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Installing Flash 8

To perform a standard application install, insert the Macromedia Flash 8 CD into the CD or DVD player on your computer, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Because the setup process is different for Macintosh OS X and Windows platforms, general steps are provided to help you get started, and the on-screen instructions will guide you through the rest. Make sure to have your serial number handy because you’ll be asked to enter it during the installation process. If you’re updating from a previous version of Flash, you’ll be required to verify the older version with your serial number for the previous version. The Flash installation includes all the components you need, including the Flash Player 8, to develop Flash content. The Flash Player is software installed on a users computer that allows them to view published Flash movies (SWFs) in a Web page or through the player.

Install Flash 8

Insert the Macromedia Flash 8 CD into your CD-ROM drive.

If necessary, double-click the CD icon, and then double-click the installer icon.

The installer window opens, displaying the opening screen of the Flash 8 installer software.

Follow the on-screen instructions to install the product; the installer asks you to read and accept a licensing agreement, indicate where you want to store the software, and enter a serial number.

IMPORTANT Macromedia in an attempt to thwart software piracy, now requires online or phone activation of the program. The activation occurs during the installation process, but you can postpone it for 30 days of product installation. If activation is not achieved within 30 days, Flash will cease to function. You can click the Help menu, and then click Activate Macromedia Flash to complete the process.



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