If you ever had to reinstall QuickBooks Pro 2005 on Windows XP, you may have come across the following error message.

Error Installing Flash 7

My solution to get around this install problem is to first, make sure you have a current version of flash installed on the computer.  Next, run the msi package located on the QuickBooks 2005 CDROM at


instead of the default


in the root directory of the CDROM.  Note:  on this machine the CDROM drive maps to D:, but that might not be the same for every computer, so change the drive letter accordingly.

After that successfully installs, be prepared to spend over an hour trying to download and install all the necessary updates from Intuit.  File--> Update QuickBooks...

Good Luck.