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Can't use ActiveX in Win7

by steve66 / November 8, 2009 9:52 AM PST

For reasons I won't go into, I had problems with my Win7 Premium upgrade over Vista Basic. So I did a clean install. There are a few quirky things now, the most irritating being the inability to use ActiveX controls from Web sites (i.e., running a PC Pit Stop scan). There are postings all over the place, so I know I'm not the only one. I have rejiggered every conceivable setting under custom settings in IE8, and it just doesn't work. No controls come up, no prompts, no nuttin.

Any thoughts or suggestions?


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This will require
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2009 7:38 PM PST

Each ActiveX author to update or correct why their application does not work. If all ActiveX applications fail you might have IE8's security set to a high lever (a good thing.)

Not to offer any tutorial on where the activex options are, be sure to explore them all.

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ActiveX not recommended
by TaraS_WinTeam / November 20, 2009 8:06 AM PST
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umm..well then how do we get Windows Update Active X to work
by ComputerHelpers4Good / June 4, 2011 8:27 PM PDT

this might sound weird, but if MSoft does not recommend Active X usage, then why does Windows Update require it to get XP SP3 ???

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