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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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Nov 20, 2008

I can't view videos in YouTube. My computer died recently, and I'm trying to reset everything.

The message is:

"Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player."

I have installed lastest Flash, but nothing doing. Where do I turn on Java?


[Edited at 2008-11-21 00:30 GMT]

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PRAKAASH  Identity Verified
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Hi Nov 21, 2008

I can suggest ....
1. Uninstall the existing flash players in your system.
2. If it asks to restart, restart your computer.
3. Download it from the website and reinstall it.
4. If it asks, restart your computer again.

Hope it helps!....

Warm Regards and greetings in advance of a merry christmas!
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Eleni Makantani
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Another suggestion is... Nov 21, 2008

... to use Mozilla Firefox as a browser (in case you are not using it), because it is easier to manage add-ons than with IE. Just follow the add-ons advice that it gives you. With Mozilla, the solution to such problems is usually just two clicks away, while, IMO, with IE it takes a lot more trouble and prayers.

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Christian Schneider  Identity Verified
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Enabling Java Script Nov 21, 2008

To enable Java Script (btw: Java and Java Script are two different things):

Hope that helps,

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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Simple setting Nov 21, 2008

This happens when Javascript (not Java!) is turned off. This can be easily remedied in the settings of your browser (usually under the security).
Even better is to download a Javascript manager, so you can turn Javascript on and off as you want. Javascript is a security issue, because many malivolent webpages use it to attack user systems. Therefore, it makes sense to have it generally turned off, but only allow it when necessary.
If you use Firefox as browser, you can download the add-on NoScript. This turns off Javascript generally, but you get a button in the bottom right corner of Firefox that lets you turn it on again, and you can choose if you want that to be just once or permanently for that specific website. Maybe something similar exists for IE, but I don't know about that.
BTW, when you have Javascript turned off, many websites that need complain that you need to install Flash - but that is false, Flash has nothing to do with it. Less computer savvy users can be thrown unto really false paths by this.

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Ann Krol  Identity Verified
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Where do I turn on Java? Nov 21, 2008


I use Mozilla, by Mozilla you have to:

1. go to "tools"
2. select "options"
3. select "content"
4. select "turn on Java Script"

Good Luck sweetie!


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