Download Firefox 2

Dear Computer Lady,

I just tried to download Firefox, but after the download completed and started to extract the files…..I was told it could not install as it needs Win.2000 or newer.   

I still run win.98 second edition.   Is there an option for me to run another firefox version or am I unable to use anything other than the windows version Browser.

I used the firefox on my daughter’s computer recently and was hoping to be able to download today when I got your Newsletter.

Thanks, Kath


Dear Kath,

I don’t have a computer running Windows 98 in my office, so I can’t verify that this will work, but I can tell you how to download an older version of Firefox.

Here are my original instructions for downloading Firefox.

Mozilla Firefox:

You will need to download and install Firefox on your computer before you can use it. Here is how.

1. Open Internet Explorer and go to http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ 

2. Click on the green button that says, “Download Firefox – Free”

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3. A dialog box will appear asking if you want to run or save the file. Click on the “Run” button.

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4. A security warning dialog box will appear asking if you want to run the software. Click the “Run” button.

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5. The Firefox Setup Wizard will begin to run. Click the “Next” button in the first two dialog boxes.

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6. In the third setup dialog box, click on the “Install” button.

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7. Once Firefox has been installed, you will see a final dialog box. Click on the “Finish” button.

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You will now find Firefox in your Start Menu. If you plan to use it frequently as you progress through this series, you might want to create a copy of the icon on your desktop.  Just right click on the Firefox icon in your start menu, point to the “Send To” menu and click on “Desktop (create shortcut)

 

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If you want to download an older version of Firefox, in step 2, click on the small text link below the green button that says, “Other Systems and Languages”. 

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On the next page, find the text that says, “Looking for an earlier release?” and click on the link for Firefox 2.0.0.20 just below.

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On the Firefox 2 page, you will have to scroll down and find the correct language, (I’m assuming you need English (US) and click on the first download link in that row.

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Your download will begin, and you will be able to follow the directions on the web page for installing the program.

I hope this works for you, please let me know if it does or not.

Elizabeth

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