I have tried about 8 times to download Adobe Flash Player, following each of the steps required. I get the "complete" message, but websites I then try to open tell me that to view I have to download Adobe Flash Player. I evenn have in a folder the adobe flash player.exe, from which I've installed several times. Several times I've rebooted my computer before trying to open the desired site. That has not helped. How do I get Flash Player successfully installed and in operation?
I evenn have in a folder the adobe flash player.exe, from which I've installed several times.
What is your operating system?
What is your web browser?
From where did you download Flash Player? "flash player.exe" is not the Flash Player download from Adobe or Macromedia.
Operating System is Windows XP Home Edition SP-#3.
Web browser is Outlook Express.
"install flash player.exe" came from Adobe Systems Inc.
Typically I've tried to install Flash Player from a prompt on a Youtube.com site, sent from friend or family, I'm trying to view,.
But also from Adobe's site as well.
Ok, I see: "install_flash_player.exe" is the installer for non-Microsoft web browsers like Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc.
"Outlook Express" is not a web browser, but the Windows mail client. The Windows default web browser is Internet Explorer, and the installer for it is "install_flash_player_ax.exe". Download it from http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_play er_ax.exe; save it to disk, then close all browser windows and run the downloaded installer.
Done. Save to file then opened and clicked on "run".
Went to Youtube.com.
Entered "Sawstop in time warp" in search block.
Clicked on result and got the same message - you need to download Flash Player click here.
Appreciate the hand-holding.
Go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ - can you see the Flash animation and some version information underneath it?
What version of Internet Explorer are you using?
Can you check if all Adobe add-ons are enabled (somewhere in the Tools menu)?
Hi, go to this test site and what version does it say you have Installed?
Then use IE and go to manage add ons (all add ons) and find Shockwave Flash Object..ActiveX Control..Flash10e.ocx, is that listed exactly that way? Make sure it is Enabled. If it is not listed that way, then post back what is listed for Shockwave Flash Object.
If you use any other browser as Firefox or Chrome, go to plug-ins and look for a listing for a SWF version 10.0.45.2 and make sure it is Enabled. If some other version number is listed, that info is needed also.
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I've got IE 10.0.45.2
Manage add-on does not have Shockwave Flash Object..ActiveX
I did try to install Flash Player after a reboot. There was no " movie" in
the process, and Flash Player is not in the Manage add-ons lisitng.
I must be doing/not doing something wrong?
Found Flash Object Activex Control, in Disabled state. Enabled it. Now
see Flash Player animation, with my version of IE displayed. Now can open
YouTube snippets. But without sound at this point. Perhaps I'm overlooking
some needed step?
Hi, well you have made progress:-) If you had audio before I wouldn't see why you wouldn't now. Is the volume control on the videos turned up? I'm sure you have already checked your speakers. Are you having problems on other sites with audio as well?
Just a couple of things to check.
Hi, don't know about audio for dummies. Maybe the Moon jumped over Jupiter or something:-) Let's take a look and see what you have Installed regarding Flash Player. Go to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash Right click on the Flash folder and Open. Post back all files listed there please.
Went into System 32 hidden files. Contents of Flash folder:
(Note - By habit I opened the Flash folder with a double left click; same
results as when I right clicked then clicked Open. You probably already
knew that works.)
Hi, thanks for checking. (I have the habit of right-clicking:-) I use the right click for safety reasons, some users don't understand that by double clicking an .exe file what that will do and they would get something they may not want:-)
Ok, go back to your Flash folder, DO NOT DOUBLE CLICK, right click and Open the swflash.ocx. You should see a Delete or Remove Option. Do either one and then Reboot (restart) your computer. Once that is removed, then your Flash files will be correct.
After Rebooting, go to Tools, manage add ons and look for Shockwave Flash Object..ActiveX Control..Flash10e.ocx and make sure it is Enabled.
Post back your results.
Report Back Results:
All done as outlined, and rechecked.
In Manage Add-ons, Shockwave is not in Currently Loaded Add-ons.
But in All Add-ons, under Adobe Systems Inc, Shockwave is present and
Testing on http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=E3mzhvMgrLE&NR=1 there was
And those guys are talking up a storm.
Hi, I probably should have told you the reason that swflash.ocx needed removed is because it was very old. Ok, now we have the Flash files for IE correct and the Shockwave Flash Object. Oh, just some info: IE8 has various categories for listing add ons and it makes it difficult to find. When you see "currently loaded" or "have been used", etc. that is confusing. I use XP/SP3/IE6 and found out long long ago, what matters is whether the add on is Enabled or Disabled no matter where it is listed or under what category.
Now, back to the issue. Trying to determine when this audio issue appeared. Did you Install any new software, Uninstall any that you can remember? Try any trial versions of any? A new Toolbar perhaps? If you can think of any, let me know.
Now that we know your Flash files are correct and the add on is also, then something is conflicting. I have a couple of links and info on audio issues and will review them.
We may need to take a look at your add ons in IE, but usually those conflict directly with Flash Player.
Trying to pinpoint when the audio acted up will help.
Let me know and I'll see what I have on my Desktop.
P.S. What about Trend Micro? Is that new? What Anti-Virus did you have before Trend Micro? Do you have a version number? Something to consider.
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Appreciate your tenacity! I recall deleting - uninstalling? - a Free
hotmail that seems to have loaded uninvited, and on May 26th deleted an
Install.Flash-player.exe. And I did replace IE6 with IE8 following the IE8
Hi, From the changes you listed, my opinion is that it was the upgrade from IE6 to IE8 (jumping out of the frying pan into the fire) LOL, sorry, IMHO. Some would say since I still use IE6, I just stay in the fire:-)
Now that change would be a major one. It can disturb things. Last night I was reading some of my info on Audio issues.
Do you know how to get to Services?
Hi, Ok. Go to Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services. Dbl click Services and look for Windows Audio. Left click to hi-light it, then right click once & click on Properties. In that window, Check Service Status: It should say Started and Start up type should say Automatic. If Status says Stopped, then click Start, apply, and ok. Then Reboot(restart) your computer.
Now if Service Status says Started and Automatic, then close that window and on the left side, click on Restart. Let it run, then reboot.
This is just something that may help.
Let me know, or if you have any questions.
You solved my problem. Would never have gotten there without your help.
Thanks to all who played in my computer dumbdom - ??b??y?lli?,
I-Know-Nothing-at-all, and eidnold.
If any of you are of a mechanical bent as well, then my stumbling block
might be of scary interest: Sawstop in time warp, at
Hi, well, finally!!! I watched some of that video last night. Glad they used a hot dog:-) Glad that the Services worked for you. I had to use that for my Anti-Virus that was stopping at strange times when I couldn't get it started no matter what I did.
Well, sounds like you are good to go:-) Don't forget to mark your thread as answered. Another user has audio issues and I referred him to your thread and another one for the Install of Flash Player.
And you thought I was gone. Nope - please tell me how to mark my thread as
answered and I'll go away. Slojim
*Well, sounds like you are good to go:-) Don't forget to mark your thread as
answered. Another user has audio issues and I referred him to your thread
and another one for the Install of Flash Player.*
Hi, What you see is different than what I see. Here is what someone has posted to mark a thread as "Answered"
Log in to the forum (your thread) and go to one of eidnolb's posts on your thread. You should see at the bottom of the post an icon that says "correct answer". Click on that. Alternatively, if you reply to eidnolb's last post, just above (or below) the text box where you type your reply you should see an option for marking the thread as answered.
Hope that works.
Problem with Adobe Flash instalation, and running it? Problem Solved!!!!!
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