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Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control Driving you Crazy

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Basically, with IE 8 and FF 3.5, you keep getting propted to install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control to view videos.

 

This has been tested on Windows XP Pro, SP3, 32-bit, IE 8.0.6001.18702, and FF 3.5.5

 

1. Uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control

 

-How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html (follow the instructions here to uninstall both, no programs or browsers running)

 

Uninstaller link (.exe) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashpl...lash_player.exe

 

2. Download and unzip (extract) the offline installer of Adobe Flash Player 10 and Flash Player 10 ActiveX.

 

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashpl...911_flash10.zip

 

flash_player_update_200911_flash10.zip~extract the file - install_flash_player.exe

 

http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/t..._10_ActiveX.zip

 

Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip~extract the file - install_flash_player_ax.exe

 

*Above Links originally found here - http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html and here - http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/79...er-problem.html

 

3. Make sure that all programs and browsers are not running and install both files.

 

4. To confirm that Flash Player has installed successfully, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ (in IE and FF)

 

References-

 

Flash Player installation instructions-

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/...o/instructions/

 

Support - http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

 

Links to an older offline installer of Adobe Flash Player, but the instructions are the same order - http://amapplease.blogspot.com/2009/03/ie8...player-fix.html

Edited by faith_michele

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It says below that this has been tested on XP pro...what about Win Vista????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basically, with IE 8 and FF 3.5, you keep getting propted to install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control to view videos.

 

This has been tested on Windows XP Pro, SP3, 32-bit, IE 8.0.6001.18702, and FF 3.5.5

 

1. Uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control

 

-How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html (follow the instructions here to uninstall both, no programs or browsers running)

 

Uninstaller link (.exe) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashpl...lash_player.exe

 

2. Download and unzip (extract) the offline installer of Adobe Flash Player 10 and Flash Player 10 ActiveX.

 

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashpl...911_flash10.zip

 

flash_player_update_200911_flash10.zip~extract the file - install_flash_player.exe

 

http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/t..._10_ActiveX.zip

 

Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip~extract the file - install_flash_player_ax.exe

 

*Above Links originally found here - http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html and here - http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/79...er-problem.html

 

3. Make sure that all programs and browsers are not running and install both files.

 

4. To confirm that Flash Player has installed successfully, please visit: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ (in IE and FF)

 

References-

 

Flash Player installation instructions-

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/...o/instructions/

 

Support - http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

 

Links to an older offline installer of Adobe Flash Player, but the instructions are the same order - http://amapplease.blogspot.com/2009/03/ie8...player-fix.html

 

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It says below that this has been tested on XP pro...what about Win Vista????

 

Is this only for people who are working without a connection?

 

I guess I just don't understand why the problem would occur to begin with or why you couldn't just go to adobe.com and get the latest version installed and move on.

Edited by Corpsecrank

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Hi bestspirit35, I did not test this with Vista or Windows 7.

 

 

Is this only for people who are working without a connection?

 

I guess I just don't understand why the problem would occur to begin with or why you couldn't just go to adobe.com and get the latest version installed and move on.

 

Hi Corpsecrank,

 

This is to be used when you can't install it that way, either you get an error or you think it installs and it doesn't. One step that I found that helped was to uninstall the previous version first.

 

More information

 

-Troubleshoot Flash Player installation for Windows (this has some Vista troubleshooting steps included)

 

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/191/tn_19166.html

 

-To see if you have the latest version

 

http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

 

Faith

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Faith, I think that the method provided needs reworking. One obvious problem is that the installer links will become outdated, if they're not already. Another is the number of individual steps required, and which lack sufficient detail. I'd go about it this way.

 

———————————————————————————————

[ 1 ]

 

Click the links below to begin downloading the Flash Player uninstaller and the Flash Player installer(s) applicable to your Web browser(s). In each case, choose to save the file, and select the Desktop (in the Save In list) as the destination.

 

 

Uninstaller ---

 

uninstall_flash_player.exe

 

 

Installer for Internet Explorer ---

 

install_flash_player_ax.exe

 

 

Installer for Firefox, Safari, and Opera 12.17 or earlier ---

 

install_flash_player.exe

 

 

Installer for Chromium-based browsers ---

 

install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

 

 

[ 2 ]

 

Close all Web browser windows. Double-click uninstall_flash_player.exe and click Uninstall. Click Done.

 

 

[ 3 ]

 

---- For Internet Explorer, double-click install_flash_player_ax.exe.

 

---- For Firefox, Safari, and Opera, double-click install_flash_player.exe.

 

---- For Chromium browsers, double-click install_flash_player_ppapi.exe.

 

When the program starts, accept the license agreement and click Install. Select an update option if you wish. Click Done.

 

 

NOTES

 

The uninstaller removes all Flash players for both Web browser types.

 

The installers include both 32-bit and 64-bit Flash Player versions. The 32-bit Flash Player is installed on all systems, while the 64-bit version is installed only on 64-bit Windows releases.

 

If Internet Explorer isn't used to view Flash content, that version of the player doesn't need to be installed. The Firefox / Safari / Opera / Chromium versions aren't required if none of those browsers are installed, or are not used for Flash viewing. If desired, all Flash Players versions may be installed without conflict.

Edited by TomGL2

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Faith, I think that the method provided needs reworking.  One obvious problem is that the installer links will become outdated, if they're not already.  Another is the number of individual steps required, and which lack sufficient detail.  I'd go about it this way.

I totally agree with you........Thanks, Faith :)

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Faith, I think that the method provided needs reworking.  One obvious problem is that the installer links will become outdated, if they're not already.  Another is the number of individual steps required, and which lack sufficient detail.  I'd go about it this way.

 

————————————————————————————————

(1)  Click the links below to begin downloading the Flash Player uninstaller, and the Flash Player installer applicable to your Web browser (if you use Internet Explorer and FireFox or others, get all).  In each case, choose to save the file, and select the Desktop (in the Save In list) as the destination.

 

Uninstaller ---

download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/uninstall_flash_player.exe

 

Installer for Internet Explorer ---

fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe

 

Installer for Firefox, Safari, and Opera ---

fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player.exe

 

(2)  Close all Web browser windows.  Double-click uninstall_flash_player and click Yes.  Click Close.

 

For Internet Explorer, double-click install_flash_player_ax, and click Close.

 

For Firefox, Safari, and Opera, double-click install_flash_player, and click Close.

 

I use Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector), which informs you of outdated software and/or software that has a security problem. It also points you to a solution if available. I was informed about Adobe Flash Player security issues by Secunia PSI, but I was unable to update successfully using the method delineated by Faith_Michele until I browsed the Secunia forum.

 

Several general references (including this thread) advise you to shut down all browsers that might be using Flash Player. What Secunia doesn't tell you is that Secunia itself uses Adobe Flash Player, and that you can't delete the old version unless you shut down Secunia itself, from the system tray.

 

Thanks to Faith in this forum and to others in the Secunia forum

 

This method does work in Windows 7, and it appears that the Firefox plug-in works with Firefox 3.6

 

Julian

 

 

 

Julian

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What Secunia doesn't tell you is that Secunia itself uses Adobe Flash Player, and that you can't delete the old version unless you shut down Secunia itself, from the system tray.

 

Julian

 

Ahh - that explains why I couldn't get it to work through Secunia, but got it fixed here. Thanks to all.

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