Firefox updates

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  1. Posts : 44
    win7 x64
       #1

    Firefox updates


    Doing the registry 'hack' for stopping updates should result in updates being stopped, in the General setting's window I have 'Updates disabled by your administrator ' Ok so far?

    Question. I still get updates 'waiting' to be installed in the Data window which is a hidden folder and what happens when a new one comes along, is the old one replaced or do they just mount up, can I just ignore them..... to be sure I've been deleting them?

    Thanks, Dave
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  2. Posts : 7,134
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Describe this "data window."

    I use the registry to block updates and in Firefox it obeys and says updates are handled by your organization I think it is.
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  3. Posts : 44
    win7 x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi, thanks F22 Simpilot.
    Says 'Updates disabled by your administrator', just double checked.... but do you still get the up date file in the 'hidden' 'Data' folder what I wanted to know? To see them we need to 'show hidden files' in folder options.

    Dave
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  4. Posts : 7,134
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    I have no idea because I use the portable version of Firefox.
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  5. Posts : 44
    win7 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ah yes I've been looking at that portable version, remember now I tried that a while back. Many thanks for your help.
    Good luck, Dave
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  6. Posts : 1,843
    Windows 7 pro
       #6

    Try deleting the pending update.
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  7. Posts : 44
    win7 x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Sorry I don't follow you....

    To Stop Firefox updating I do delete the update files in the hidden Data folder. I since applied the registry hack as I was telling F22..... In the update gui I get 'Updates blocked by your administrator'.... or something to that effect in the Firefox settings window.

    What I was asking and trying to find out, now that I have updates disabled can I simply ignore the updates in the 'hidden' Data folder? Now that updates are blocked will the hack stop them being applied - since it certainly not stopping me getting the updates, just that I don't wanna be finding a load of pending updates, just trying find out what happens to them thats all?

    Dave
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  8. Posts : 1,843
    Windows 7 pro
       #8

    Once you disable updates you don't get any and the end user has to remove the restriction before updating. That can be done by either the registry, the file policy.json and group policy editor (if you have 7 pro or ultimate). I use group policy editor. If you are being prompted to install an update perhaps it downloaded one before you implemented the policy.
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  9. Posts : 44
    win7 x64
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Firefox updates-image.png

    Firefox updates-image.png

    Hope that explains it, as you see I have updates disabled in registry, yet I still get updates..... do I ignore them, I delete just to be sure I don't get updated. Time to ditch Firefox I think.

    Dave
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  10. Posts : 1,843
    Windows 7 pro
       #10

    I don't know what that file is but it doesn't look like an update to me. Is there anything in the updates folder shown? Are you being prompted to update firefox?
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