User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2 Each time mozilla.org releases a new release, I download and install, but I've found that if I don't uninstall the older version, I get multiple entries in my "Add/Remove Programs" dialog in Windows XP. Not really a problem, but for the 0.9.x releases, choosing to uninstall say 0.9.1 after installing over it with 0.9.2 (in the same directory) uninstalls 0.9.2. I suggest that the Windows installer detect whether an existing Firefox (or Thunderbird, as it produces identical results) install exists and, if found, uninstall the old and install the new in the same directory. This would simplify and streamline release upgrades. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Have old release. 2. Download new release. 3. Double-click and run installer. Actual Results: I have two entries in "Add/Remove Programs" dialog for Firefox (or Thunderbird). Trying to get rid of the old entry by unstalling (when both were 0.9.x) would uninstall new install. Expected Results: Found old install, uninstalled it, and installed new release in same directory, keeping my extention and theme, if compatible. Sorry not really a bug, but many non-computer-savvy users may download new release, install, and then accidentally uninstall trying to get rid of the "old version" in the "Add/Remove Programs" dialog.
->Enhancement, since the release notes specifically say that at present you must uninstall old versions before installing new ones.
Severity: minor → enhancement
*** Bug 250890 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
probably a dupe of bug 247884
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 247884 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: bugzilla → installer
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