Ardax

Hi!

I need to know how one can remove an installed ActiveX control from the "Downloaded Program Files" area on Windows Vista. In the old versions of Windows like 2000 and XP one could simply right click on the control and then select Remove from the Popup menu to remove it. But this is not working with Windows Vista Business and perhaps it is the same with the other versions of Vista (Basic, Home and Ultimate) also

I know that you can remove the ActiveX control through "Disk Cleanup". But as I understand it this application removes not only the one desired control but all downloaded controls from the "Downloaded Program Files" area

This is not ok for us since we work in a secure intranet environment there we do not allow the users to download the ActiveX controls to there liking. They have to call for an administrator in order to download or upgrade an ActiveX control. So if you at the time of removal must remove all the controls instead of that special one in order to upgrade it they now also have to reinstall all the controls that should not have been removed and they have to do it at ones to avoid the need for the user to call on them again for every time the other removed controls has to be reinstalled.

At the time of removal the administrators wherefore need to have information about all other controls that are installed to be able to administrate them. This is not good since it will take up a lot of unnecessary time for the user and the administrator. It will obstruct the need for upgrade of single controls even if it is important and both user and administrator will feel reluctance to upgrade a specific ActiveX control.

To conclude this! I hope that there is a way to solve this that I have missed. Otherwise I strongly hope you will consider introducing the feature of removal of a single specific ActiveX control from the "Downloaded Program Files" area in Vista. Just like it solved in 2000 and XP.

Regards



Re: General Windows Vista Development Issues Remove installed ActiveX control from "Downloaded Program Files" area.

etallard

I have Windows Vista Business and I have the same problem. I'm working to resolve this problem





Re: General Windows Vista Development Issues Remove installed ActiveX control from "Downloaded Program Files" area.

DarpanK

Try deleting using the cmd prompt, that worked for me.

Cheers, DK.





Re: General Windows Vista Development Issues Remove installed ActiveX control from "Downloaded Program Files" area.

AndyCadley

Open the Internet Options control panel

Select the Programs tab

Click "Manage Add-ons"

Select the ActiveX control your want to remove

Click Delete