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Trying to install Quick books simple start on Windows 8 but I keep getting a Flash/ActiveX error right after entering the product key. Any thoughts?

Screen shots of the errors: http://imgur.com/a/dLnBX#0

Windows 8 already has .NET 4.5 built in, and Flash is up-to-date...

Here was the QB support advice: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/articles/SLN41780

We tried the recommendations in the above article without any success.

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have you installed the required MSXML 4.0 Sp3? –  magicandre1981 Feb 24 '13 at 6:11
    
Thank you for your thoughts and MSXML4.0Sp3 was downloaded and accepted no errors but on trying to install Quick Books same error messages. :) –  Art Feb 24 '13 at 14:49
    
inside the temp folder there should be a MSI log. Open it and look for error messages. –  magicandre1981 Feb 24 '13 at 16:42
    
Here's the line in the log with the error: MSI (s) (5C:2C) [16:55:36:336]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX. Product Version: 10.0.32.18. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Adobe Systems, Inc.. Installation success or error status: 1603. –  Art Feb 26 '13 at 1:02
    
Here's a pastebin of the complete log: pastebin.com/Xu2j8K70 –  Art Feb 26 '13 at 1:03
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adobe flash player setup fails. Win8 includes a Flash player and the tool doesn't know this and fails. MS doesn't list all versions as compatible.

If you need the tool run it inside a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox, VMware Player with a Windows XP for example)

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