How to Install ActiveX & Java

By Lysis

ActiveX and Java are common components used on website pages. ActiveX is a proprietary technology used in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. Java is a widely used language used to create interactive Web pages and it is compatible with any Web browser. Both of these components are downloadable applications and are installed differently. ActiveX components are created by developers, so there is no one ActiveX installation. However, Java is freely distributed by Sun Microsystems and only requires one installation to activate Web pages that use the technology.

ActiveX

Step 1

Save the ActiveX component in a directory on your hard drive. You can create a new directory, or keep the ActiveX control in a common area such as the \"System32\" Windows directory.

Step 2

Click the Windows Start button and select \"Run.\" Type \"cmd\" into the text box and click the \"OK\" button. This opens the Windows command prompt.

Step 3

Enter \"regsvr32\" into the command prompt. Replace \"\" with the location and name for the ActiveX control. For instance, the following statement registers \"MyControl\" and installs it on the system:regsvr32 c:\\mycontrol.ocxThis installs, registers and makes the ActiveX component available in your Web browser.

Java

Step 1

Download and save the Java ZIP file to your hard drive. After the download is completed, double-click the file to extract the installation files to a directory on your hard drive and start the install process.

Step 2

Select \"Install\" at the opening license agreement screen. By clicking \"Install,\" you agree to the license agreement for the Java software.

Step 3

Select a directory to install the Java software. The installation is a small process, and it should only take a few seconds to complete. Click the \"Close\" button at the final window to complete the installation.