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Ive just got the British Gas top up meter and have been trying to download Activex to use it but i keep getting the same error message. Ive tried changing my Internet Options but nothing has worked, called British Gas but apparently they are not 'IT' trained so werent much help!

All the error messages says is 'Sorry the Activex control for your home top up connector could not be downloaded. Please revise your browser settings if needed or try again later if your browser settings are correct'.

Any help much appreciated!


5 Answers Found


Answer 1

Ive got Windows 7 but Internet Explorer 8 also its a 32bit comp if that helps


Answer 2

This forum is for writing Windows Forms-based software. Try look for a browser security forum.

Answer 3

Hello Carr89,

This forum is dedicated to Windows Forms technology, your question is Off-topic here. 
I'm moving this thread from Base "Windows Forms" to "Internet Explorer Web Development" forum, since this issue is related to IE. There are more IE experts in that forum.

Best Regards,


Answer 4

IE9 Beta Installed?

Uninstall it.


Answer 5

Hello Carr89,

have you solved your problem?

the error message requires you to revise the browser, have you tried reset the internet Explorer setting?

Go to Tools>Internet Options>Avanced tab>Reset the internet Explorer setting

Click 'Rest'.




I have an intranet site that I want to allow user to print from browser without going through SSRS report viewer. I utilize the rsClientPrint dll to achieve this task. All of the machines will prompt user to install the activeX if they try to print from the report viewer by clicking the print icon but some machines will not prompt to install the ActiveX control if they just browse the aspx page which utilize the ActiveX control. Again some machines work, someone won't. Also, the ones that don't work I had installed the ActiveX via report viewer previously and removed it via Manage Add-ons. I have set the security on browser for internet, intranet and trusted sites as loose as possible but still no luck. What else am I missing?


i've problems with the print function (from .aspx...)

First i thougt it's the KB956391 or KB956391 problem because the errortext is "unable to load client print control".

but now i think the server doesn't install the rsClientPrint ActiveX on the clients (which is in my case also the server).

I installed the programm "ActiveX Manager" and "rsClientPrint" isn't listed.

how can i insure that rsClientPrint is as ActiveX installed / not installed? 




Hi there,

I built a deployment project to install a office addin for word and for excel 2010. The projects target .netFramework 4.0

If the target machine has all the prerequisites (Office 2010, netFramework 4.0 and visual studio 2010 tools for office runtime) the addin works. but if it has not, I run the setup.exe generated with the deployment project and it starts to download netFramework 4.0 but then appears an error with the following message:

"The deployment program has detected that the file  'C:\Users\MAGALY~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD8742.tmp\DotNetFX40\dotNetFx40LP_Full_x86_x64es.exe' has changed from the  first time it was published

Then the installation can not continue at least that I install the prerequisites individually, and this is what I do not need.

can you please help me?



Every time I download updates I get the same message. 

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86

As I see this was a problem previously.

Is thre a fix for this?


Hi, I just downloaded the two new PowerPivot Sample releaed on Microsoft downloads on the 17th May and have found the PowerPivotDaxSamples file to be corrupt. I have tried multiple times and even tried to fix the zip file with no sucess. can you please check this file and confirm its ok.

Its this file - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1ae63bfb-c303-44e3-ae44-7413d499495d

Many thanks for the Samples

best regards

Trevor Dwyer

Former SQL Server MVP
I´m implementing a solution based on the MSF 2.0 version and I´m having some problems when using the batchsize property.

When I set the batchsize property and following the exact configuration directions, the framework is repeating the downloaded information from the server more times than necessary. For instance if my table has 500 rows and the batchsize was set to 100, the framework downloads more than 5 times the information from the server. I looks like that as smaller is the batchsize it goes to the server more often and more times. Could you explain me what is the reason of this, an how can I fixed because the client is calling more than necessary to the server.

Hi, I’m configuring EPM RTM in a new machine with SQL Server 2008 SP1 Standard. According to the Sharepoint 2010 requirements, I need CU 2, 5 or later.

So I went to the Microsoft download page and downloaded the CU8 for SQL Server 2008 SP1. When I tried to download, I was forced to use a cheesy form that would send the download link to my e-mail address.

So I filled the form with all the needed information, went to my e-mail and received from the hotfix@microsoft.com an e-mail with the link to download the file and a password. I download the file and the zip self-extractor had a password.

I’ve copied pasted the password in the password box and the password didn’t work. A few thoughts crossed my mind mainly:

• I have a low bandwidth in my client and I took about 2 hours to download the CU8. Couldn’t do anything else because the EPM installation depends on Sharepoint.

