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Old 02-10-2008
Ben
 

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Can't use Firefox
Hi all,

I just bought an HP laptop. I installed Firefox using admin privilege. I
switched back to regular user but Firebox wouldn't connect to the web. I use
IE, and it works. I suspect there must be some setting that only allows IE
to connect to the web and not other browsers. Is this true? Is there a fix?
Thanks in advance.

Ben


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Old 02-10-2008
Man-wai Chang ToDie
 

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Re: Can't use Firefox
> I just bought an HP laptop. I installed Firefox using admin privilege. I
> switched back to regular user but Firebox wouldn't connect to the web. I use
> IE, and it works. I suspect there must be some setting that only allows IE
> to connect to the web and not other browsers. Is this true? Is there a fix?


Check Firewall settings. Did you hit "Deny" when Vi$Ta prompted you
whether to let Firefox use some TCP ports?

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Old 02-10-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Can't use Firefox
Right-click on Firefox>run as Admin from your user account.

"Ben" wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I just bought an HP laptop. I installed Firefox using admin privilege. I
> switched back to regular user but Firebox wouldn't connect to the web. I use
> IE, and it works. I suspect there must be some setting that only allows IE
> to connect to the web and not other browsers. Is this true? Is there a fix?
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Ben
>
>
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>

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Old 02-10-2008
Robinb
 

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Re: Can't use Firefox
also make sure Windows Defender is not blocking firefox too
robin
"Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Right-click on Firefox>run as Admin from your user account.
>
> "Ben" wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I just bought an HP laptop. I installed Firefox using admin privilege.
>> I
>> switched back to regular user but Firebox wouldn't connect to the web. I
>> use
>> IE, and it works. I suspect there must be some setting that only allows
>> IE
>> to connect to the web and not other browsers. Is this true? Is there a
>> fix?
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Ben
>>
>>
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