Upgrade

How to Upgrade Firefox from 32-bit to 64-bit in Windows Without Reinstalling

Most web browsers are installed in Windows as 64-bit versions by default, Firefox being the exception. If you installed the default download of Firefox, you have the 32-bit version, not the 64-bit version, even if you’re running a 64-bit version of Windows.

Say you recently got a new Windows computer. After installing the 32-bit version of Firefox from the main page, you installed your favorite add-ons, restored your backed up bookmarks, and even set up multiple profiles for personal and work purposes. But, now you want to upgrade to the 64-bit version of Firefox for better performance. You could uninstall the 32-bit version and then install the 64-bit version, but doing so will remove your Firefox user data, such as saved passwords, bookmarks, settings, extensions, and themes.

Windows 10 Super Sale
Windows 10 Pro Genuine Digital Download For Just $39.95. Buy Now! Go to gamecheap.com

You could back up your profile folders from the 32-bit version of Firefox and then restore them after uninstalling Firefox and installing the 64-bit version. But that’s a bit of a hassle, and there is an easier way.

NOTE: Firefox 64-bit can only be installed on 64-bit Windows. If you’re not sure which version of Windows you’re running, you can easily check. If you’re running 32-bit Windows, you cannot upgrade Firefox to 64-bit.

If you’re not sure if you’re running 32-bit or 64-bit Firefox,…

Which Chromecast Should I Buy (and Should I Upgrade My Old One)?

The Chromecast has been out long enough to have several generations of hardware. But what’s the difference between them, and should you upgrade to the newer versions?

Originally released in 2013, the original $35 Chromecast flew off the shelves thanks to its ease of use, excellent app support, and the dead simple way it allowed people to sling YouTube, Netflix, and other popular video sources to their HDTV. We loved the Chromecast then and we still love it now.

In 2015, Google released an updated version of the Chromecast as well as the Chromecast Audio (an equally easy to use tool that turns your dumb speakers smart). Then, a year after that in 2016, Google released the Chromecast Ultra, which isn’t a third generation Chromecast but a whole new Chromecast line altogether that costs $69 instead of $35.

With all those versions and the amount of years between releases, you may be wondering if you should upgrade your first generation Chromecast. Or, if you’re a first time buyer, you may wonder if it’s worth buying the Ultra over the second generation Chromecast.

Let’s take a look at the specs and features of each device and then highlight when, specifically, it’s worth choosing the newer models.

Upload Your Resume
1000s of Employers Are Searching. Post Your Resume To Be Found. Go to careerbuilder.com/UploadYourResume

The Difference Between the First Gen, Second Gen, and Ultra

Rather than dive into the minute details between the models (like the trivially important differences between which System-On-a-Chip processors the different models use), let’s focus on the practical features that actually change your user experience.

From left: the first generation, second generation, and Ultra

All three Chromecast models can play 1080p content, and all three support HDMI CEC (which means you can easily control things like Netflix playback on your regular TV remote if your TV…