• Why the heck did Microsoft protected this file with a password?? If this is needed to install sharepoint, why isn’t this process a little more easy to anyone that wishes to configure sharepoint. The whole process to configure Sharepoint is allready a pain, why complicate even more this proccess???

• I tried to get some help from Microsoft so that anyone can send me a CU 5,6,7 or8 file or link without any password and no one will help.

The client is now looking at me, asking why the system is not ready to go. They bought the licenses, want to have the system configured and ready and because of a CU, I can’t configure this. Honestly this whole password thing is really ridiculous and sometimes such small thing as this can be the reason to lose a client.



I read this blog about Bing Maps extended mode and it states that to download the extendedmodes.dll you need to go to Microsoft Connect. I've signed up with Connect but under the "Bing Maps Silverlight Control Extended Modes Beta Home" it only says "No Links", where can I get the required dll from?


Hi Guys,

I am facing a problem with custom menu item.

Ours is a Live CRM, we have to download a word file using the custom aspx  page. This aspx page should be triggered from the quote form. We are using values of few attributes on the CRM form and passing them as parameters to aspx page. For triggering aspx page (using window.open) with the necessary parameters we wrote a javascript function in the onload event of Quote. For triggering that function, we are using a custom menu. we are calling the javascript function from menu Item. Like this we have two similar menu items.

The problem we are getting is this. When we click menu item that custom page is opening but we are not getting the file for download.  We tried calling the same Javascript function using custom tool bar button, here it is working fine. But we need this using custom menu item. Please help me in resolving this problem.

Thanks in Advance.


Thanks and Regards



Server: IIS6
EUs: Windows Vista SP2 w/ IE8

I created a web page that takes files and lists them on the page so that my EUs can download them. The problem is that when a user tries to download the files an error is thrown. So I had them try and right click save as and I get a different error. I understand why they cannot just click on the file and download it but I thought that they would be able to right click and save as. This however is not working either. I think that is has something to do with the file names because they have an unknown extension type.

The files are in this format:


If I add a .doc or any other known windows extension to the end of the file, right click and save it there is no problem.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


The download works the first time it is clicked but after I download the file and click "download" again event doesn't fire again. page completely loses scope after the download dialog pops-up. Once I download the first file and click any of the download buttons or other asp.net buttons it simply does nothing. I can browse away and back to the page and it works again.Refreshing page works but page freezes once download is done.

Problem might be because of response.end but not sure how to fix.works fine in standard asp.net application.


I downloaded Lord of the rings online and I went to play it but it said i have install a version of .net framework: v1.1.4322. I clicked yes and i downloaded the program, restarted my computer also. I went to go play Lord of the rings online and but it said i had to install the .net framework again. I downloaded it but this time it repair or remove it. I repaired it first but when i restarted same thing happened. I tried to remove it but it said I must remove the programs seperately. So I'm lost and just want to play lotro.




For 2 days now i cannot download anything with my utorrent...it stands there just sayng " an attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions.."


Can someone help?/


I have a WIN Vista, 32 bits.


Any sugestions?



Thank you


My OS is XP Home. I only have .NET Framework 1.1 SP2 and .NET Framework 4. I am missing versions 2.0 through 3.5. 

I need to load Visual Basic 2008 on my computer but kept getting an error because .NET Framework 3.5 could not be loaded. I try to download 3.5 but found I only have .NET Framework 1.1 SP2 and I am missing versions 2.0 through 3.5.  My computer continues to give me errors when attempting to download these versions but I think it spans from not having the original .NET Framework 2.0.  I cannont find the just 2.0 online. I had downloaded version 4 with no problem previously, and because this was for a class I'm using a trial version of Visual Basics 2010 which works fine but about to end.

Does anyone know where or how I can load this original 2.0 version? 

Appreciate any help. Jaycatt30


Hi everyone,

I am using a download handler to handle the downloading of files from my website.  I am using a slightly modified code from the Microsoft article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812406

Everything is working fine and downloading, even with large files, but it does not show the file size for any of the files to download. Even if theyre really small.

