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How to manually start updating flash player?

Aug 20, 2012 11:57 PM

Normally Flash player checks automatically (at startup) for a new version and starts update process if necessary (on 64bit WIn7).

 

Ok. But is there a way to MANUALLY tell Adobe Flash player later to check for updates?

In other words: Which *.exe file do I have to (double)click to start the update process?

 

Or is the only way for manual update to SEPARATELY download the newest player setup file and install it from there?

 

Peter

 
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    Aug 21, 2012 1:49 AM   in reply to pxstein

    The following commands should do it:

     

    C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_<version_number>_Active X.exe -update plugin

    C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_<version_number>_Plugin .exe -update plugin

     

    If you have installed Flash Player successfully, go the C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash folder and get the correct names for the exe files.

    Then click Start > Run. Type the command and press Enter.

     

    Thanks,

    Sunil

     
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    Aug 31, 2012 12:02 PM   in reply to Sunil_Bhaskaran

    I'm on Windows 7 Pro x64 and have currently Flash 11.3.300.271 installed (which is outdated right now).

     

    I almost never reboot my PC but always put it to hybernation and simply resume. I only see the Adobe Updater dialog when I reboot my PC, which I do not do often; i.e. Adobe updates Flash more often then I reboot my PC.

     

    When I try the above mentioned, I only get a Dialog saying to "Download" the player which opens the browser to the Download page.

     

    But how can I trigger the update dialog I see when I reboot my PC and Flash deems an update is in order?

     

    Btw, I set Flash update to notify me and not automatically download stuff.

     

    thanks

     
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    Sep 9, 2012 12:52 AM   in reply to pxstein

    Please, don't hijack this thread; this is about a different topic ("manually updating flash through it's own updater mechanism") and not about 32 vs. 64 bit, etc. Thank you.

     
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    Sep 9, 2012 2:33 AM   in reply to Max_Wall

    Max_Wall wrote:

     

    Please, don't hijack this thread

    But s/he is the originator of this topic.

     

    The installer should automatically install both 32-bit & 64-bit players on a 64-bit system; download the installer(s) from http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash-player/kb/installation-pr oblems-flash-player-windows.html#main-pars_header

     
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    Sep 9, 2012 3:55 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Indeed, I apologize; I'm quite focused on finding a solution to the update question.

     
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    Sep 9, 2012 8:30 AM   in reply to Sunil_Bhaskaran

    bounjour

     
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