Firefox & Updates



07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I confess -- I'm using Firefox. Windows Updates rejects me -- demands
I be running Internet Explorer. I thought we could choose our own
browsers, and still use the Windows XP operating system? Wasn't there
some kind of a lawsuit about that?

How do I get Windows Updates with my Firefox browser, please?

<*((((><{
Fishy@Ocean.Net

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
You have to use Internet Explorer in order to download
updates.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"<*(((><{" wrote:

| I confess -- I'm using Firefox. Windows Updates rejects me -- demands
| I be running Internet Explorer. I thought we could choose our own
| browsers, and still use the Windows XP operating system? Wasn't there
| some kind of a lawsuit about that?
|
| How do I get Windows Updates with my Firefox browser, please?
|
| <*((((><{



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Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
<*(((><{ wrote:
> I confess -- I'm using Firefox. Windows Updates rejects me -- demands
> I be running Internet Explorer. I thought we could choose our own
> browsers, and still use the Windows XP operating system? Wasn't there
> some kind of a lawsuit about that?
>
> How do I get Windows Updates with my Firefox browser, please?

You don't - not through Windows Updates anyway..

You can download each update manually - based off the KB Article number,
etc. That way you can back it up/burn a CD of them in case you need them or
use them to keep a slipstream/integrated (updated) Windows XP CD.

How to use the Windows Update Catalog
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323166
(In order to use the Windows Update Catalog, you must use IE to get the
patches..)

Windows Update Catalog
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/default.asp
(In order to use the Windows Update Catalog, you must use IE to get the
patches..)

Use "AutoStreamer" to integrate SP2 and create a new CD
http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html

Creating an Integrated Installation
http://snipurl.com/el43

Integrate software updates into your Windows installation source files
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828930

Really customize your CD..
http://unattended.msfn.org/


You can see the critical (security and other) patches released for a given
month using the following:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms##-***.mspx

At the end of this line you see "ms##-***.mspx" .. If you simply replace ##
with the two-digit year and the *** with the three character month
abbreviation, you will see the list of "critical" and "important" patches
for that month (since it only happens once a month usually, if you check by
the second Tuesday (wait until afternoon) of each month - you should be
fine) - note that future months will not work.

As an example...

December 2004's patches..
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-dec.mspx

March 2005's patches..
None released.. so that one will fail...

April 2005's patches..
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-apr.mspx

May 2005's patches..
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-may.mspx

Once you get on the page with each month's list of patches.. You can go to
the related KB articles and grab the appropriate files from there.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
You can use whatever you want to surf and browse, but for XP updater,
Microsoft have determined that you use IE6..

Shenan has given instruction on manual updating..

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Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"<*(((><{" <Fishy@Ocean.Net> wrote in message
news:5b9d81d8627orgqou13psaei5ahmh230ko@4ax.com...
>I confess -- I'm using Firefox. Windows Updates rejects me -- demands
> I be running Internet Explorer. I thought we could choose our own
> browsers, and still use the Windows XP operating system? Wasn't there
> some kind of a lawsuit about that?
>
> How do I get Windows Updates with my Firefox browser, please?
>
> <*((((><{
> Fishy@Ocean.Net


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