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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Installing Adobe Macromedia Shockwave Player to Work for Internet Explorer

For a clean installation it will be necessary to uninstall the Macromedia Shockwave Player program on your computer, remove Internet Explorer 8, re-install Shockwave Player, re-install IE8, then check whether shockplayer works.


UNINSTALLING THE EXISTING SHOCKWAVE PLAYER ON YOUR COMPUTER

Close Internet Explorer and all other programs except Audio manager and Color for screen.

Copy this file and run it:

http://tysaustralia.com/Macromedia_Shockwave_Uninstaller.exe

Run a Registry Editor program to remove old registry settings.

Reboot your computer.




UNINSTALLING INTERNET EXPLORER 8 FOR A CLEAN INSTALL

Go to "Control Panel", "Control Panel Home", "uninstall a Program", "View installed updates" in the Tasks pane, then "Windows Explorer 8". Click "Yes" in the "uninstall Updates" window. If you are using Internet Explorer 7 just go to the Installing Internet Explorer 8 paragraph.



INSTALLING MACROMEDIA SHOCKWAVE

Download the file "Shockwave_Installer_Full.exe" by going to this URL:

http://www.download3k.com/DownloadLink1-Macromedia-Shockwave-Player.html

Run and install.





INSTALLING INTERNET EXPLORER 8

Go to this URL and click "Download":

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx

Follow the instruction to install IE8.



CHECKING WHETHER ADOBE MACROMEDIA SHOCKWAVE WORKS

Do not go to,

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

to test your Macromedia Authorware Web Player installation. This test site does not work properly and will show that shockwave is not working when it could be.


Enter this URL into Internet Explorer:

http://www.adobe.com/products/shockwaveplayer/gokart/

A
yellow band will appear at the top of the webpage asking if you want to install Macromedia Authorware Web Player. Click this band and follow the instructions.

When you have completed the Authorware Web Player installation the game will load to show that Adobe Macromedia Shockwave is working.



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