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can not open a file in powerpoint 2003

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I have microsoft powerpoint 2003 and I'm trying to open a file then it tell me:

some controls on this prsentation can't be activated. they might not be registered on this computer
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quite possible that the file contains some programming codes/macros or activex controls which were not transfered when you moved the file, they should be present on the system where you want to opne this file or the file should be opened on the same system where it was created.
It is an ActiveX control.  Try lowering your macro settings.
Open PowerPoint, click "Tools", "Macro", "Security" and change your security to MEDIUM.
Re-open the presentation.  If it contains code (and you trust the sender),
click "Enable macros".  Should work now.

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I tired that and i'm getting the same problem.

this power point has flash in side on it.

how can i un install the flash that i have on my system and re intall a flush copy of it.?
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