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hector7

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After re-formatting and reinstalling Windows XP home, I have had to reinstall programs I have used in the past; however, when trying to download Macromedia flash, nothing happens. No error messages, just a red cross where the download completed picture should appear. I think it might be something to do with my XP firewall setings, but am not sure.
 

Cheeseball81

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It's possible, yes.

It could be due to your ActiveX settings.

From Macromedia's site:
Although your browser security settings should be chosen by you or your system Administrator, the 'Medium: Default Level' will allow you to view Macromedia Flash content. For any Custom Level, ensure that both "Download Signed ActiveX controls" and "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" are not disabled. (Enable or Prompt will work).

To view your Security Level do the following:

Open Internet Explorer.
Choose Tools then Internet Options.
Select the Security tab.
Choose Internet.
Ensure that "Download Signed ActiveX controls" and "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" are not disabled.
If you are having trouble installing make certain that your Internet Explorer security level is not set to High or at a custom level which does not allow viewing of ActiveX controls.

As far as the firewall goes, you will need to ensure that your firewall or utility settings are set to allow ActiveX controls or you will not be able to view Flash movies in Internet Explorer.
 
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