Till now Microsoft Update Catalog site, which lets you download Windows Updates manually by searching such as for Microsoft software update, drives and hotfixes, is restricted for use in Internet Explorer only because of ActiveX Control requirement. Microsoft has announced they’ll remove the ActiveX requirement soon, which paves the way for the site to work in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other browsers.

Microsoft to remove ActiveX Control Requirement for Update Catalog site to work in all browsers

“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.”

Microsoft Update Catalog site opened in Chrome says must be running IE 6.0 or later