After rebuilding a few VMs the other day I noticed on doing a new install of Windows 10 it seemed impossible to download & install firefox using Microsoft Edge Browser.
It seemed windows was blocking execution of any
exe downloaded via Edge.
I ended up using Powershell to download the installer using
I then automated it by creating a
powershell script to download & install the latest stable version of Mozilla Firefox.
This removes any requirement to use Microsoft Edge.
- Download Mozilla Firefox
- Install Mozilla Firefox
- No dependence on Edge
- Checks for existing installer
- Can be run on a new install of Windows 10
The script uses
Invoke-WebRequest to download the latest build of firefox available.
The full script can be downloaded from my windows repo on github.