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Cannot Install ActiveX from Nvidia.com

jssi03

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When I go to Nvidia.com to update my drivers, there is no way to update because when I click on the drivers tab all I get are blank options to choose from for selecting my video card and OS and what not. I found out that the ActiveX that makes that possible will not install it won't even pop-up. There are no boxes at the top of the screen to confirm and installation of anything. So I click on Option 2 from the the drivers selection page and all I get is an empty page saying that its scanning when in fact it is doing nothing at all. After I click on the link enough times it sends me to a page that still does nothing. No pop-up

Now to let everyone know I just installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit on a clean drive. I have a clean install of it and I was just trying to get drivers for everything and this problem happened. However Windows update did in fact install the correct drivers for the video card. Getting the drivers was not the problem here it is the fact that there was no POP-UP asking me to install the ActiveX needed for the Nvidia site to determine my system settings for it to find the correct driver for me. Is not having that ActiveX going to be a problem for later, or is it nothing to worry about?
 

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AstaLaVista

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#2
Are you using IE6, 7 or 8? if so, did you enable cookies for all sites?

If using Firefox, do you have NoScript or AdBlock Plus as add-ons?
 

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jssi03

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I am using whatever Internet Vista Ultimate comes with I have not installed anything other than updates and drivers for the hardware. I don't know about the rest, but I do not use any pop-up blocker programs or Adblock or anything like that.

I guess I am using IE7 seeing as that is what came with this copy of windows.
 

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AstaLaVista

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OK, that's good to know, weird thing here is that if you have not played with the browser options, it should let everything in but it may be that Vista has turn on the Pop-Blocker as default.

First thing is first, open your browser and empty your history and cookies you have allowed so far... I'll explain why below. You can also do this by going straight to your Temporary Internet Files Folder and deleting all the files there.

So, open the Internet Explorer Browser, once you are at your home page click on Tools>Internet Options, now go to the Security tab and click on Trusted Sites>Sites, where the cursor is blinking type "http://*.nvidia.com" (without the quotes) and hit the ADD button, then OK.

What this will do is make anything that relates to Nvidia one of your Trusted Sites... you can always delete it later if you wish.

Now, click on the Privacy tab and click on the Advance button, Tick the "Override Automatic Cookie Handling" and then, tick both options of "Prompt" for 1st & 3rd party cookies... what this does is that it will allow you to decide whether you want to Enable or Disable the ability of websites to install cookies on your hard drive. One would think that all cookies from all the normal sites are ok, right? Well, now you'll see the amount of bad cookies you are, or rather, you were allowing before this little tweak here. It may be a pain in the butt for a couple or few days, but, once you are settled in with the sites you visit daily, you'll thank me for it. From now on, you will dictate who you want to have as a Trusted Site and who is just a temporary visit site. If by mistake you Disable a site, all you got to do is what you did with the Nvidia site and it will become a trusted site.

If you are back at the Privacy Tab Option, click on the Sites button, here you will manage the sites you want to allow or block. Type exasctly what you typed for the Nvidia site on the blinking cursor and hit Allow, then OK to get back to the Privacy Option window.

Now, back at the privacy options, Tick the "Block Pop-Ups" and then, click on the Settings Tab. Once inside on the Filter Level, I have mine at Block all Pop-Ups (Ctrl to Override). From now on, it will block all sites and you either need to use CTRL to override the block or type the site in the blinking cursor to let window allow pop-ups for site you trust.

I hope I have not confuse you more than help. Let us know if you can get to the Nvidia drivers now.
 

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    EVGA GTX260
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AstaLaVista

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Your Welcome but... Did it work? :huh:
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

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