REQ: How do I execute .exe file from HTML file?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by young@and.restless, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Guest

    I created a HTML file on my XP machine that has a command in it to
    execute a .exe file. It works just fine on the XP machine.

    I put the HTML file plus the .exe file on a CD that I made autostart,
    and it works just fine on the XP machine.

    Now I tried the same CD on my W98 machine and I get an error window
    saying the .exe file of type application x/msdownload and Netscape
    doesn't know what to do with it..

    An extract of the HTML command line is:

    <tr>
    <td valign="top"><img src="W98-Updates_files/blt-black5x12.gif"
    height="5" width="12" vspace="5"></td>
    </tr>

    <td valign="top" class="bodytext"><b>
    <a href="ABCDE.EXE">ABCDE Update</a></b></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td valign="top"></td>
    <td>This update executes ABCDE.</td>
    </tr>

    What am I missing?

    Thanks
    , Jan 8, 2004
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  2. Whitecrest Guest

    In article <>,
    less says...
    > I created a HTML file on my XP machine that has a command in it to
    > execute a .exe file.


    Create an active X control and run it from there.

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    Whitecrest, Jan 8, 2004
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  3. Guest

    Re: Re: REQ: How do I execute .exe file from HTML file?

    On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 05:57:16 -0500, Whitecrest <>
    wrote:


    >Create an active X control and run it from there.



    Aw gee... I looked at ActiveX a little and find it confusing at best.
    Is this my only choice? After all, all I want to do is execute a .exe
    file. Maybe I am stupid.

    Thanks
    , Jan 9, 2004
    #3
  4. Guest

    How do I execute .exe file from HTML file?

    On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 05:57:16 -0500, Whitecrest <>
    wrote:


    >Create an active X control and run it from there.



    Aw gee... I looked at ActiveX a little and find it confusing at best.
    Is this my only choice? After all, all I want to do is execute a .exe
    file. Maybe I am stupid.

    Thanks
    , Jan 12, 2004
    #4
  5. Terry Guest

    Re: How do I execute .exe file from HTML file?

    less wrote:
    > On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 05:57:16 -0500, Whitecrest <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>Create an active X control and run it from there.

    >
    >
    >
    > Aw gee... I looked at ActiveX a little and find it confusing at best.
    > Is this my only choice? After all, all I want to do is execute a .exe
    > file. Maybe I am stupid.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >

    now what .exe file would that be then? zap_his_pc.exe??

    T.
    Terry, Jan 12, 2004
    #5
  6. Guest

    Re: Re: How do I execute .exe file from HTML file?

    On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 15:17:22 +0100, Terry <>
    wrote:

    >>

    >now what .exe file would that be then? zap_his_pc.exe??
    >
    >T.



    Point well made -

    Sorry, never thought of that.

    Thanks
    , Jan 12, 2004
    #6
  7. Unregistered Guest

    use a link to a batch file in your web page "abcd.bat" in the batch fil
    write:
    %cddrv%abcd.exe

    This should fix your problem

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  8. rf Guest

    "Unregistered" <4designers.com> wrote in message
    news:4designers.com...
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    Do you realize that you are not posting to a webiste forum when you use this
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    alt.html

    alt.html is a publicly available newsgroup. The website you are
    using is stealing its content directly from there and pretending that it is
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    I suggest you obtain a newsreader and visit us at news://alt.html

    People will listen to you if you do. We are all starting to ignore any post
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    Cheers
    Richard.
    rf, Jan 15, 2004
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