Here is my code for the handler

public class DownloadHandler : IHttpHandler

        public void ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
            string path = "";
                path = context.Server.UrlDecode(context.Request.QueryString["src"]).DecryptString();
            catch(Exception ex)
            System.IO.Stream iStream = null;

            byte[] buffer = new Byte[10000];

            int length;

            long dataToRead;

            string filename = System.IO.Path.GetFileName(path);

                iStream = new System.IO.FileStream(context.Server.MapPath("~/" + path), System.IO.FileMode.Open,
                            System.IO.FileAccess.Read, System.IO.FileShare.Read);

                dataToRead = iStream.Length;
                string cnt = "";
                switch (Path.GetExtension(filename))
                    case ".jpg":
                        cnt = "image/jpg";
                    case ".jpeg":
                        cnt = "image/jpeg";
                    case ".png":
                        cnt = "image/png";
                    case ".gif":
                        cnt = "image/gif";
                    case ".pdf":
                        cnt = "application/pdf";
                    case ".mov":
                        cnt = "video/quicktime";
                        cnt = "application/octet-stream";
                context.Response.ContentType = cnt;
                context.Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + filename);

                while (dataToRead > 0)
                    if (context.Response.IsClientConnected)
                        length = iStream.Read(buffer, 0, 10000);

                        context.Response.OutputStream.Write(buffer, 0, length);


                        buffer = new Byte[10000];
                        dataToRead = dataToRead - length;
                        dataToRead = -1;
            catch (Exception ex)
                context.Response.Write("Error : " + ex.Message);
                if (iStream != null)

        public bool IsReusable
                return false;

The download handler is called like


The encrypted part is the virtual file path.

Can someone help me solve this issue of the file sizes not showing?



Hi all,

I currently having problems in closing a page that launches a download (using Response.BinaryWrite) opened using IE 6 sp 3. All other versions of IE it closes fine. This page was opened using window.open.

Below is a sample code of what i am trying to achieve:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)



//Specify the document type.

Response.ContentType = "application/word";

//Specify how the document is sent to the browser.

Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment; filename=MyDasddsaocument.doc");

//Get data bytes from the file and send it to the response.

byte[] bytes = System.IO.File.ReadAllBytes(@"C:\\Temp\\in.doc");



Page.ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(this.GetType(), "CloseMe", "window.close();", true);


I hope someone can help me with this issue. Thank you in advance.


hey dere, here is my code.....


 void transfer()
        string filePath = Server.MapPath("~/download");
        string _DownloadableProductFileName = "mob.txt";
        System.IO.FileInfo FileName = new System.IO.FileInfo(filePath + "\\" + _DownloadableProductFileName);
        FileStream myFile = new FileStream(filePath + "\\" + _DownloadableProductFileName, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.ReadWrite);
        string lastUpdateTiemStamp = File.GetLastWriteTimeUtc(filePath).ToString("r");
        string _EncodedData = HttpUtility.UrlEncode(_DownloadableProductFileName, Encoding.UTF8) + lastUpdateTiemStamp; 
        Response.Buffer = false;
        Response.AddHeader("Accept-Ranges", "bytes");
        Response.AppendHeader("ETag", "\"" + _EncodedData + "\"");
        Response.AppendHeader("Last-Modified", lastUpdateTiemStamp);
        Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment;filename=" + FileName.Name);
        Label1.Text = "hel";

i have two problems in this code.First while running this code i dont get the file damaged or corrupt.

Second problem is dat the code exits at Response.End() and doesnt execute d last line... 


I am currently having problems downloading visual studio express edition C#.The setup starts normally,downloads VC 9.0 Runtime,but when it gets to Microsoft .NET framework 4 it can't download and it tries to connect to the server twice and it fails.I am using Windows 7 ultimate 32bit.


I have .NET Framework 1.1, and 3.0 SP2, and 3.5 SP1 on my computer. Auto updates for various .NET solutions unable to download. Do I need all these? Am I missing some? Do I need to delete these and reinstall another?

I'm retrieving a file from my DB, storing in a Byte[] variable. In my local development environment, Visual Studio 2008, the file download works great in all browsers (IE, Firefox, and Chrome).
But, when running on external IIS 6.0 web server, IE 7 and IE 8 browsers will not properly download files: the indicated file name seems to default to my ASPX page "[template].aspx" , not the file name that I specify in the Response.AddHeader(...). 

FIREFOX and CHROME download all files, all MIME types JUST FINE with the correct file name. This problem occurs only in IE? (Several clients all tested with same results.) Is there a disconnect between IE and IIS 6.0 in how the response headers are interpreted? Is there another header attribute needed for IE?

My code:
    Response.Buffer = true;
    Response.ContentType = f.MimeType;
    Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment; filename=\"" + f.Name + "." + f.Extension+"\"");
    Response.Charset = "";



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