How can I prevent Macromedia Shockwave Player content from displaying in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)?

A. To disable Shockwave Player content in IE, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility registry subkey.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, Key.
  4. Enter a name of "\{166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000\}" without the quotes, then press Enter.
  5. Select the new key, then, from the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
  6. Enter a name of "Compatibility Flags" without the quotes, then press Enter.
  7. Double-click the new value, set it to 400 (hexadecimal mode), then click OK.

To reenable Shockwave Player content, set the registry value to 0.

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