If you are a Microsoft Windows user, all the updates will be automatically downloaded and installed on to your computer. To manually update changes, you will have to go to Internet Explorer and require Active X. You would very often see a message like the one below whenever you try to open it in any other browser other than IE.
This is true for even Windows 10 users with Microsoft Edge as the website gives an error which says “ You have stumbled upon some vintage web tech. This website runs on older technology and will only work in Internet Explorer.” Edge users will have to return to Internet Explorer, or change the user agent to be able to access the Update Catalog on their computer.
This restriction has been there for a long time now and Microsoft has decided to put an end to this limit. Very soon, you will be able to download and install updates using any other web browser like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Opera, etc.
Microsoft posted this on their website:
“The Microsoft Update Catalog website is being updated to remove the ActiveX requirement so it can work with any browser. Currently, Microsoft Update Catalog still requires that you use Internet Explorer. We are working to remove the ActiveX control requirement, and expect to launch the updated site soon.”
This will be a welcoming news to all Windows users who love to work on their favorite browser without restrictions.