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Hi folk... My first post and I will enjoy reading other's...I am not a professional IT person...a 72 year old lady that has just been involved with computers for more years than I care to admit to...remember the IBM 360 and the Burroughs Beastly B80?...and have had my own PC since the early eighties.

I usually use open source browsers but because I teach others of my age to get the most out of their computers, I downloaded the new IE8 and found it wouldnt open a tried and true webpage that would open on all those browsers that I have used!!!!

The message included the dangerous piece of code called swflash.cab... when googling for information (how I found this site) it seems that some gamers programmers and others were experiencing a similar problem.

To cut a longish story short...I went to the Adobe site and downloaded the item...extracted and installed it from C:\Windows in it's own folder. Voila....I can now open the oh so clean Lottery web site here in Queensland australia.

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and that means..., you won the lottery then.

not yet...this tuesday....90 million dollars....lol but seriously the problem is one of the many reasons why I dont like working with MS. However because they have the monopoly I must keep up with their problems to fix my friends problems.... and I must say I dont still that vvery first PC...must be onto my 15th by now...thanks for the response.

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Swflash is Shockwave flash, if the site needed it then it would be asked by any other browser too, not just IE, but personally i hate IE, i feel Firefox/Opera are the best.. :)

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Swflash is Shockwave flash, if the site needed it then it would be asked by any other browser too, not just IE, but personally i hate IE, i feel Firefox/Opera are the best.. :)

that was the whole point...IE8 would NOT allow me to even download it... I ended up downloading it with my favourite gorilla and installing it...then starting IE8 which then accepted my request to go to the www.goldencasket.com.au...
thanks for your input...

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