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Q: Can not install Adobe Flash Player. Error messages are "Failed to register" and/or "Failed to install. __I think the problem is the install of ActiveX.

How to install ActiveX?


This solution works for Windows XP:
1. Uninstall (clean) any of your adobe flash player files. See the instruction and file to download: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html
2. Reboot your computer.
3. You must have administrator privileges to successfully complete these instructions.

Warning! The following solution involves the Windows System Registry. Editing or manipulating the registry incorrectly can result in serious system damage which may require reinstallation of the operating system.

4. Follow the instructions to download the SubInACL tool from the Microsoft Download Center. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en
5. Download SubInACL in a folder of your choice.
6. Download the reset_fp10.zip file. http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/494/cpsid_49419.html
7. Important: Be sure that both the subinacl.msi and reset_fp10.cmd files are in the same location (folder).
8. Double-click reset_fp10.cmd.
9. This will open a command window and execute the SubInACL tool.
10. Do not use the machine while SubInACL is running.
11. When it is finished you will see "Press any key to continue".
12. Install the Flash Player from www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer

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