I've been trying to get various things to work over the last few days that have involved ActiveX - winks on MSN require Flash which is installed as an ActiveX plugin, MSN Games require plugins, Egg Money Manager, ths list goes on. It came to my attention that ActiveX didn't work. It just pops up the box, you click install, and then nothing happened! I did some googling, and found a few other people with the same problem, and thought it might be SP2 related - and it may be.... I formatted, reinstalled a slipstreamed SP2 and ActiveX worked. I then decided it must be some software, so I installed pieces one by one and found it was NOD32 causing the problem. I did more googling and found a few others with the problem. One guy cured it by going back to SP1. But a friend of mine runs NOD32 with SP2 with no problems... so I'm confused - I have emailed Eset though. Could anyone with NOD32/SP2 try this in IE: http://www.pcpitstop.com/testax.asp And any suggestions/solutions welcome!