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Keep getting asked to install Flash Player

Jun 17, 2009 6:00 PM

OK... new computer ... Pentium 4 running Windows XP Pro.  I'm using Internet Explorer 8.0.  I went to and downloaded Flash Player.  Yet, almost every web site I go to tells me to click on the yellow bar at the top because it needs to download Adobe Flash Player.  I click on it, and the page runs fine.  I even went to the Adobe test site and confirmed my Flash Player was successfully downloaded.  So, why is it that just about every web site I go to tells me I need to download Flash Player?  Again, as long as I click on the yellow bar at the top, I can view these web sites with no problem.  I just now went and downloaded Flash Player again, and still all the sites tell me it needs to be downloaded.  Hmmmm.

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    Jun 17, 2009 7:20 PM   in reply to Wyoming Cowboy

    I don't know why this is happening; I suggest that you try an alternate installation method:


    Let us know if it is better now.

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    Jun 17, 2009 10:04 PM   in reply to Wyoming Cowboy

    Ah, yes - that is a completely different situation. It means that Flash Player is installed, but Internet Explorer's security settings are prompting you each time to allow to run it.


    I'm sure you can change that setting, but I wouldn't know how, as I rarely use IE.

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    Jun 18, 2009 8:33 AM   in reply to Wyoming Cowboy

    I am having the same problem.  I had a little box that said that Adobe updates were ready to be installed, so I did.  Now I am asked the same thing on every page.  How do I get rid of it??????

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    Aug 4, 2009 2:11 PM   in reply to Wyoming Cowboy

    I was having the same problem and was going crazy trying to get it fixed, So here's your solution  in quick fast laymans terms for

    the flash player with Internet Explorer


    The problem is IE sees this type of add on as a potential threat and wants you verify it is a trusted source


    unfortunaly it is some kind of delayed reaction so it doesn't show until after you have restarted your computer, leaving you with the impression that this is just some "pop up " that won't go away


    go to your "START" menu ('03- for '07 the windows icon is your start menu)

    at the search bar key in ADOBE

    you should see a couple adobe files, what ever you have installed plus one called "get Adobe Flash Player" ( this is because flash player is not fully installed) double click on "get Adobe Flash Player"

    read and agree to terms(as always)  and click on agree and install

    now your popup warning bar will appear,

    click on warning bar

    click on "run add on "

    when prompted choose "install active X"


    I actually had to do the last part twice don't know why

    But the problem is fixed

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