Ok techies can someone lend a hand here? Just got a new HP laptop running vista, and I must say I'm about at my witts end with it. Vista is constantly having errors left and right. I'm about ready to say screw it, reformat the drive with XP on it but I really dont wanna. Laptop is 3 days old. Currently I have no way to keep shockwave flash installed on my machine. It will not install from adobe's website. I had to manually download it from a 3rd party site, and install it. Now when I run that application and install it, everything seems to work fine. It says its completed and instantly launches IE to send me to adobe's site to show the completed turorial and video. Well as soon as IE is closed it is as if flash was never installed and must be reinstalled. I'm logged in as the admin on the computer, have tried setting full access to admin under the security settings and such. Is there another something I'm missing here, any help would be great. Also, if there are any other Vista related issues going around I've missed that would also be great.