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#1 csigsrfan

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:36 AM

Window Updates using IE Install the ActiveX control required to view the website. ActiveX control does show up. And Chrome will not update Windows. I really hate IE. How do I look to see if I need updates if I cannot get the ActiveX control bar to show up?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:23 AM

Windows Update can only be performed in Internet Explorer.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:11 AM

I've been using Firefox to get my updates for some time now. :thumbsup:

"Using automatic updates

Windows XP and Windows Vista include the ability to locate, download, and install Windows updates without having to browse to Microsoft's website. You can choose to have updates downloaded when they are available and either installed automatically, or held for your review."


http://support.mozilla.com/fy-NL/kb/Using+...+Windows+Update

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:16 AM

Still uses IE's ActiveX Control which must be installed so my original post still holds true.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:25 AM

What about using the EITab?

http://mozillalinks.org/wp/2007/04/update-...within-firefox/

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 05:40 AM

IE Tab just mimicks Internet Explorer and fools sites into thinking that you are using IE when in fact you are not. Without any Add-Ons or plugins to Firefox the only way to perform any windows or office updates is via Internet Explorer. There is no native support to Firefox that will allow this functionality.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:04 PM

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What IE version is it?

Windows updates can be obtained without using IE, here: http://windizupdate.com/

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:22 PM

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What IE version is it?

Windows updates can be obtained without using IE, here: http://windizupdate.com/


IE7 I am using IE to update Windows

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

In IE go Tools>Internet options>Advanced tab and click on "Reset" button.
Restart IE and see, if "information bar" (ActiveX) is back.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:24 PM

I have done that
And know I get another homepage beside www.google.com which I reset after the reset as my homepage

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

Try to update IE to version 8.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:22 AM

IE8 freezes my computer. So it would be hard to update it

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:16 PM

How do you know, it freezes your computer?
Have you had it before?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 09:21 PM

I have had it install about seven times since it come out

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:09 PM

OK, I think, we need to check your Windows installation....

Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista/7), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista/7).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista/7, most likely, you won't need it).
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista/7 case).

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