6 SEUS, UltraMon and Incompatible Macromedia errors

Apr 4th, 2007   12:47 am

If you have multiple monitors, and use UltraMon to make life a little easier, and you happen to use Sony Ericsson Update Service (SEUS), then you may have come in to the same problem as I (and many other users of UltraMon and WindowsBlinds it seems).

The problem is that on startup of the Update Service, I get “Incompatible Macromedia version. Required version available from http://www.macromedia.com. Application will terminate.”

If you get on to SE support, they’ll ask you to go through the steps of un-installing and re-installing the Adobe Flash ActiveX plugin for MSIE, but to no avail. So, it was only after a few wasted hours that it dawned on me, having seen all the references to WindowsBlinds whilst Googling this problem, that it may be my UltraMon. Sure enough, temporarily shut it down, and SEUS works as expected.

Hopefully, this will be of some help to others!

Comments:

zoki
Jul 23rd, 2007   4:25 pm

i cant boliveit i have some problem i try everything and now i read your solution i fuc*** SEUS works :) thanks man ;)
Vomov
Jul 31st, 2007   1:27 pm

Same problem here, but no extra prog's exept a fresh (5 minutes ago completed) install of Windows XP Pro.

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cgarvey
Jul 31st, 2007   1:42 pm

I'd guess that your problem (on a fresh XP install) is almost definitely to do with the version of Flash installed in that case. It's worth trying the full un-install / re-install of Flash plugin, if you haven't already. Google it for the list of steps. If you have already done so, I'm all out of ideas except maybe to start killing off processes you don't recognise (that aren't vital system ones, that is!)
MikeH
Jan 15th, 2008   11:30 pm

(Sorry for the bump, but....) You sir are a genius! I'd have never made the mental leap from WindowBlinds to UltraMon, but I guess they're installing similar hooks. This is the only time I've seen UltraMon being mentioned and quitting it saved my sanity with the SEUS updater! Cheers!
Jan 30th, 2008   5:48 am

Thank you for sharing your learnings with the rest of the world. (And thank God google indexed this blog entry!) I was tearing my hair out trying to sort out my PC as another frustrated SEUS-wannabe with the incompatible Marcomedia issue. Mine problem turned out to be WindowsBlinds (v6.0) and DisplayVision (v1.5.0). Next time you're in Sydney, Australia drop me a line - I owe you a (very big) beer. DJ
Apr 14th, 2009   2:20 pm

Looks like Ultramon causes more problems than benefits...! I've just solved a strange Ultra-Mon related issued which was almost driving me crazy! Windows starts with a 640x480 resolution and lowest depht color ever. On Control Panel -> Display -> Properties you receive the following message: The currently selected graphics display driver cannot be used. It was written for a previous version of Windows, and is no longer compatible with this version of windows. The system has been started using the default VGA driver. Please contact your hardware manufacturer to get an updated driver, or select one of the Microsoft provided drivers. After some hours trying to reinstall newest and older (and theoretically more stable) drivers, i just uninstalled Ultramon and the problem was fixed. Strange though, I have had this problem only in 2 of the almost 15 computers i have with Ultramon running. I wonder if its some compatibility issue...! Regards!

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