ActiveX installation that uses AXIS fails after you install MS16-104

Applies to: Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1


After you install MS16-104: Security update for Internet Explorer: September 13, 2016 (KB3185319), an ActiveX control installation that uses the ActiveX Installer Service (AXIS) fails.

How to get this update

For Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10

To fix this issue for Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10 or Windows 10 version 1511, you must install one of the following updates:

For Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1

Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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File information

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