Missing infobar with "This site might require the following ActiveX control"

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Gabriel Lozano-Morán, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Since I am running Windows XP x64 Edition I have noticed that in Internet
    Explorer I no longer see the infobar with the message "This site might
    require the following ActiveX control: ...." from certain sites. The problem
    is that I don't have the opportunity to install the activex control to show
    the content of these sites.

    I have also installed Internet Explorer 7 hoping that this would solve the
    problem but without luck, making me think that this is related to the
    operating system? This problem is very annoying and so problematic that if I
    don't get this solved soon I would have to reinstall Windows which hopefull
    this is my last option.

    Gabriel Lozano-Morán, Jun 13, 2006
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  2. You do realize that there are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of IE in XP
    Pro x64 don't you? Which one are you using?
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 13, 2006
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  3. Gabriel Lozano-Morán

    John Barnes Guest

    Make sure you are using the IE32 not IE64. Links from OE launch IE64. On
    IE32 you will have the infobar 1 time for each activex control that is not
    on your system, if you agree to install them, the message will no longer
    appear and the installed activex control will be used by the page. On IE64,
    you should get the message each visit as the installs are not available to
    IE64 pages.
    John Barnes, Jun 14, 2006
  4. Oh my god, I finally figured out what the problem was, this took me an
    entire day to solve it:

    I was running under an account with limited privileges and apparently you
    don't get to see the infobar when you do. When I choose either the 32-bit or
    64-bit version and "Run As..." an account with admin privileges I would get
    to see the informationbar. The last couple of weeks I have been running
    under this limited account as Microsoft recommends this for security
    reasons. But I have so many problems with all kinds of software:

    - Games that have anticheat protection don't work
    - Can't use Nero or any other burning software to burn CD's/DVD's because
    you need admin rights to access these low level drivers
    - Several third party applications simple don't launch without telling why
    - ...

    I just hope that once Windows Vista will be released we won't have the same
    problems. Because this will push users into falling in the same bad habits
    of running accounts with higher privilegs just to make the software work.
    Gabriel Lozano-Morán, Jun 14, 2006
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