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    Question Windows update on firefox?

    I've now started using firefox, because a lot of people have said that with IE you'll catch something real quick. I was just wondering if there was a way to download updates from the Windows update site using firefox (it say I need IE 5 or above). I do have auto update on, I just like to check back once in a while, just in case.

    http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.co....aspx?ln=en-us

    oh and please don't say "use linux"!

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    windowsupdate needs to be able to alter critical system files easily.

    only msie gives easy access to your critical system files to websites

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    OK, thanks - there's no "extension" I can get for this that you know of is there?

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    there's an extension to allow use of msie activex objects in firefox.

    it's a suicidal security breach.

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    Ah - well if it's a security breach, then I won't bother. The whole point of me moving to firefox was because so many people said IE was too much of a risk.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Anything wrong with just using IE to update windows? or have you uninstalled it?

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    no, and you can't uninstall it

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    no, and you can't uninstall it
    I think you can with this...

    http://nuhi.msfn.org/nlite.html

    m0.

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    internet explorer is a front end to mshtml.dll

    take out mshtml.dll, explorer (i.e. the windows gui) won't load

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