oldbmw: it should work even though you're running an outdated system. Maybe it's just your Flash Player that needs an update - go to adobe.com and download the latest Flash Player for your system.
Otherwise the easiest way to keep your Windows operating system up to date is using Windows Update. It's in your Start Menu somewhere under Programs.
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