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Article ID: 941197 - Last Review: September 30, 2011 - Revision: 3.0


After you apply security update 936782, you cannot open .swf files in Windows Media Player. You also receive an error message that resembles the following:
you must install a later version of the Macromedia Flash Player...


This issue occurs after you apply the security update that is described in the following Knowledge Base article:
936782  ( ) MS07-047: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player could allow remote code execution


To work around this issue, install a later version of Adobe Flash Player. For example, install Flash Player v.

Note On April 18, 2005, Adobe Systems Incorporated acquired Macromedia. Macromedia Flash Player was superseded by Adobe Flash Player.

To install the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player, visit the following Adobe Web site: (
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  • Windows Media Player 11, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows Media Player 10, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series, when used with:
    • Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Standard Edition
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