Firefox and 64-bit Windows 7

  Jojikiba 00:38 22 Jun 10

Are you using Firefox with a 64-bit version of Windows?

I have heard that most extensions don’t work and Flash doesn’t work. Is there a way round this?

Firefox 4 is supposed to support 64-bit operating systems but it isn’t due out till November.

  morddwyd 08:22 22 Jun 10

"Are you using Firefox with a 64-bit version of Windows?"

Yes, on three different computers without any problems.

  Jojikiba 23:37 22 Jun 10

Is it Minefield? When I tried it a lot of the extensions I usually have didn't work. Also, it didn't display websites that used Flash.

  Jojikiba 23:52 22 Jun 10

Do you download it here or is there some other website?

click here

  gazzaho 07:58 23 Jun 10

I use Firefox with Win 7 64 bit no problems. Firefox is the x86 or 32 bit version however, as is my version of IE, there are problems with Adobe Flash not supporting 64 bit architecture so 64bit browsers won't support a lot of Flash enabled sites.

The x86 or 32bit Firefox and IE browsers work fine with Win 7 64bit, I've never had problems with either.

  sunnystaines 08:53 23 Jun 10

try the latest version released yesterday

Mozilla Firefox 3 3.6.4 Final

click here

  Jojikiba 22:39 23 Jun 10

This may sound silly, but I didn't realise you can run 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Windows. I'll give it a try, thanks for that!

  northumbria61 22:48 23 Jun 10

I use Firefox with Win 7 64 bit no problems.

Also - most 32-bit software works fine in 64-bit Windows 7. It automatically installs into the C:\Program Files (x86) folder.

  MAT ALAN 23:06 23 Jun 10

The issues you have may be related to the extensions and addons you have, do you really need them all...

  gazzaho 07:26 25 Jun 10


No problems, it's a mistake anyone could make. A great deal of software is still 32bit as opposed to 64bit as most computers are still 32bit based, I believe this will change in the future though as more and more systems are based around 64bit as it allows for larger amounts of RAM to be used.

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