefox 43.0.2 (32-bit version) that resides in

               C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

and I have an AMD-A8 APU, which is a 64-bit processor.


Just had a look and im the same

               C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox     

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:30 PM

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 01:24 PM

Hi guys.

 

If I upgrade to the new Firefox 43 x64 version, will that break my current add-ons?

 

Is it best to uninstall the current x32 version first, as I assume the x64 will use the folder "Program Files" and not "Program Files (x86) ?

 

Thank you so much.






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