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Unable to download software from Microsoft's download center

Posted on 2008-10-16
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I am trying to download software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing site. Whenever I select software and the Download Manager option I get the following message, but no prompt to install any Active X control.
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* Pop ups are allowed
* The site is trusted - all security options set to allow just about anything
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Please wait while the Download Manager begins your download.
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If you have not already installed ActiveX control or the JavaTM applet, an information box will appear in your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser prompting you to install "ActiveX control:...".
If the Download Manager can not install the ActiveX control or the JavaTM applet in your browser, you may have system restrictions.
If you have system restrictions, please:
Download products using the Web Browser method
Contact your organization's Administrator to download products using the Download Manager method
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Question by:agradmin
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You need to download Silverlight for their new download center. It is sort of Microsoft version of Flash.

http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/resources/install.aspx
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Why the heck don't they say so.........? BTW - I had to install logged in as an admin for it to work. Although it looked like it had installed user save/RunAs admin from under a user account it produced the same (bad) results.
Thanks for the excellent/speedy response.
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