Firefox 3.5.1 + RTM x64

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jdrom17, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. jdrom17

    jdrom17 MDL Novice

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    I don't know what's up but I can't seem to install Firefox 3.5.1. I see the extracting progress bar and then it just dies. Never installs.

    So I'm curious to the others running the RTM x64, are you able to install Firefox?
     
  2. hersounds

    hersounds MDL Junior Member

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    try downloading again,maybe the file are corrupted
     
  3. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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    To install it I had to right-click and run as Administrator, then it installed OK.

    Something funny happened to my install though, and 32-bit programs stopped working. Firefox/Iexplore *32 show up in task manager when I run them but the programs never appear. The 64-bit versions still work ok. Back to XP X64! :D
     
  4. meowie

    meowie MDL Junior Member

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    All went fine for me , no need to do anything extra .
     
  5. jdrom17

    jdrom17 MDL Novice

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    #5 jdrom17, Jul 26, 2009
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    Well I figured it out...

    It's the crappy ASUS Xonar drivers (Win7 Beta Drivers). I ended the "HsMgr.exe *32" process and all my 32bit applications worked again.

    EDIT: Tried the latest beta Vista x64 drivers as well and those didn't work, but then I applied the patch and it worked fine. So I decided to put back the beta Windows 7 drivers and use the patch listed with the Vista drivers and low and behold it works. Never had such a problem in the RC though so I guess there's been some major changes to the underlying code.
     
  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    Drivers right now are very hit and miss. Now that RTM has been made available new RTM drivers should start appearing. The subsystem between builds 7000 and 7100 is VASTLY different. It is not as apparent in the client versions but it shows a lot in the server build line.

    There are a lot of things that run on 7000 but won't run on 7100 and vise-versa.
     
  7. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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    I have a Xonar too so that's probably my problem. Thanks for the info jdrom17!
     
  8. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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    You're right-- the patch fixed it for me too. Thanks again!
     
  9. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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    That would work most of the time, but still need 32-bit for the flash plugin for occasional embedded youtube links, etc. Hopefully Adobe will make 64-bit plugin pretty soon.
     
  10. juzz

    juzz MDL Member

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    I wouldn't hold my breath for that. 64-bit version has been coming god knows how long and there is no new information after linux alpha was released ages ago :s
     
  11. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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    I think it'll come eventually. A lot of computers ship with 64-bit Windows now, but as long as everyone's using 32-bit browsers I guess there's no urgency for them. We have been waiting a long time for it though. Can it be that difficult for them to compile it for 64-bit?
     
  12. tsainont

    tsainont MDL Novice

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    jdrom17: Thank you very much. You save my day.
     
  13. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    Not that it's tough it's just them being lazy and not wanting to migrate it over to x64.For instance, my other enet card i was using made by linksys they won't make a x64 driver for it or any of there models. But if you really look at the drivers a lot of them share the same code just have different names "stamped" on the driver.Like mine was used by 3 other company's but only linksys refused to make a x64 driver the other 2 made drivers for x64.
     
  14. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    it is Adobe being lazy, it took them over a month and a half to patch a critical vulnerability in flash. Adobe takes the stance that since it is a free product (that is widely used by everyone) they put little in resources into it because it doesn't make them money (at least Flash PLAYER).


    64-bit browsers have been around for a while even though 64 bit versions of the Windows 5 kernel are not widely in use except with 2003 x64, 64 bit browsers have been around for a while. It took Vista x64 for the mainstream to finally realize there is a market out there for the 64-bit OS, and a lot of companies still do not consider it a priority. If MS released 7 x64 only then it would help move the industry. It took UAC, Signed drivers, and the WDM model for companies to stop releasing s**t drivers. It will take a x64 release of the 7.0 kernel and backlash for releasing a 64-bit only OS. Who knows where we will be when Windows 8 comes out though, maybe we will all be using netbooks and all our data will be online.
     
  15. zhadum

    zhadum MDL Novice

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