XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by Terri Bent » Sat, 02 Oct 2004 23:16:31


I have tried to send the following to MS support four
times. Their incident submission page even has an active X
control warning. Can't get the idcident submission to
collect my pc data or send the report. If anyone can help
me with the following I sure would appreciate it........


Had smooth install of SP2. Having big issues with security
and cannot find answers anywhere on Microsoft and getting
really frustrated. Used all resources on MS and no help.
I need to enable add -ons, plug ins and Active X controls
for many functions I use on many web sites regardless of
security issues. Could not get even Office update to work
and Office discussion page tells me I need Active X
control (not on info bar..on page itself in large blue
letters) to use discussion group (!!).

Used add on management and all add ons that are in use or
have been in use on IE 6 say 'enabled' but are not
working. I especially need any showing Active X or Java.
I tried to update each item on both lists; some updated,
some said no update available but still won't work. I did
some checking/unchecking on internet security options
for active X (there are so many) but still not working.
Here are some issues and I need to know how to fix them
please.

I use XP SP2 pop up control and my own firewall with
latest version of Trend Pc Cillin Internet security/ virus
protection. XP firewall disabled.

1. Office and Windows Updates start to search my system
and tell me 'The Office Update Catalog cannot be
displayed -
The Office Update site is currently experiencing some
technical difficulties and is unable to check for
updates'. I try day after day but neither will work.
Windows Update search just keeps running with no results.
2. Cannot print coupons on line such as on
www.airwick.com. Says they have printed but haven't and
nothing wrong with printer functions (I tested). There is
a plug-in per airwick site help and says I need but I get
no security error on info bar except pop up and I tempy
disabled it but still nothing prints. On coolsavings.com
(which I have used for years)...when I go to download the
coupon print manager it tells me to use the info bar to
allow the download of Active X but there is NO info bar
coming up. This is ridiculous. Printing coupons using
their software is just fine with me so why can't I?
3.When the info bar does come on some sites and tells me
about active X controls and I go to options there is only
info on this and no way to enable the controls even tempy
like you can with pop ups. Sometimes the info bar
disappears before I can even click on options.

Bottom line is that I need to enable Active X and Java to
see/print,etc regardless of SP2 security. I need to be
able to use add ons and plugs in at my discretion. I know
I am not alone so not sure why your web site does not
directly address how to do this.

HELP PLEASE. This is driving me nuts. Even your incident
submission page says it requires Active X controls to
display...JEEEZ. Have tried to submit this four times.
Won't collect data on my computer nor sent this to you.
Guess it needs active X to do that too. This is crazy.

Terri
 
 
 

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by Sm9obm55IE » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 02:25:03

ry reading the article "Changes to functionality in Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Found on the Microsoft.com/downloads. There is a whole section on the
Active-X and other changes in Explorer.

Johnny Hawk
Ctrl-Alt-Doh!

"Terri Benton" wrote:


 
 
 

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by Heatseeke » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 03:18:29


in internetexplorer tools menu at the botom internet
alternetivs (or somthing like that dont know the name in
english am from sweden) wel open that and then security
in ther somewere in the list you have some new
alternetivs change the ones that has to do whit activx so
that they dont get blokt or askt about any mor than the
suport page will work (you can change mor things there
tat you dont want blockt to)
Me I re installd whit out that *** my printer stopt
working wen sp2 was on my computer.
 
 
 

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by anonymou » Wed, 06 Oct 2004 13:17:54

ave you considered the possibility of going back to a
prior system state (pre SP2)?

Windows XP Service Pack 2.
section on the
active X
help
security
getting
controls
of
work
or
Java.
updated,
did
virus
results.
is
get
coolsavings.com
the
me
only
tempy
to
know
incident
 
 
 

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by dGVycm » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 22:25:05

Thanks, I did all the security stuff and said to allow active x on
everything,etc,etc but still no good.
 
 
 

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by dGVycm » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 22:27:03

hanks so much. I sure will. Thats the kind of article I spent hours
searching for.

Terri

"Johnny Hawk" wrote:

 
 
 

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Post by dGVycm » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 22:27:05

would love to go back to pre sp2 but it seems to be almost essential that
we upgrade to the darn thing. I like the features IF I could just get the
info bar to display the options to download active X since that seems to be
the whole problem.

Terri

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Post by dGVycm » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 22:35:04

had already done the functions in the add on manager and other areas they
refer to. I even checked in security and enabled all active x items. Problem
is that I do not get the info bar at all for active x options. I only get it
for pop up control. What I want to do seems to be QED but is a nightmare at
this point. I just want to be able to get the options to download active
x..grrrrrr.

Terri

"Johnny Hawk" wrote:

 
 
 

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by QW5na » Sat, 25 Dec 2004 01:11:02

erri,

Did you ever get this solved? I found your post today and I'm having the
same issue with a client's site. I don't get a yellow error bar and can't
download their reports. I had to clean and wipe the hard drive on one of the
laptops and reinstall xp without SP2 to be able to do the downloads. I would
much rather use my desktop for this stuff.

Any luck?

Thanks,
Angi


"terri" wrote:

 
 
 

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Post by dGVycm » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 23:27:01

o I never did it resolved. It only causes me problems on certain sites and
nothing I can't really live without....unlike your case. It just irritates me
that I cannot get the yellow bar to prompt me to accept the particular Active
X I need for those sites.

"Angi" wrote:

 
 
 

XP SP2 active x control,add-ins,plug-ins nightmare

Post by dGVycm » Tue, 28 Dec 2004 23:29:02

Thanks 'Sweden'....made all those security tool changes but still cannot get
the yellow bar to appear. Am learning to just live without those downloads.
Just makes me so angry.

Terri