Hi again...ok..I reset IE8 to all default settings and turned off add ons, reregistered the dll and nothing is changed. Don't know how to update the flash...so need a suggestion on how to do that. If updating the flash fails how do I get IE to stop automatically opening as my default browser when I click a link from within an email or doc if I don't even have it set as my default to begin with? I have firefox as default and for some reason IE overrides it every time in docs and emails. I can't stand IE but thought what the heck since it wants to act as a default I need it working. Some things also require IE so need it functioning. Thanks for your help...appreciated.