Hi everyone, i've had this problem for some time now and just recently started to try and solve it. It started a fe months
ago when i opened up steam, and the box in the center for the store displays new games or what have you ( i honetly forget
now what it did but it was something like, becase i havn't seen it in months). So it says "You will need to Install the
latest Flash plugin to view this page properly." I say alright whatever just update flash, not so simple. it opens up ie
and so i click on "agree and install now" button and it just reloads the page instantly and nothing happens...... so i just
gave up on it because i didn't really need it i didnt think. Plus IE i never used because i have Firefox which i use and IE
just got really bad after IE8 i think i used to use it all the time now it just will close unexpectly and what not. So back
on track im using steam today and this little anoyance of "you need to pdate flash" thing was pissing me off and i think i
need to update it in order to purchase games? i tried to buy a game today by "adding to cart" and it just does nothing. so
i assum i need flash? not to sure but anyway this flash thing shouldnt do this because of just IE being crappy. i really am
at a loss as to what to do now so any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Your post is very unclear; do you have Flash Player actually installed? Which version? (See http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/)
Do you have Shockwave Player installed, and which version? (See http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/)
Best if you start again and try a clean install:
If you don't have Shockwave Player installed, get it from http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/default/english/win95nt /latest/Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe
Thanks for the reply, but i've already tried exactly what you suggested but with no success. Still the same problem though but to answer your questions yes i have Flash player install but for firefox, not IE because i cannot get it to work, The Flash Player ax.exe installs fine but never seems to actually work for whatever reason. i have version 10,0,32,18 of flash player for firefox and it says i have version 10,0,32,18 installed in IE also but it doesnt have the flash player at the top saying flash player succesfully installed, go figure?? instead of the flash box saying succesfully installed it has the flsh F thing and this little slogan for it "Adobe Flash Player - A lightweight, robust runtime environment for rich media and rich Internet application" For shockwave i just installed that and have version 11.5.1r601 hope that information helps you but i am at a complete loss right now but thanks for the reply once again
Flash is installed on my system because it works in Firefox, just not IE. I've ran the installers a few times and still nothing, also why would it come up in the add-ons if it weren't installed?
I actually do have it installed but its putting it in the folder C:Windows/SysWOW64 just found that out after looking at the installer details, could be the issue? I do have 64-bit vista ultimate so probably is also contributing to the problem
I've been trying all day to get this downloaded. I kept uninstalling the prior version and then downloading Flash Player 10. It looked like it installed, but when I would try to see a video on YouTube or play on application on Facebook, it kept telling me to download the latest version of Flash Player, and I would go through the same thing all over again.
I've been reading all the posts, and this is what I finally did, and it's working. I went to http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn 14266.html and opened Flash Player 9 (debugger versions)(it took awhile for this to open, because it's about 13 different versions). From there I downloaded flashplayer9r16_winax. I also went to the Adobe Downloads and downloaded Adobe Shockwave for Flash (nobody had mentioned to me earlier that you had to have this, but then I read something in a post somewhere that mentioned it. I think it may be important because this is about the only step I hadn't done previously). I then went on Tools, Manage Add-Ons, and enabled Shockwave for Flash. Then I went to Adobe Downloads and downloaded the latest version of Flash Player(which it appears installed right overtop of Adobe 9). When I go to my programs, Flash Player 10 is now showing (although there's no numbers behind it showing how much space it takes up, Flash Player 9 is not showing anymore, AND EVERYTHING APPEARS TO BE WORKING (FOR NOW). THANK THE LORD!
Apparently there was a problem with flash 10 and Firefox AND Opera. BOTH
have issued updates today, and now BOTH work, and for more than a few
hours. Dont know or care about IE-8, and its not worthy of mention, and
I certainly don't use M$ spyware.
Ok, thanks for the coment marc but it really doesn't really have much relevance to what i am asking. i will agree with you though that IE sucks but im only trying to get it to work so i can't steam rolling if you read my post
i tried this Cami but it doesn't appear to be working, i think i did it correctly maybe you could explain in detail alittle more and fix the link because its broken that would help alittle haha thanks
Sorry it didn't work for you. The link I used was http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html . Other than that, I explained exactly what I did in my prior entry. Try that link, and if you have a specific question, e-mail me again. Hope it works. Good luck.
the link worked that time cami but, yah still no luck... im thinking it has to do with windows. if anyone has any idea what could possibly be doing this i would really appreciate it this is driving me crazy and i dont even use IE, just need it for my steam client.thanks.
i think im going to be contacting microsoft soon because i feel in might be a problem with windows so hope to have a resolution to all of this. but still please anyone keep the probable solutions coming i do appreciate them.
FAT CHANCE of THAT working, Micro$oft doesn't talk to peons like us.
Thats why all their products function so well, and never need updates
and patches. Their dothead coders in Camel's armpit India never make a
mistake, or purposely introduce a fault.
I have to disagree i have used microsofts help quiet a few times and the people from india are some of the nicest most helpful people i've ever had to have for customer service. I think they actually care compared to the a-holes over here in america, but yah anytime i've used their customer service help its been really good.
I agree with you on Indian support being nice, but they diagnosed the problem of my msn crashing due fo Flash 10, but could not find the file, even after trying to download Says downloaded but file not there. They said to call the Acer maker of my netbook. I called Adobe and was refered to ths forum.
I think one of my problems is that there is no "administrator" user account. Just me and it won't let me use that But I have the same problem with Firefox, only it does not ask for administrator, just says it is finished loading, but nothing shows up in the files or icon.
Thanks for your thoughts,
Got solved today at least for Foxfire, yes it was Sheik Fasif in India. I told him to go watch Ray Stevens' Ahab the Arab video which he did and got a chuckle. The MSn and InExplorer folks were nice but incompetent, but I think it is Mr, Softee's fault. FlashPlayer 1.10 will no work on Explorer 8 because it is 64 bit v 22 for Foxfire. So I hope this clears up the issue for other frustrated folks out there.
In the meantime...Clean the House tomorrow The Wicked Witch of the West has got to melt. Geez I am sick of her Botox and bad face She SHe looks like a bug eyed fish! and has less brains.
Thanks. You would think Adobe would know that after paying them $39.99 for tech support which did not tell me that!
How do you change what you are running from 64 to 32 bit; sorry but I am technologically challenged on such matters.
Hope this will solve the problem for a lot of folks.
I do not have a 64-bit Windows here now, so I cannot give you detailed instructions.
The 32-bit version of Internet Explorer is the default, as far as I know. In Internet Explorer, do Help | About Internet Explorer - should tell you if you run the 64-bit version.