Windows 10: Firefox 64-bit is now available to download

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  1.    05 Jan 2016 #111

    Ah OK. I did download one from the main page of Firefox but unsure if it automatically extracts the correct version when installing
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  2.    05 Jan 2016 #112

    AntJac said: View Post
    Silly question more than likely but how do you know if you have the 64 bit version of Firefox?
    If you look at processes in the task manager 32 bit apps have (32 bit) appended to the end of their names.
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       05 Jan 2016 #113

    That would be " (32bit) " in some cases added onto the end. But! Not everything shows which kernel it is in the Task Manager. Cyberfox for example is the 64bit Australian variant that's been out for some time now and doesn't see the 32bit indication in the TM there. Actually I have 43.0.1 presently on and the one way to know which browser is open is to bring down the Help option if you have the Menu bar checked and open up the About (browser name) option which in this case would show "About Cyberfox" and still not show which kernel.

    One simple way to know if you have the 32bit or 64bit flavor of something is to install on a 32bit VM! A 64bit anything will automatically fail to install on a 32bit OS! For the most part however when going direct to the Mozilla or other home site for a particular browser it will state precisely what it is as far as being 32bit or 64bit solving that in a hurry.

    And since most now are running a 64bit flavor of something as far as the OS goes it was time for Mozilla to put a 64bit flavor of FF for Windows. As for Linux that is open source there and where Mozilla and all other open source wares start off to begin with. Just about everyone in the open source community has some Linux version of something going. Not any big surprise. The trend now however following 7 after the 64bit Vista bugs were worked out as far as having more then 2gb installed onto 8, 8.1, and now 10 is for the 64bit as gradually more 64bit programs are being marketed over time. Plus they knew IE was being replaced at the time the Insider information was getting out where with IE gone people would be looking for a good substitute.
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  4.    05 Jan 2016 #114

    The 64-bit Firefox works better on my Win-10 machine than the 32-bit Firefox. Flash videos at DailyMotion.com are now smooth and crystal clear. Even though Adobe says that its Flash player isn't available in 64 bit, apparently Firefox-64 "likes" flash much better than Firefox-32. Much much better!
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       05 Jan 2016 #115

    Since Adobe lacks any 64bit flavor what Mozilla apparently saw to was 32bit emulation for the existing Flash player instead. Yet there is a flash installer for both 32/64bit flavors of other browsers which should now work on the 64bit FF as well.
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       05 Jan 2016 #116

    AntJac said: View Post
    Silly question more than likely but how do you know if you have the 64 bit version of Firefox?

    Look in 'Programs and Features'

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  7.    05 Jan 2016 #117

    Go into programs and features and it will tell you what version you downloaded. If you have 32 bit go to this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ and download the 64 bit version. After download go back into programs and features and uninstall the 32 bit Firefox. The new 64 bit version will have saved everything from the 32 bit version, nothing is missing!!! An upgrade, just did it this morning and it works great!



    Edwin said: View Post
    Look in 'Programs and Features'

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  8.    05 Jan 2016 #118

    AnEdge said: View Post
    Go into programs and features and it will tell you what version you downloaded. If you have 32 bit go to this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ and download the 64 bit version. After download go back into programs and features and uninstall the 32 bit Firefox. The new 64 bit version will have saved everything from the 32 bit version, nothing is missing!!! An upgrade, just did it this morning and it works great!
    Yes, just worked for me also. Tx
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  9.    06 Jan 2016 #119

    Many thanks for your help lads. I had 32 bit i think (said x86 next to FF in Programs and Features). I can't see where it will let me rep people unfortunately
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  10.    06 Jan 2016 #120

    AnEdge said: View Post
    Go into programs and features and it will tell you what version you downloaded. If you have 32 bit go to this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ and download the 64 bit version. After download go back into programs and features and uninstall the 32 bit Firefox. The new 64 bit version will have saved everything from the 32 bit version, nothing is missing!!! An upgrade, just did it this morning and it works great!
    Am I missing something here? did you install the 64 bit version before you uninstalled the 32 bit? Otherwise, how would Firefox know to save everything? Thanks
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