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I shut off my FlashPlayer and can't turn it back on


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I am perfectly willing to turn in my college degree for being this stoopid, but would be eternally grateful for any help at all.

(I shut it off because it kept crashing my browser when I was in Europe and thought it would be easy to turn back on).

TIA

~amusing(but not too bright)lisa
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I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that you can't "shut off" Flash. You can uninstall it though.

You can always try to reinstall flash from adobe.

What browser are you using?
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It is definitely not iuninstalled, I can see that I have version 9.0 onboard. I did click something about disabling Flash Player in a fit of pique...

I am using Windows XP
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Well, you learn something new everyday. I found this website, http://johnhaller.co...sable_flash.asp that discusses disabling flash. Unless you downloaded any programs to block flash you can try the registry hack. Download the "flash_remove_disable.reg" file at the bottom of the page. Close all IE windows and run the reg file. Open IE and see if that fixed it.
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So you htink there is any chance I could do this without downloading/running software? It seems there should be a system setting.

I am combing the archives for the system security teststhat tell how to disable ActiveX and Java and all that. I am certain there is a checkbox in there somewhere that needs checking (or unchecking)

...but then, I am obviously out of my league here and if download I must, I will aquiesce
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If you believe that you disabled it under Internet Options (in the control panel), you can go under security and click the "reset to default level" and go under advanced and click "restore defaults".
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You're a genius! That was it.

Many thanks.

Shall I send my degree along, then?
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Nah, I've already got a couple :)
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