I'm sorry. I honestly thought I'd answered your question in the forum response I posted. Your exact instructions are as follows (Try downloading the installer from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html), which is exactly what I did (got same error msg, as I mentioned) I do not know what you mean by "Try downloading the installer from http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/fp_distribution3.html." I'm not that computer savvy. But I totally appreciate your help.
Sorry if my instructions and questions were not clear enough; let's start this again.
I don't know what web browsers you use, so my instructions are for both browser types (Internet Explorer, and other browsers like Firefox).
- go to http://forums.adobe.com/thread/889580
- download the installer for Internet Explorer and save it to disk;
- if you use other browsers, then also download the other installer and save it to disk;
- close all browser windows, then use Windows Explorer to run the installers you downloaded (install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe and possibly install_flash_player_10.exe).
If you still get errors
- please give the exact error message you are getting
- list (copy & paste) the contents of the FlashInstall.log file in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
OK, no error message, but here is the copy/paste of the flash install.log file. Please help. THANKS.
=O====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+14-45-46.609 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+14-45-57.640 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+17-57-45.828 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-05-17+17-58-01.078 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-06-03+16-12-31.625 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.14 2011-06-03+16-13-06.468 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-03+16-13-06.828 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-03+16-14-16.703 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-09+00-37-43.328 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.16 2011-06-09+00-38-00.593 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-09+00-38-00.765 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-09+00-38-23.375 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-19+15-49-35.640 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-19+15-50-12.687 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-19+15-50-12.750 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-19+15-50-16.390 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-23+20-07-18.343 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-06-23+20-07-38.265 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-23+20-07-38.328 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-06-23+20-07-40.531 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-07-13+18-04-53.687 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.23 2011-07-13+18-05-16.968 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-07-13+18-05-17.234 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-07-13+18-05-48.046 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-08-07+16-54-51.078 ========
=X====== M/10.3.181.26 2011-08-07+16-55-15.687 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-21-25.500 ========
0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RI72Z1H3\fp_10.3.181.34_archive\fp_10.3.181.34_archive\10_3r181_34_d ebug\flashplayer10_3r181_34_winax_debug.exe"
=X====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-22-02.375 ========
=O====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-22-52.828 ========
0000 00000010 "C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Mason\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RI72Z1H3\fp_10.3.181.34_archive\fp_10.3.181.34_archive\10_3r181_34_d ebug\flashplayer10_3r181_34_win_debug.exe"
=X====== M/10.3.181.34 2011-08-07+17-23-26.234 ========
=O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-11+16-30-22.968 ========
=X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-11+16-32-18.218 ========
=O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-32-49.031 ========
=X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-33-24.093 ========
=O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-36-49.765 ========
=X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-12+12-36-51.984 ========
=O====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-14+00-55-00.937 ========
=X====== M/10.3.183.5 2011-08-14+00-55-25.015 ========
It seems that the install ran, but it has two warnings in the log file, which I do not understand.
Can you now see the Flash animation at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ ?
If not, can you list what other files are in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash ?
Do you now use Internet Explorer or Firefox?
Error Msg resulted: "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher." When I click on the download link you sent, it takes me to the page that says: "Note: If your browser "Security Warning" dialog box appears, you will need to click "Yes" to install the player." But there is NO dialog box.
Well let's see... I have a WAY easier suggestion!!!
The ONLY reason you're getting those errors are because your computer clock isn't properly synced up with the ITS (Internet Time Servers), hence it's not in sync with Adobe's servers, so it rejects your computer. I bet if you guys/gals try to download any Windows Updates before fixing your time, then it would also give you an ERROR as well.
FIX: Go and adjust your Date/Time settings, click on the tab 'Internet Time' (same for all versions of Windows) and once you have successfully synchronized with any of those ITS (Internet Time Servers) then you should be all set to rock!
My solution was very unexpected...
I did what you said with time, but this didn't help me, so, i continued my google journey (I had my old flash player uninstalled by that time), and i found youtube link which had solution for my problem, When i entered this link plug in appeared, offering me to instal missing Plug-ins, I clicked it, and it was done. Very unexpected -_-
Riddle me this -- with all the antivirus and firewalls OFF, it still had the identical problem. Failed to initialize at 50% install... and as per the thread you conveniently locked, the exe that launches the installer nicely disappears. On FF and Windows XP. Shockwave is updated. Time is synched up to internet time. It didn't work adding the exe to the AV whitelist either, in case you were wondering.
The only way I can get Adobe Flash to update is to wait another few days for the weekly auto-update. Which is a problem since I need that urgent, urgent security patch to go from 11.6.602.168 to .171.
Download and the offline installer from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#mai n-pars_header
Next time please start your own topic and not resurrect a two year old topic with a completely different problem.
This topic is now closed.