Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by _ORiON_, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. _ORiON_

    _ORiON_ GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 3, 2005
    I installed Macromedia Flash 8 on a flash drive as I need to transfer from one PC to another (i dont have a permanent PC, as of now :'( ). I then tried it to run on another PC but it says it encountered a problem and needs to be reinstalled. But I am guessing it's got something to do only with the windows registry. Am I right?

    If so, can someone teach me how to export only the specific registry files that I need for the program? Please..........

    Thanks guys! [​IMG]
  2. Squiffy

    Squiffy GBATemp's Little Embarrassment

    Oct 30, 2002
    Northern Ireland
    You mean you just copied over the files that are installed in, e.g. "C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash"?
    I would think there's a lot more than just reg files that need copied over. Best to just put the installation file onto the flash drive and reinstall it.

    Also, are you talking about the flash player or the flash editor?
  3. _ORiON_

    _ORiON_ GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 3, 2005
    i said i installed from the cd, not just moving a pre-installed copy to the flash drive. the flash editor, that's what.
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    First up I assume you are at least able to use a registry editor (it is a glorified version of a contnents page and notepad really), while we are on the subject much like most other windows built in stuff regedit is a slow convoluted piece of junk (try searching for something if you need a demo). I suggest another editor, my prefered one is RegAlyzer (made by the same people as Spybot Search and Destroy and is freeware):

    While I agree it is most likely a registry issue it may also be a license one (programs like this generally come with some nice protection).
    If you are lucky though do a search for macromedia or one of the companies responsible, export your results (it is just a simple menu/right click option if I recall), you will end up with a .reg file, transfer to your current machine double cick this file and it will be imported to the registry.

    This is also a nice way for malware to screw your machine (MS in their infinite wisdom decided to store vital system stuff as well as the last score on spider in there) up so when doing this make sure you do not just use anyones .reg files.

    Oh and under XP you will likely need admin rights (there are also other options you can tweak to diable editors so make sure none have been activated).
  5. theorgan

    theorgan GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 14, 2006
    United States
    im a little confused as to what you are doing. but if you installed it on a flash drive and move that drive to another computer it will never have files that are needed when you first install it on a computer. not only reg files will be missing but .dlls will be missing also. check the installation log to see what goes where and maybe you will be able to find what is missing. my suggestion is to put the install files on the drive and install it on the computer you go to.
  6. _ORiON_

    _ORiON_ GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 3, 2005
    where can i find the installation log?
  7. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

    Former Staff
    Jun 18, 2004
    British Columbia
    The short answer is that you cannot do what you're trying to do. When you installed Flash to your USB drive, it installed all sorts of OTHER system files all over your hard drive, in addition to settings in the registry. You would need to install Flash on every computer you're planning on using the USB drive on - that way, the main program files are on your USB drive, and each computer would have the other files necessary to run the program.

    Flash was not designed to be run from a USB drive.