I have recently installed Windows XP Pro SP2 on a spare PC that I have. It installed fine, activated, and I have updated it with the all of the latest updates from Microsoft.
Here's the problem. There's a website that I use that displays activeX content. It's a site that I trust and have used from all my other PC's that also have XP Pro on them. When I get to the site, and load the page that has the activeX content, I get a Windows warning under the toolbar that states "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer stopped this site from installing an ActiveX control on your computer. Click here for options..." I then click and select the option to "Allow ActiveX". At that point I get a Security Warning dialog box that says "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher". There is an OK button, but no option to accept anyway. When I click OK, the dialog box disappears, but all I get is the red X where I'm supposed to see the content.
The dialog box only has an OK button, no option to allow the site anyway. When I press ok, the error box disappears and the location on the webpage that is supposed to display the content has nothing but the red X tha appears when active x content doesn't display.
Here's what I have done so far:
- I've added the site in my Trusted Sites list.
- I've compared all of my settings with my other PC's that have no problem accessing this site.
- I've gone to Tools-Internet Options-Security, and basically allowed for everything that looks like it might allow the content, even to the point where windows security is constantly warning me that my computer is not secure.
There has to be a way to override this. I did a search on this website, but the last string and solution on this subject was back in 2004. The accepted solution back then was to remove SP2. I can't beleive that this is still a valid solution. As I stated, I am running XP Pro SP2 on other machines with no problem.
I've now wasted way too much time on this.
Please help. Thanks.