No Browser? Don’t Worry – install Firefox or Chrome (updated)


There are sometimes when the Internet Explorer behaves in an unusual manner and often we face issues accessing the internet. So here is a part of troubleshooting. You can download a web browser from Firefox using FTP and try installing it to see if it works (provided Internet must be connected). If you don’t want to download Firefox, you can also try downloading Chrome by Google and check it as well.

Firstly, follow the steps for downloading Firefox using FTP. Here the steps are:

  1. Go to Start > Run > “cmd” and hit OK. This will load the command prompt.
  2. type “ftp” and hit enter
  3. type “open ftp.mozilla.org” and hit enter
  4. It will ask for a username, type “anonymous” and hit enter
  5. It will then ask for a password, type “anonymous” here as well and hit enter
  6. Open the folder with the latest Windows release of Firefox by typing in:
    “cd pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/win32/en-US” and then enter (for Windows)
  7. View the contents of the current directory by typing in “ls” and then enter (to see list of files within)
  8. Switch to binary file mode by typing in “type image” and then hit enter.
  9. Choose the directory to download firefox to by typing “lcd C:\” (Typing this will save it right to the root directory of the C: Drive.
  10. When you typed in “ls” from step 7, it should have listed a .exe file for you.  As of writing the latest version is Firefox Setup 19.0.exe.  In this case, we will type in: get “Firefox Setup 19.0.exe” (type in the quotes)
  11. Now go check in your c:/ drive, and you should see an EXE file downloaded.
  12. Type “bye” to exit the FTP mode, and then type “exit” to close out of the Command Prompt.

 

If this won’t work, try same for the Chrome.

1.  Open NotePad and paste the below VBScript code in it.

chrome.vbs
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' This is the URL of the chrome EXE.
strFileURL="https://dl.google.com/tag/s/appguid%3D%7B8A69D345-D564-463C-AFF1-A69D9E530F96%7D%26iid%3D%7BA024641A-81C0-533A-53CB-AE9534821219%7D%26lang%3Den%26browser%3D4%26usagestats3D0%26appname%3DGoogle%2520Chrome%26needsadmin%3Dfalse%26installdataindex%3Ddefaultbrowser/update2/installers/ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe"
' This is where the file will download to.
strHDLocation = "c:\ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe"
' Fetch the file
Set objXMLHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP")
objXMLHTTP.open "GET", strFileURL, false
objXMLHTTP.send()
If objXMLHTTP.Status = 200 Then
Set objADOStream = CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
objADOStream.Open
objADOStream.Type = 1 'adTypeBinary
objADOStream.Write objXMLHTTP.ResponseBody
objADOStream.Position = 0 'Set the stream position to the start
Set objFSO = Createobject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If objFSO.Fileexists(strHDLocation) Then objFSO.DeleteFile
strHDLocation
Set objFSO = Nothing
objADOStream.SaveToFile strHDLocation
objADOStream.Close
Set objADOStream = Nothing
End if
Set objXMLHTTP = Nothing

2. Save your notepad file to your desktop, and use quotes in the filename to overwrite saving as a .txt file:
“Download.vbs”

3. Go to your Windows command prompt. Click Start > CMD.
4. Navigate to your desktop in the command prompt. Type: cd desktop
5. Run the command: cscript.exe download.vbs
Chromium_advanced_download

 

 

 

6. Open Windows explorer, and right on your C drive you should see the chrome installer at c:\ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe. Install it.

 

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