I had a problem installing Macromedia Flash Play v10 in a Windows XP environment. The problem was that Macromedia Flash installed appeared to lack the permissions to install a certain file even though I was logged on an administrator. After a frustrating week I finally worked out what it was. ðŸ™‚
My problem turned out to be my McAfee Antivirus. Turning off ‘ ON Access Scan At Start-up’Â allowed me to install the flash player. Remember to turn it back on post installation.
Another thing work checking are the permissions in the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
It’s a good idea to periodically defrag your harddisk in Windows XP. This will increase the performance of the orperating system.
To run the Defrag utility go Start-> All Programs ->Acessories -> Systems Tools -> Disk Defragmenter.
Note: To speed up a defrag operationÂ restart the system before you launch the Defragmenter application. This allows the operating system to clear out the swap/paging file andÂ focus strictly on defragmentingÂ the necessary data on the hard disk without having to stop and manage a huge swap file.
More advanced users can configure the defrag operation to occur immediately at startup. You can do so easily with a simple registry edit.
Note: Editing the Windows Registry is not without risk. PleaseÂ back up your Windows Registry before you do any editing.
Follow these steps to start a defrag operation immediately upon startup:
* Launch the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
* Go to:
* Right-click the RunOnce subkey and select New | String Value.
* Name the value Defrag and press [Enter] twice.
* Type Defrag.exe c: /f in the Value Data text box and click OK.
* Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows.
The defrag operation will begin when you type your password and press [Enter]. (Values added to the RunOnce key are removed immediately after the command has been run.)