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    Firefox End of Support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on September 2024

    Firefox End of Support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on September 2024


    Posted: 30 May 2023
    Firefox version 115 will be the last supported Firefox version for users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. If you are using these versions of Windows you will be moved to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) channel by an application update. Mozilla will provide security updates for these users until September 2024. No security updates will be provided after that date.

    Why has Firefox ended support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users?

    Microsoft ended official support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 in January of 2023. Unsupported operating systems receive no security updates and have known exploits. With no official support from Microsoft, maintaining Firefox for obsolete operating systems becomes costly for Mozilla and dangerous for users.

    Will switching to a different browser keep me protected?

    No. Most browsers, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, have already ended support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

    Can I still browse safely with Firefox Windows 7, 8 and 8.1?

    Mozilla is providing critical security updates through the Firefox ESR channel up until the end of ESR version 115, September 2024. After this, no security updates are provided and you are strongly encouraged to move to a supported version of Microsoft Windows.

    How can I get the newest features of Firefox?

    If you want to keep your Firefox up to date, with all the latest features and updates, you need to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 or higher. In some cases, Microsoft may require newer hardware in order to support the newer operating system. After upgrading, users can easily reinstall Firefox and keep all of their settings.

    Source: Firefox users on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 moving to Extended Support Release | Firefox Help
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    30 May 2023



  1. Posts : 7,074
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #1

    *In a Morpheus voice* What if I told you there are other browsers that still do... That fly's in the face of this statement from Mozilla:

    Microsoft ended official support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 in January of 2023. Unsupported operating systems receive no security updates and have known exploits. With no official support from Microsoft, maintaining Firefox for obsolete operating systems becomes costly for Mozilla and dangerous for users.
    And this utter crap:


    Will switching to a different browser keep me protected?

    No. Most browsers, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, have already ended support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.
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  2. Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    i wonder what next software will decide to unsupport windows 7 and windows 8.1
    i honestly can't handle all of these news but i guess there is nothing i can do about it
    afterall who am i to stop these multi-millionare company's plans to unsupport my favorite windows
    all i can i say is these news we are getting every month is devasting for all us windows 7 and windows 8.1 users
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  3. Posts : 137
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
       #3

    Quite frankly I don't give a damn who or what decides to "unsupport" W7. I will not be bullied into selling my soul to Microsoft's latest malware.
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  4. Posts : 7,074
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #4

    If you're not much of a gamer1 then go Zorin Linux. Only problem there is some banks don't like Linux because they think it's a "hacker OS" or some stupid crap. Nothing could be farther from the truth and a useragent and other fingerprints can be forged. So out right blocking the Linux OS is massively stupid and pretty much sucks the you know what of Microsoft to keep people on their BS OS.

    You could run a virtual machine in Linux though and run Winblows 10 or 11, etc. Use that ONLY for banking and nothing else. At least in that particular virtual OS.

    That's all I can offer unless you're will to use Tiny10 which I am, but it needs an LTSC license key... Tiny10 strips all the utter crap out of it and so far so good on my end. It's available at archive.org...


    Zorin OS - Make your computer better.

    1Sometimes trying to get games to work right in Linux can be a PITA...
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  5. Posts : 233
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
       #5

    I don't get this; I downloaded the ESR a few months back yet a week ago I got a red notification in the browser that says "unable to update - system incompatible" yet it says it will continue to update until September 2024, another year away.
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  6. Posts : 8,375
    W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64/W11 Pro Triple Boot - Main PC W7 Remote PC Micro ATX W7 Pro x64/W11 Pro
       #6

    Aardvarkly said:
    Quite frankly I don't give a damn who or what decides to "unsupport" W7. I will not be bullied into selling my soul to Microsoft's latest malware.
    I wouldn't exactly label the latest version as malware having taken a serious look at Triple Booting it along with both W7 Ultimate x64 and the 64bit edition of W10 Pro to run W11 Pro along side the present dual boot! I have been able to install and run several rather old even going back to 9X PC Game Titles on the new Windows which will be the XP? for the new line of 64bit Only OS!

    As for FireFox Nightly a more pronounced version of a favored web browser from the Open Source Community when sat up next to some other titles like Waterfox, Cyberfox, Seamonkey with a name that fits that bill! FF's Nightly Sadly but expectedly will be dropping the versions older then 10 and 11 as you wouldn't to see Edge on the 9X family if not on XP or Vista? But even on 7 here I was elated at seeing Edge take on IE9?! It was definitely the time for that old Legacy browser to move along.

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    LevelBest said:
    I don't get this; I downloaded the ESR a few months back yet a week ago I got a red notification in the browser that says "unable to update - system incompatible" yet it says it will continue to update until September 2024, another year away.
    The warning message is automated there. For the Nightly version just downloaded lately I also received a notification of the demise of support to be seen in 2024 as well for this newer version of the browser which just came out in the last few years! It won't be receiving any regular updates for 7, 8. and 8.1 being dropped from active support as well as these versions of Windows to lose all support from Microsoft with 7 already having been dropped in favor of support being redirected to 10 and 11. You will still be able to run the browser until the present build you have on now simply will no longer work since there won't be any newer version offered.
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #7

    What's nice is that websites like YouTube still function fine on Firefox 60, released May 9, 2018, which was 5 years ago. That means that the last Extended Security Update version of Firefox will still be fine for another few years!
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  8. Posts : 7,074
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #8

    Well, I'm sure some snot nose Google employee just read your post and will have that fixed in a jiffy (an actual unit of time I might add).

    To play devil's advocate, sooner or latter things need to be updated. I mean, take the example of how you can't game or hardly even use the Internet with Windows 98se today. We all know that if it weren't for that fact Windows 10 and 11 weren't such a massive pile of goat crap we'd have no trouble at all migrating to the so-called "latest and greatest." But it's not "greatest". It's (the OS) is a piece of crap on so many levels it's not even funny. It's sad. They (Microsoft) turned their OS into one giant App-like environment really meant more for a tablet and pretty much blow torched the PC user/PC enthusiast.

    It comes down to this: learn how to REALLY nerd out 10 and 11 by stripping it all the hell down. It sucks one has to do that, but it can be done and I'm sure there are lots of website tutorials and YouTube videos explaining how to do just that. Or just go with Zorin OS or some other Distro. Linux is pretty decent for those that just surf the Internet and print things. And you can game with it too, but in my opinion I feel Windows is better suited for that . If someone wanted to game in Linux they're stuck with AMD because AMD actually open sources their drivers unlike BS ("AI") Nvidia.

    In a nutshell, Microsoft is just gonna corporate. And that's pretty much why the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation was created. Sans some help here and there for the downtrodden to mask the real intent. And ol' slick billy got divorced due to his love affair with an island... Isn't there a mugshot of Bill floating around the Internets? Yeah...
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #9

    F22 Simpilot said:
    You could run a virtual machine in Linux though and run Winblows 10 or 11, etc. Use that ONLY for banking and nothing else.
    Just change your user agent.
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