I am running windows 7 and at 95 I hate to go up to windows 10 or 11. I have used Firefox since 2004. I have the manual and the disc for Firefox 1.0. You keep updating and I keep losing information. I think it was in the spring I updated and lost ALL my bookmarks. Now I cannot go into some sites (i.e. Lowes) because I am denied access. Is my only solution to go to windows 10-11? Is there a way around this access denied? Sure would like an email reply if there is. thanks. Marjorie
Although I am only 85, I agree that some leeway is needed for those of us who are not in a position or condition to learn a new browser nor purchase a new computer. I am willing to pay a reasonable fee to be able to keep running Windows 7. I also discovered that Windows 10 32 bit will soon no longer be an option. My computer is 32 bit.
Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 will be supported for another year through the Extended Support Release of Firefox 115. Then Firefox won't be updating any more on Windows 7. This is similar to the situation with Windows XP and Vista which stopped getting updates after the Extended Support Release of Firefox 52. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-users-windows-7-8-and-81-moving-extended-support
Regarding data loss during updates, that shouldn't happen. I suggest posting that problem on the Mozilla Support site. They have a team of support volunteers to troubleshoot malfunctions with your currently installed version of Firefox, while this site is focused on idea submissions for future versions of Firefox (looking ahead anywhere from 8 weeks to many months). Here's a link to the new question form (for Windows/Mac/Linux): https://mzl.la/3y1vQUQ
I've had to exit Firefox now before I let my Windows 7 computer go to standby mode as it keeps crashing my computer. Hotmail doesn't work properly anymore either. On my windows 10 laptop, I can't use firefox at all as it gets blocked when trying to go to various sites. I've been forced to use chrome instead. I do not like google at all. What has happened to Firefox? I don't dare update it on my windows 7 computer as I don't know if it will just get worse. I've used Firefox for a very long time, what is happening to it or is it being blocked by ????
Windows10 Windows7 and Linux i have no problem
A working environment (user) in a given situation does not correspond to a working environment (other user) in a given situation, so understand that it is difficult to give an opinion.
Ask for more advice from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox or https://forums.mozillazine.org
With Windows7 for my part i installed Zorin OS in dual-boot
Below under linux