I recently joined this forum because I was going mad over the Flash Player on my PC which installes OK but after a couple of days although it still shows I have it on my PC every web site that needs Flash Player does not work properly and it tells me I need to install the latest version . I have the latest version If I go to get the latest version as I am directed it is the same one as I have already. If I go through the procedure of installing it again in a couple of days the same thing happens .
Afterr posting originlly yesterday I see I am not alone and that questions have been asked for a number of years. Has anyone come up with a solution in November 2011 ??????
I HAVE WINDOWS7 with IE9
IE9 may have some problems of it's own but here are a couple of things to look at.
First, open IE and go to "Tools" on the menu bar. Then manage "Add ons". Look for the "Shockwave Flash Object".... this is your Flash pluggin. Write down or copy paste the version number.
Then next time you are asked to update, compare the available version number with the version number you already have as an Add On in IE.
A second problem that has come up many times, is that some Flash applications created with the newest version of Flash, expects that the user has "swfobject version 11" installed.... basically meaning Flash Player version 11. View the source code for the Flash Object on the page you are visiting if you have trouble viewing the Flash... see if it's asking for "swfobject version 11".
So even if you have the latest Flash pluggin of version 10.3 .....whatever.... it's not version 11. I have seen some few sites work asking for 11 but many do not... so they post here in the Forum wondering why their pages don't display... I don't know, but when I suggest that they change the object embed code to an older version, version 10 or so..... then their pages magically start to work.
I am just guessing but it seems that the very newest version of Adobe Flash expects that all viewers will have the ultra modern version 11.... hoping to stay ahead of the curve or something like that... but in fact Adobe is shooting itself in the foot because that version 11... for whatever reasons, doesn't always seem to work.