I have Windows XP update set to automatic but recently my updates are not installing and are stacking up. After going to the MS update web page, it wants me to install Active-X, but when I right click on a blank section of the information bar, Active X is not indicated, therefore I am unable to update Windows. I have reinstalled IE 8 and enabled Active X in the Internet Security control panel. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Zapicles, for your reply to my problem. I clicked on the link that you provided and downloaded and installed "cnet2_file-download-activex_exe.exe" but I still am unable to access windows update. Any suggestions? Thanks
Thanks again. I entered all the dll's as listed and went to "Windows Update". Again it states that the website will not display without the ActiveX control. Once again as directed, I right click on the bar just below the address bar and the context menu says nothing about ActiveX, therefore there is no link for me to click on to install ActiveX and I still am unable to access my updates. At the same time, every time I shut down my computer, it states that it is installing updates and will shut down on completion, but after so many tries, my computer shuts down but no updates. These two conditions, I believe are related, but I'm still scratching my head as to a solution. Thanks again for taking time out of your day to help me with this dilemma.