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andrewva84 wrote:
> I recently purchased Windows Vista Home Premium and did a clean install
> and
> everything went perfect. I havent had any problems other than one thing.
> When I try to validate my copy of vista online the ActiveX Control does
> not
> appear and it says this on the page:
>
> "Your Web browser may not configured to run the components or scripts
> required by the genuine Windows validation process. Please try using this
> alternate method."
>
> I click on the link for the alternate method and it takes me to a page
> that
> says click "Validate Now" and after I click that it brings up another page
> that says "Validation not completed: ActiveX Error" the error number is
> [0x80080296].
>
> After that I ran the Diagnostics program on that page and it says "Passed"
> for all of them but "Microsoft ActiveX Controls Loading".
>
> Also when I try to add more providers to my internet explorer 7 search box
> it says "The search provider could not be installed" and it gives me a
> list
> of reasons why it wont work but none of the reasons apply to me.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.