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Windows Update

From MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Windows Update will not work in Mozilla Suite or Firefox because it uses IE-only scripts and ActiveX controls. Unless Microsoft makes some dramatic changes to their service it will not work with any other browser than Internet Explorer.

Alternate solutions

  • Windows XP can be configured to automatically download any critical updates.
  • The IE View extension can be configured to automatically open Windows Update in IE instead of Mozilla Suite or Firefox.
  • IE Tab lets you embed Internet Explorer in Mozilla/Firefox tabs.
  • WindizUpdate unofficially provides access to updates directly in Firefox, Opera, K-Meleon, Mozilla or Netscape. Does not use ActiveX. Works with any 32-bit windows flavors.