I only use Internet Explorer when I must, and that may change since I’ve read How to run Microsoft Update using Firefox on PCTips Box. After finding out I didn’t have to use Internet Explorer (IE) to run Windows Update (and possibly other sites that refuse to work in anything besides IE) I immediately went to Firefox Add-ons’ IE Tab page . As of this post they have downloadable versions of IE Tab for Firefox 1.5 through 3.
I installed it and restarted Firefox, went to google and searched Windows Update then right-clicked the link and selected the “Open Link in IE Tab” and tried it out right away. Windows Update ran flawlessly – well not really, but it only did the normal silly stuff it does in IE like warnign me to install the Critical Updates for Windows XP when none are available.
Get IE Tab!