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Old 26-02-2008
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unable to install Flash Player in XP

Whenever I try to install Flash player 9 on my comp it gives the following
Error 1904. Module
C:\WINDOWS\system 32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9e.ocx failed to register.
HRESULT - 2147220473
Contact your support personnel.
I have tried almost all troubleshooting displayed on the Flash site including
Tried to instal using stand alone installer
but to no avail.
When I go to IE>Internet options>Manage Add-ons>
I see that this direct X has been installed and the status is enabled, but
flash doesn't work on my comp.
Also when I go to IE>Internet options>General>Settings>View objects>
it shows an active X control {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C}
Version 1,0,0,25. Status & Created BY- Unknown & code base as -
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer. I have tried updating this
by right-click.It does not work. I have even deleted this & tried downloading
again from adobe site but it does not work.
Can anyone please help.

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Old 26-02-2008
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Re: unable to install Flash Player in XP

IE-specific newsgroup:
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Old 27-10-2010
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: unable to install Flash Player in XP

Hi Buddy,

Here are 2 solutions to install adobe flash on win Xp machine

Method 1:

You need to unblock the adobe publisher

Follow the below steps (IE 8)
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
3. Click the Content tab, and then click Publishers.
4. Click the Untrusted Publishers tab, click the publisher you want to unblock,
click Remove, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to unblock that publisher.
5. Click Close, and then click OK.

Now just visit www.adobe.com and install the latest version of flash
Method 2

When you download and install Flash Player from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center, the download uses the Adobe Download Manager. Instead of using the Adobe Download Manager, you can download and run the Flash Player installer manually.

1.If you haven't already done so, Uninstall previous versions of Flash Player which you can download from

2.Select the manual installer depending on the browser you use. Select one of the following:
Flash Player 10 ActiveX (Internet Explorer)

Flash Player 10 Plugin (All other Windows browsers, such as Firefox or Google Chrome)

3.A File Download dialog box appears. Select Save. (If you are using Firefox, select Save File).
4.Print these instructions and then close all applications.
5.Open the folder in which you saved the file.
6.Double-click the file name to run the manual installer.
7.Select the license agreement and then select Install.
8.When the installation completes, select Done.
9.Go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about. If the installation was successful, the page displays the Adobe Flash Player version.

Last edited by Vinay D Urs : 27-10-2010 at 03:46 PM. Reason: More Information
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Old 08-03-2011
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Re: unable to install Flash Player in XP

Vinay D Urs! ThanX!!!!!
I was so stressed out trying to get flash to install...
I used method 2
you Rock!
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