How To Install Shockwave Player Without Admin Password

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When trying to install Adobe Shockwave Player, a popup window appears asking to install Norton Security Scan. Since there is no usable 'Agree' or 'OK' or whatever button to make a choice and close that popup window, I'm stuck during installation and cannot continue.

All that can be done is kill installation process in Task Manager.

To do this, type “regedit” in the search box on the Taskbar and select regedit from the results to open Registry Editor. > On the navigator click File > Export, type a name for the back-up copy and save it to your selected location. Step 6: Remove Shockwave Player from Registry Editor.

How can this error be resolved?

fixer1234
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3 Answers

I would suggest the following:

Go to http://www.ninite.com and download an installer from there with only Shockwave. Run the installer. You should be able to install that, as it will bypass any annoying popup and just install Shockwave.

I am assuming you're on a Windows machine, as this will not work on more exotic OS's.

Hope this helps!

KristianKristian

This is the typical Adobe bloat-ware garbage similar to the Google Chrome install everyone misses and don't understand where Chrome came from and why it's now the default browser.

Anyway, when I ran that installer it gave me the same window. When I unselected the 'Include Norton Security Scan' check box, the button switched to Next. Once clicked it finished the install.

Uncheck that box and click 'Agree' to finish the installation. If it still installs Norton you can uninstall it manually from the control panel.

ShockwaveCharlieRBCharlieRB
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After you uncheck the box just press Enter on your keyboard...Hope this helps.

Maciek PLMaciek PL

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Macromedia Web Player installation instructions


Get ready
1Print or save these instructions.
2Make sure you have a Macromedia Shockwave Player-compatible browser:
Windows: Released versions of Netscape Navigator 4.0 or later, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, or AOL 4.0 or later.
Macintosh: Released versions of Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later.
See more information about browsers, system requirements, and compatibility issues.

Note: The Macromedia Shockwave 8 Player default download includes Macromedia Shockwave 8. If you are looking for another Macromedia Web player or a different version of Macromedia Shockwave Player, click 'Need a different Web player?' in the Step 1 column of the Shockwave and Flash Players Download Center. If you are installing a different Web player, get other instructions.

Download Macromedia Shockwave PlayerWindows/Internet Explorer
1Go to the Macromedia Download Center and click Auto Install Now.
2Click through the dialog boxes that appear.
3When the Macromedia Shockwave 8 Player movie begins to play, your Macromedia Shockwave Player installation is successful.
Windows/Netscape
1Go to the Macromedia Download Center and click Download Now. Choose the directory where you want to save the Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer and click Save.

Write down the name of the file you are downloading as it appears in the Save As... dialog box, or use the 'Find...' command to locate the file for step 2.

Note for Windows 95 customers running Novell network software: The Novell software shortens the Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer filename after you download it. For example, 'Shockwave Installer.exe' will become '!Shockwa~.exe'. The Shockwave Player Installer still works with this shorter filename.

2Quit your browser and double-click the Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer icon. Choose the Macromedia Shockwave Player-compatible browser you want to install Shockwave into and click Continue. The installer relaunches your browser and opens to the Macromedia Download Center to complete the installation.
3Click through the dialog boxes that appear. When the Macromedia Shockwave 8 Player movie begins to play on the Web page, your Macromedia Shockwave Player installation is successful.
Macintosh/Netscape or Internet Explorer
1Go to the Macromedia Download Center and click Download Now. Choose the browser you want to use with Macromedia Shockwave Players and click Install.

When the download is complete, find the Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer on your desktop. If it is not on your desktop, use the Finder's 'Find...' command to locate 'Shockwave'.

Note: If you find a compressed file with the extension '.sea.hqx' but no Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer file, you may not have the necessary helper applications to decompress software downloads. Get Stuffit Expander from the StuffIt Expander page and then use it to decompress the '.sea.hqx' file.

2Quit your browser and double-click the Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer icon.Choose the Macromedia Shockwave Player-compatible browser you want to install Macromedia Shockwave into and click Continue. The installer relaunches your browser and opens to the Macromedia Download Center to complete the installation.
3Click through the dialog boxes that appear. When the Macromedia Shockwave 8 Player movie begins to play on the Web page, your Macromedia Shockwave Player 5 installation is successful.
Troubleshooting

If you installed Shockwave Player, but the movies at the Macromedia Download Center page do not work, check the following:

1Make sure you have a Macromedia Shockwave Player-compatible browser.
2Make sure you have only one copy of your browser installed and that the copy you installed Macromedia Shockwave Player into is the same copy you are using to browse the Web.
3If you are running a 16-bit version of your browser with Windows 95, you will receive an error stating 'Could not load plug-in'. This is common with subscribers of earlier versions of America Online and Compuserve. Download the Windows 3.1 version of Macromedia Shockwave Player from the 'Need a different Web Player?' link in the step 1 column and install it.
Browser and system requirementsWindows
Released versions of Netscape Navigator: 4.0 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, or AOL 4.0 or later
IBM-compatible PC with at least Pentium 166 processor or compatible
Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4, or Windows 2000
VGA with 8-bit color (256 colors) or later
32 MB RAM/6 MB free disk space
Streaming audio requires a Windows compatible sound card
Macintosh

How To Install Shockwave Player Without Admin Password Download

Released versions of Netscape Navigator 4.0 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 or later, AOL 4.0 or later
Power Macintosh with at least PowerPC 120 processor
Macintosh System 8.1 or later
8-bit (256) colors or more
32 MB RAM/6 MB free disk space