Morning all, this little tidbit came as some what of a surprise this morning,so I had a quick look around the forum and I couldn't find any posts on the subject so here goes. Go to click here scroll down to the heading that says "Microsoft Says That Firefox Is OK" dated 17 November 2005 and click on the link and you will be taken to a site so you can download a plug-in that will in effect let you download Microsoft Updates and so on from Firefox itself instead of going thru Internet Explorer. J.B.
I use Firefox and the WindowsUpdate service is automatic (along with AntiSpyware); I also have no problems using the monthly MS Security Bulletin page to get the updates if, by any chance, it's necessary or quicker.
You'll probably have to Enable "Allow Websites to Install Software" from Firefox's Toos>Options>Web Features tab.
I think I might have goofed up, I cannot get to the windows update page either, but, I can get downloads from MS from their download site. I just wonder if the update site is an IE site only. I really thought this would work with the update site, apparrantly I was mistaken. J.B.
Further to my above comment, I have e-mailed MS to get clarification on just what this plug-in does and doesn't do, and also asked them if it doesn't do what it says on the tin what was the idea of puting the darn thing out in the first place!!! Don't think that I will get a reply anytime soon so, if and when I do I will let you all know what they have to say. J.B.