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Whenever I try downloading the newest Flash Player, it won't download


Whenever I try downloading the newest Flash Player, it won't download and only shows me a small box in upper left corner with tiny square, circle and triangle inside it. I've tried changing my privacy security, my protective programs to practically letting ANY thing in, and it still doesn't remove that tiny box and let me download. I've enabled anything having to do with ActiveX Still nothing. What do I have to do?


This question was answered on October 30, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Update your system files using Windows Update

In Windows XP Home Edition, you must be logged on as a computer administrator to install components or modify Automatic Updates settings In Windows XP Professional, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Windows Update is a catalog of items such as drivers, security fixes, critical updates, the latest Help files, and Internet products that you can download to keep your computer up-to-date.

Open Windows Update in Help and Support Center

On the Windows Update home page, click Scan for updates

Click Yes when prompted to install any required software or device drivers


Windows Update scans your computer for outdated system files and lets you replace them with the most recent versions

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Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 30, 2004