Originally posted by: Gary Goldblum
You'll have to run your IE7 in 32bit for FP to install/work. Adobe FP is not available for 64bit browsers yet.
See the thread "32 bit browser on 64 bit Windows 2008 Server" for relevant info, it's currently on page 2.
Also if you run a search on this forum, like "Vista 64 bit" you'll find some relevant threads.
Originally posted by: wwwpirate
here is why you can't install it
yr browser have to allow pop-ups in order flash to be installed - they are disabled by default in all browsers
BEST WAY TO DOWNLOAD FLASH
go to http://www.filehippo.com and download it from there
file hippo is the only download web site that does not require yr pop-ups to be enabled and while you are there check top right side and download small application that will tell you if yr software is up-to-date - you can up-to-date all yr software right from there free of charge
hope i helped
this helped to some who were unable to install flash - i gave them this answer in yahoo answers and it helped but really do not know if they had 32- or 64-bit windows
Message was edited by: Pat Willener
running xp home, IE, tried over and over to install flash player and the Adobe download manager wants my proxy settings...have tried to type correct settings in and tried to hit the "no proxy" button and both attempts give me stalls at 0.0% and same message from download manager..."can't retrieve essential parameter (16236.301.375)...i have called my internet provider and technician has not heard of that before...we pinged...i have great connection...and NO PROXY...what the @#%^ is the deal?
resolved this issue by searching through forums...go to Adobe download flash player site and startt the download and click on the link further down the page for if the install does not start...do not click on the bar at the top of the page...it appears to be a older school download where you run or save to computer and start steps that way...i have finally got Flash Player!!
None of these methods worked for me. Forget the work-arounds! Just uninstall Flash Player and install Shockwave Player! This did the trick for me! No more missing items on webpages and no more prompts to download Flash Player, which means no more freezes on the install. Our IT guy said Shockwave Player is the newest version of FlashPlayer.
Flash Player and Shockwave Player are not the same! Some sites need Flash Player, some sites need Shockwave Player, and some sites need both.
Uninstalling Flash Player will not do you any good on sites where it's required.
Hey wwwpirate: THANK YOU!!! I've been trying to get Adobe Flash player installed on my 32bit XP machine for about 8 months or more, receiving an error message on every attempt. YOUR METHOD WORKED! Thank you!