I am running Windows XP home addition. This all started with a notification of a "routine" update to my Adobe flash player (belive from 10.0...to10.3...)
Kept getting a notification from the install manager that a newer version was already installed on my computer. However, when I went to YouTube (or any site with .flv files) and tried to open them, I get the same message that I need Adobe flash player to run these files.
Now, I have totally uninstalled any/all software related to Adobe at least three different times and the last time, I ran the drive wiper utility of CCleaner.
Each time, I have tried to re-download Adobe flash player with the same results. Approximately 55% into the download, it comes up with the same message that a newer version is already installed.
I have completed five different searches and cannot find Adobe flash player anywhere on my hardrive, and it is not listed in the uninstall utility of either Windows, or CCleaner.
So, where is the hell is the installation manager finding what it concludes is Flash Player already installed on my computer?
Has anyone else heard of this?? Any fixes??
Can you try the following steps
1. Download the stand alone uninstaller
2. Close all your browser windows
3. Run the uninstaller
4. Restart your computer
5. Delete the following folder, depending on your operating system type:
6. Download and install Flash Player located here:
Same problem like the rest of you, but still, downloadning 11 from adobe labs dosnt work, neither does the above advice with deleting the windows folder.
Getting nuts here...
Any other ideers how to get it to work ?
I downloaded 11 from Adobe labs, and that cured the problem.
You may want to go into all of your Adobe programs, uninstall them, then download/install one at a time starting with Flash 11. Nother suggestion. Use CCleaner as your uninstall utility.
Previously i used the link like following to download the latest cab file of flash player
but for current version 188.8.131.52 this link downloads the older flash cab version 10.3.
Please help me.