No for the installation on a fresh XP install...The program and the visualizations tend to run the best if you have installed Medial Player version 10. The next thing to make sure is that you have the latest flash player and shockwave players installed as mentioned above. Also Do NOT install internet explorer 7, All of my test installations and development have been with the components from internet explorer 6. Because internet explorer is so integrated into windows, it will have an effect on how things are running at the kernel level of the operating system. Also the program has problems with the Mini win xp installations as not all of the drivers are present causing further problems. Get that stuff installed and see if your still having these problems occur. Let me know. thanks.