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Adobe Flash Player 10 Fix for Vista & XP

Oct 31, 2008 9:40 AM

A possible fix for users wanting to get Flash Player 10 fixed and running on Windows XP and Vista.

See here for details: www.thetechangel.com/blogberry/2008/10/adobe-flash-player-10-fix-for-v ista-xp/
 
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    Nov 14, 2008 9:45 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    This fix has worked/will work for many, and needs to be back on page 1.
    So......BUMP!
     
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    Nov 19, 2008 1:46 AM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    Another BUMP!
     
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    Nov 20, 2008 4:21 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    WHAT A GENIUS THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH IT WORKS AT LAST MANY THANKS!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nov 26, 2008 4:48 PM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    Folks, try this method before freaking out....
     
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    Dec 3, 2008 9:30 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    Thanks. The fix works nicely.

    Is there any security problem with giving everyone full control permissions?

     
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    Dec 5, 2008 1:22 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    I did everything possible to fix these erratic crap
    sorry
    but I think it must have been when I have upgraded to Service Pack 3
    nothing is working
    it works for about 3 or 4 vidz
    then ka-bloom
     
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    Dec 11, 2008 11:45 PM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    Folks, don't freak out.
    Try the above method from thetechangel.com
    It's worked for many folks.
     
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    Dec 13, 2008 9:48 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    Itried this fix, but still no audio video is no problem. I am using IE7 and XP Pro SP3
     
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    Dec 15, 2008 11:00 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    I think some people are having FUN with this
    and then I am sure that whenever theirs CRASH
    and it will
    they will right back to Square Number 1

    Enough of this
    I will wait until there is a viable solution
     
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    Dec 18, 2008 7:16 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    Im having the same problems as everyone else stop background programs the use flash.uninstall with tool done the reset zip tool with microsoft program together.DONE what that hyper link has suggested and still here i am .until the issue is cleared up and i have gotten some help from adobe im running firefox ....SO HELPPPPPPP PLEASE
     
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    Dec 20, 2008 5:16 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=fb1634cb&sli ceId=1
    Download SubInACL from Microsoft to fix permission issues that prevent the Flash Player installation
    ^^ Similar but different right?
     
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    Jan 23, 2009 1:59 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    Well, it's that time again, so BUMP!
    Folks, this has worked for many, so back to page 1.
     
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    Feb 8, 2009 6:30 PM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    AND.....another bump!
     
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    Feb 17, 2009 10:54 PM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    ....and again......BUMP.....
     
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:29 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    If I am entering this in the wrong place I'm sorry but I need help.I have followed these steps to un install old flash and re install new flash.
    Download un install tool save to desktop.I have made sure all programs are closed.
    It says to restart computer,should it shut down after un installing the old flash player?well it does not shut down.I shut down manually.I then restart through all programs as per instructions.I install new flash player but dont get the instalation complete video.Then I go to comp>c;drive>windows>system32>macromed>flash.Then sec tab,everyone,edit,tick full control and do same for flashutil10a. I cant play the video.Whats wrong.Please help.
     
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    Feb 19, 2009 8:03 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    I have been trying to figure out for weeks how to fix this problem and just came across this. This has worked a treat, thank you for posting this information.
     
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    Feb 25, 2009 2:57 AM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    quote:

    Originally posted by: Gary Goldblum
    This fix has worked/will work for many, and needs to be back on page 1.
    So......BUMP!


     
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    Mar 6, 2009 7:33 PM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
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    Originally posted by: Gary Goldblum
    quote:

    Originally posted by: Gary Goldblum
    This fix has worked/will work for many, and needs to be back on page 1.
    So......BUMP!





     
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    Mar 8, 2009 12:09 AM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    I will try this if is effective.
     
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    Mar 8, 2009 9:07 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com
    I have installed Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Shockwave AND Adobe Reader 9. I still get a error message on my computer when I try to change my avatar in Y/A that says I need the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player. When I click on it, then I go back to the same page I downloaded Adobe Flash Player. What am I doing wrong?
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 10:56 PM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    quote:

    Originally posted by: Gary Goldblum
    This fix has worked/will work for many, and needs to be back on page 1.
    So......BUMP!


     
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    Apr 7, 2009 11:31 PM   in reply to Gary Goldblum
    quote:

    Originally posted by: Gary Goldblum
    This fix has worked/will work for many, and needs to be back on page 1.
    So......BUMP!
     
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    Apr 7, 2009 11:35 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com

    This method has worked for many and needs to be back on page 1.

    So....BUMP! 

     
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    May 10, 2009 4:02 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com

    (This is a possible solution for most users) I have found that inside the folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash (WinXP Home/Pro) (Computer > C: Drive > Windows > System32 > Macromed > Flash for Vista) there should be a file named FlashUtil10b.exe (IF NOT YOU SHOULD UPDATE AS SPECIFIED!) (or FlashUtil10a.exe or for older versions something similar depending on your version), which is the update utility for flash player. Click on this and if it updates, you will have to restart your computer. This should fix any missing files, and update you to the latest version.

     

    On a side note to all those who read this, I downloaded and installed 5 different times, the same version, from different websites, all for the "new" flash version, and they didn't work (this also included trying to update Shockwave player itself). Apparently, going directly to the website and downloading a new version of Adobe Flash Player, and installing, doesn't uninstall the older version, (though it says it does) nor fixes the problem. I assume they are aware of this problem, because they included this bug fix in revision 10b. This fix should work for those of you whom cannot view/see flash images as well. There also appears to be a bug/reference problem with the installation of IE8 giving the error "Missing Shockwave Decompression XTRA", when trying to play a Shockwave/Flash file, which seems also to affect Firefox and other browsers. It doesn't recognize that the folder or files that it needs in it, exist. I never had his problem before, until IE8 was installed. I checked which version I had in the system32 folder and found this updater built in to Adobe. Version 10a does NOT automatically update, but version 10b includes this fix. I currently had version 10a when I received this error, and began digging for a solution. Doing the update as described above fixed the problem, and updated it to version 10b.

     

    The new flash version 10b has some new features, such as volume control, auto-updating, and several rendering options for those who may have a faster or slower computer/video card.

     

    I found this works great for XP users but unsure of the Vista users. The process is the same  for Vista and the update should still work the same, as long as you run it as Administrator, I assume. I have this also posted on wwwdslreports.com at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22115254-IE-IE8-and-Adobe-Flash-Quest ion and here http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22361930-Adobe-Flash-Player-10-Fix-fo r-WinXP-IE8-Firefox-ect. It appears to work for everyone so far. I have not heard of any problems from users with this problem running the RC (Release Canidate) for Windows 7 yet.

     

    I hope this works to your benefit.

     
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    Feb 11, 2011 3:39 PM   in reply to thetechangel.com

    this did NOT work for me.....any other suggestions....

     
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    Feb 11, 2011 7:56 PM   in reply to GRhodus

    Please don't resurrect such old topics!  Start your own topics and give all relevant information (your OS & version, browser & version, and an exact description what your problem is).

     
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