I think I have the same problem.
I have win XP and IE7. I have Sony's Picture Package installed for my digital
cameras. Everything worked fine until a month or so ago. If I try to open
Sony Picture Package, I get an error message that says:
"to run this application, you need to install Macromedia Flash player first."
I've installed flash, shockwave, and quicktime and nothing works. I am also
unable to listen to sirius satellite radio because the player won't connect to
I have 1 PC that works correctly, and the only difference I can see is IT (the
machine that works) has something with Macromedia installed on it. I go to
control panel and add/remove and it's listed there. Yet I can't find anything
but flash, shockwave, and quick time on the adobe site.