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Cannot remove damaged ActiveX control


Hi all,

I downloaded some music from the Internet (legally, ofcourse ), and found out that I needed some security component to play the file. I was redirected to the following site from Microsoft:
http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/...crlupdate.html

The little yellow security line popped up, and I selected "install". Nothing really happened, so I pressed the Upgrade button on the webpage. It returned an error. Oh well, I refreshed te website only to find out that the yellow security line did not pop up. I figured that the activeX control was already installed but I still couldn't upgrade.

After a little googling I found out how to delete a corrupted or unwanted ActiveX control. Goto root:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\, right click and select delete. So I did. However, I can only select "Properties" and nothing else. And when I click the "dependence"-tab (in Propeties) it says damaged.

So my question is: how can I delete or reinstall this ActiveX control?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Maini, this link tells you how to remove ActiveX:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154850/EN-US/
You will need to reinstall ActiveX for full animation etc. Vist Windows Update to download ActiveX. Neil.

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Hi Neil,

When I went to bed yesterday I realized that I had forgotten to tell you, that I was using Windows Vista. I just found out how to delete the ActiveX object. The guide you posted (which I already had read) does not apply to Vista.
I'm sorry about my mistake. Thanks for your time

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sometimes when you can't access a file, or can't remove it, is because windows is using it.

Try rebooting your computer in safe mode and try again.

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Originally Posted by radiogold View Post
sometimes when you can't access a file, or can't remove it, is because windows is using it.

Try rebooting your computer in safe mode and try again.
Thanks, but I have already solved the problem

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