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Old 04-07-2007
Eric Ogawa
 
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How to Install Active X Control

I have Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit) and Internet Explorer 7 (64-bit)
preinstalled on my computer. I would like to know how to download and
install Active X control on my computer. I have no idea how to do that.

Would appreciate any help anyone may have.

--Eric Ogawa




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Old 04-07-2007
Steve Easton
 
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Re: How to Install Active X Control

In Vista ultimate you need to install the ActiveX installer service.
Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn windows features on or off.

Once the ActiveX installer service is installed, got to services and start
it
and then set it to either start Manually or automatically.

Then when a program needs an ActiveX file it will be automatically
installed.
iirc you will be prompted by UAC to allow the install.
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Old 04-07-2007
dean-dean
 
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Re: How to Install Active X Control

The maker of the ActiveX control will have the installer. There are many.
In particular, what program or plug-in are you trying to install?
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Old 04-07-2007
Jon
 
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Re: How to Install Active X Control

You'd need to supply more information about what you're trying to achieve
eg viewing a web page or getting a particular program to work correctly etc
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Old 05-07-2007
Charles W Davis
 
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Re: How to Install Active X Control

Eric,

Active X controls are installed by web site. Normally Banks, Microsoft, etc.
Help returned this:
Maybe. You should be cautious about installing ActiveX controls, sometimes
called add-ons, on your computer, even if they have a valid digital
signature. While ActiveX controls can enhance web browsing, they might also
pose a security risk, and it's best to avoid using them if the webpage will
work without them. However, some websites or tasks might require them, and
if the content or task is important to you, you will have to decide whether
to install the ActiveX control.

Before installing an ActiveX control, consider the following:

Were you expecting to receive this control?
Are you surprised that this website is trying to download an ActiveX
control? Has this website required you to use an ActiveX control in the
past? If this action is unexpected, you should be very cautious. Make sure
you know what the control is for and what it will do to your computer before
you save or run the file.

Do you trust the website providing the control?
Don't install an ActiveX control unless you absolutely trust the website
that is giving you the control and the publisher to created the control.
When you install the ActiveX control, Internet Explorer displays a dialog
box that identifies the publisher, and asks if you want to run the file.
Click Don't run if you do not trust the publisher.

Do you know what the control is for and what it will do to your computer?
The website providing the file should tell you what this ActiveX control is
for and provide any special details you need to know before you install it.
If this information is not available, you should not install the control.
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Old 11-07-2007
Summerlin Foot & Ankle
 
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Re: How to Install Active X Control

I have been trying to get Active X Control to work on my new Windows Vista
Computer for a month now. I need it for work. I tried this last piece of
advice, BUT I cannot find Active X Controll Installer Service on my windows
features on or off screen anywhere. I saw in a picture it is listed first
above GAMES, but it is not on my computer.

I have also tried to manually to install the Active X control by putting it
in "Downloads" folder and opening a command prompt : regsvr32 msrdp.ocx

But, I get the error message - The module "msrdp.ocx" failed to load Make
sure binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems
with the binary or dependent .DLL files The specified module could not be
found.

Why can't I get Active X to work on this new computer?
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