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Flash for IE on Win8 does not update to Flash 11.4, stuck on 11.3

Aug 23, 2012 7:50 AM

Tags: #flash #install #update #compatibility #manual #flash_player #activex #install_failed #windows_8 #11.3 #win8 #11.4 #windows_update #does_not_update #compatibility_view #compatibility_lists #rtm #release_preview #manual_install #manual_download #ie10 #ie_10

On my Win8 RTM laptop I am stuck on Flash version 11.3.372.94.


On my Win8 release preview desktop and on my release preview virtual machine I am stuck on Flash version 11.3.370.178.


When I go to the Flash download page to manually update I get the page in the screenshot below no matter what I do.  As I understand it Windows 8 Windows Update is supposed to update Flash but this doesn't seem to be happening for either the RTM or the release preview.


Anyhow, I still tried to manually download and install Flash 11.4 for IE but it won't install:


Wondering when it will be updated or if there is a problem on my end?  No idea where to go because manual update isn't even an option here.  Could use some light on this situation...

  • Chris Campbell
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    Aug 23, 2012 7:10 PM   in reply to dicobalt

    In Windows 8, the Flash Player Active X control will be updated updated by the Windows update service.  Since Windows 8 has not yet been released for general availability, the update channel is not active.  Once this goes live, you'll start getting updates to Flash Player.  As such, there are no updates to the Flash Player at this time and no workaround for installing a later version.




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    Sep 5, 2012 8:25 AM   in reply to dicobalt

    This is yet another example of Adobe's poor security support. After all this time, why haven't they rebuilt Flash from the ground up with security in mind? Not making patches available for early adaptors is unconscionable. I wonder if they are liable for our hacked compuyters?

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    Sep 8, 2012 2:44 PM   in reply to dicobalt


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    Sep 10, 2012 11:48 AM   in reply to dicobalt



    Adobe have no control for Windows 8 update. I recommend you to have this discussion at Microsoft forum rather than here. 




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