Windows 7 64bit / IE8
I uninstalled Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX and Adobe Flash Player Plugin thinking they would be reinstalled together when I installed the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
Now I only see the entry for Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX 10.2.159.1 listed in - Uninstall or change a program.
I was wondering how to get the Adobe Flash Player Plugin?
It's pretty confusing.
Do you know what the difference is between Adobe Flash Player
10 ActiveX and Adobe Flash Player Plugin?
I checked out the page associated with the link you provided
and there are several download links. Do you know which link
is for the Adobe Flash Player Plugin?
Thank You For Your Help.
The ActiveX is for Internet Explorer, and the plugin is for all other browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.).
Google Chrome does not require Flash Player to be installed, as it is preinstalled in Chrome.
The system is only about 5 months old. It came with IE8 and Chrome preinstalled.
Chrome 11.0.696.60 and I haven't used it. (Not even once)
Is it possible that the Flash Player Plugin originally listed in - uninstall or change a program -
was intended for that version of the Chrome browser?
I think the plugin may have also been preinstalled. Since I don't have any other browsers
installed I do not know what else it could have been used for.
You are confusing me now; I thought you just want to install the plugin...?
So is it installed? In Firefox go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ - can you see the Flash animation, and the installed version information below?
In C:\Windows\syswow64\Macromed\Flash - what files do you have there?
P.S. if you install the plugin, it will not replace the FP version in Chrome.
These are the files listed in the folder.
I originally uninstalled Flash Player 10 ActiveX and the Flash Player Plugin
thinking they would both be reinstalled with the newer version. When I installed
the newer version of Flash Player 10 ActiveX I noticed the Plugin was missing
and wondered what happened to it. I didn't know it needed to be downloaded
seperatly and I also didn't know what it was for exactly. As it is right now
everything works and since I'm not using any other browser - downloading
the Plugin isn't required. At least now I have an idea what the Plugin it was
intended for and know it's not needed.
I'm not using Firefox. I'm using IE8 (against the better judgement of others)
I actually prefer it because I'm so familiar with it. I know what the Plugin is
for now. I saved the executable file (install_flash_player_10.exe) to a folder.
If I need it I'll install it. You answered my questions and cleared things up.