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Windows 7: How to go back to my Old Firefox

18 Nov 2017   #1
beaglelover

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
How to go back to my Old Firefox

I updated to Firefox Quantum, and I hate it. I tried to install my Firefox 56 back, and when I thought I did, it ended up being the darn Quantum again. Is there a way to get my old one back without Firefox, automatically updating. Thanks for any help.....


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18 Nov 2017   #2
Quintus Arius

win7 64 home
 
 

Thought Auto Updates of Firefox was user defined via Options ?
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18 Nov 2017   #3
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Did you try uninstalling Firefox first, before reinstalling version 56?

After installing 56, go through all of the preferences, and tell it not to install updates. That option should be on the General tab.
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19 Nov 2017   #4
beaglelover

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thank you, I have not had a chance to see this post until now. I am going to do that right now! Thanks again..
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20 Nov 2017   #5
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

Install firefox portable (whichever version you like) in 'C:\'. After its to your liking, save the 'Profile' folder somewhere else "on a thumb drive!!" (or save the whole lot of it). FF portable does not change/modify your registry. Delete C:\FirefoxPortable & its ALL gone. Reinstall 'the whole lot' you saved, or newer version & replace the 'profile' folder with the saved one, , , ,
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20 Nov 2017   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I just installed Firefox 56 on a new Windows 8.1 VM. It immediately began updating itself to 57. Here's how you can stop that from happening:
  • Install 56.
  • Under Preferences, go to the General tab.
  • Tell it not to update.
By the time you do all of this, it will have updated itself to 57. So now you need to go to Control Panel / Programs and Features, and uninstall Firefox 57.



Now reinstall Firefox 56. This time, it will remember the settings from the previous install (i.e. "do not upgrade Firefox"), and it won't try to upgrade you again.
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20 Nov 2017   #7
beaglelover

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, I did have a problem, so as of now it is still the Quantum, and I cannot stand it. I will, for sure try this.
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20 Nov 2017   #8
BlockOfIce72

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Install firefox ESR 56. It'll last you until 2018 and you'll get the current updates and old design.
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20 Nov 2017   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

I run
Waterfox and Palemoon offshoots of FF..

Dissabling auto updates is bad practise, they also include security items, and unfortunately are bundled in with normal changes

Roy.
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21 Nov 2017   #10
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beaglelover View Post
I updated to Firefox Quantum, and I hate it. I tried to install my Firefox 56 back, and when I thought I did, it ended up being the darn Quantum again. Is there a way to get my old one back without Firefox, automatically updating. Thanks for any help.....

I PM'd you on this matter, in case you don't check. You'll love 57 if you follow the advice.
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