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Download buttons don't show on IE in new systm

Just recently I got a new Dell desktop. In this system (running XP SP2 as well as IE 6.0 SP2) download buttons in both Adobe and Apple's iPOD web sites do not show up. In scanning the code, it looks like both of them are trying to run Javascript, but I'm not 100% certain.

I also have the XP firewall as well as the McAfee firewalls installed. I've set the site to be trusted. Still, no download buttons.

They do show up on my older laptop, which is running XP SP 2 and IE SP2. The one difference I've seen is that the new system does not show Microsoft VM in the Advanced tab of Internet Options. I've tried changing a number of the entries that seem might impact, with no result. Query to Adobe has not been answered (haven't found a way to ask Apple on their site).

Anyone has a solution?


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One minor suggestion, use only "one" firewall

In reply to: Download buttons don't show on IE in new systm

they tend to confict with each other. That's what I have seen mentioned on this forum on numerous occasions. I'm sure someone else will come along with some more helpfull advise

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Jsolera, Try This...

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..Install the newest 1.4.2 Java and Windows Script Engine using the instructions below.

Click on the link to Sun's Java below, then click on the "Download Windows J2SE JRE" download link that is in the "J2SE v 1.4.2_09 JRE includes the JVM technology" section. Download the full "Windows Offline Installation" file to your desktop,(about 15 MB), scan it with your antivirus (just to be sure it's clean), then shut down all background programs, including your antivirus, then run the installer.

AFter that, download and install the updated Script engine from the appropriate link below:

Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 2000 and XP

At the link above, you'll need to validate your version of XP which isn't a problem as long as its legal.

After everything is installed, then open the Control Panel, double click on the "Internet Options" icon, then click on the "Advanced" tab. When that loads, scroll down to the "Java(Sun)" section and make sure there is a CHECK mark next to: "Use Java,....". Click on Apply.

Hope this helps.


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Thanks! 50% fixed

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Thanks. Finally got to your recommendation. It fixed the problem with the Apple site, but not with the Adobe site. Any other ideas?


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Jsolera, Then Please Make Sure...

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...that ActiveX controls are enabled like this: Click on Start-Control Panel, then double click on the "Internet Options" icon. When that loads, click on the "Security" tab, then click on the "Internet" icon (the world globe), then click on the "Custom Level" button. When that screen loads, make sure the "Reset to" line at the bottom of the window says: "Medium", the click on the "Reset" button. Select "Yes/OK" when the window asks: "Are you sure?"

In addition, you may need to disable the "Pop Up Blocker" on Internet Explorer. Open IE, then click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Turn OFF Pop Up Blocker".

If that doesn't help, then please give us a link to the Adobe site you're having problems with..In addition, you stated that the download buttons don't show up..Is it just a screen resolution problem? Is there a placeholder/red x where the download button is supposed to be or is the download button off the screen somehow?

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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