win2000 and flash player 10?


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Beyond X

I encounter websites that ask to install a newer version of flash player
(10) to view vido/picture/sound. When I tried to download it and install
it, I got a small window popping up to tell me:
"Operating System Error 16263.201.355 ---
My system consists of Win2K-sp4, Int.Quad Duo, 2GB Ram, screen res
1024x768, satisfying required setting for FP10. (I installed both IE6
and Firefox 2.0)
What am I missing? please help.
 
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Andrew Rossmann

I encounter websites that ask to install a newer version of flash player
(10) to view vido/picture/sound. When I tried to download it and install
it, I got a small window popping up to tell me:
"Operating System Error 16263.201.355 ---
My system consists of Win2K-sp4, Int.Quad Duo, 2GB Ram, screen res
1024x768, satisfying required setting for FP10. (I installed both IE6
and Firefox 2.0)
What am I missing? please help.

Google that error number, and there are a ton of links to others with
similar issues. Maybe one of them will have an answer.
 
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Sid Elbow

Google that error number, and there are a ton of links to others with
similar issues. Maybe one of them will have an answer.


Raises a question actually. Whenever this has happened to me and it
appears I need an update I've always bailed out and gone back to the
software source (Adobe etc) to get it rather than do it as a drive-by.

I presume the message normally comes from the flash-player itself rather
than the website being negotiated but I've felt it might be possible for
a website to fake one of these and thereby get you to download/run some
malware. Is that possible or just paranoia?
 
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Dave Patrick

Probably both but nothing wrong with that.



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Is that possible or just paranoia?
 
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Ant

I encounter websites that ask to install a newer version of flash player
(10) to view vido/picture/sound. When I tried to download it and install
it, I got a small window popping up to tell me:
"Operating System Error 16263.201.355 ---
My system consists of Win2K-sp4, Int.Quad Duo, 2GB Ram, screen res
1024x768, satisfying required setting for FP10. (I installed both IE6
and Firefox 2.0)
What am I missing? please help.

Have you tried downloading Flash from http://adobe.com? I downloaded two
different Flash installers. One for IE6 and other for Firefox v3. I had
no problems. I never tried downloading and installing through IE6's
ActiveX controls though.
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Space Cowboy

I encounter websites that ask to install a newer version of flash
player (10) to view vido/picture/sound. When I tried to download
it and install it, I got a small window popping up to tell me:
"Operating System Error 16263.201.355 ---
My system consists of Win2K-sp4, Int.Quad Duo, 2GB Ram, screen res
1024x768, satisfying required setting for FP10. (I installed both
IE6 and Firefox 2.0)
What am I missing? please help.

Get it directly from adobe, I don't trust flybys as they maybe malware
traps.
I have 10 running on W2kP quite fine, its Quicktime that gives my 2000
fits, so i just run Firefox off a USB stick in Linux and that way get a
modern desktop with the latest codecs. Still do most of my work in 2000
probably always will as I can't be bothered porting my Xnews settings
over but for Mozilla products it is easy, just copy from profile folder
to profile folder in each.

You might also look into tools that allow you to change the default
user agent like the add on for Firefox and get rid of IE, 'specially
for running 2K after July 13th.

http://www.vorck.com/windows/

I'm not him but he's right.
 
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anonymous

I encounter websites that ask to install a newer version of flash player
(10) to view vido/picture/sound. When I tried to download it and install
it, I got a small window popping up to tell me:
"Operating System Error 16263.201.355 ---
My system consists of Win2K-sp4, Int.Quad Duo, 2GB Ram, screen res
1024x768, satisfying required setting for FP10. (I installed both IE6
and Firefox 2.0)
What am I missing? please help.

What you're missing is that you will continue to get messages telling
you that you "have to install a newer version of flash player" for the
rest of your life and beyond. Flash Player is the downfall of the
entire internet. Adobe, is worse than Microsoft. They continue to
change their flash player software and do not make it backward
compatible. What really gets me is what's the point? Flash player
worked fine when Macromedia still owned it. I have not seen anything
improve ever since Adobe got it. It's the same damn thing.

Then, to get to the real detail, why do we need flash player at all?
Is it just to slow down websites and fill them full of annoying
garbage ads? That's about all it does. Oh sure, it runs some of the
older youtube videos too, but the latest videos are actually driven by
Media Player, which we all have from installing any MS operating
system.

Flash player is utter nonsense. At best it might run a few useless
online games, at worst it allows lots of malware, and identity theft
to overtake your computer. Rather than upgrading the useless piece of
shit, which will ask you to upgrade it again next week and the week
after that for infinity, DO THIS. Get FLASH BLOCKING software. It's
a separate program for IE, it's an addon for Firefox. You wont see
any more flash advertising, wont be pestered every time you load a
website to upgrade the goddamn thing, and you will have a much safer
computer.

**** ADOBE !!!!
 

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