I am unable to download ActiveX Controls for Windows Update.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by ryan, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. ryan

    ryan Guest

    Something is seriously wrong. I am trying to update my PC using Microsoft
    Update. When I do I receive the message: Install the ActiveX control
    required to view the website. The website will not display correctly on your
    computer without this control. To install it:
    1. Right-click the Internet Explorer Information Bar. It's located just
    below the address bar.
    2. In the right-click menu, click Install ActiveX Control.
    3. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Install.

    Well, this is my problem. I do not receive the usual drop-down below the
    address bar that allows me to click Install ActiveX Control. I have reset my
    Internet security to the default Medium and have even made sure that ACtiveX
    controls are ENABLED as instructed. I believe this is a result of some type
    of spyware but I have downloaded and run both Spybot and adaware with still
    the same result. I could go on with all that I have tried to resolve this
    issue but I would be typing for a long time. PLEASE HELP!

    Thanks in advance.

    ryan, Apr 12, 2006
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  2. Download the file OLEfix.zip available here (it is a registry file
    that origin from MS Support, and it has fixed the ActiveX problem
    for several people runinng into this problem after installing KB896688
    (and its successors) and is based on
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909889 - even before the article has
    been released):


    Extract it and double click the contained OLE_fix.reg file. Click Yes
    on the dialog box that asks you if you are sure to add the information
    in OLE_fix.reg to the registry.

    You may have to reboot your machine afterwards.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Apr 12, 2006
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