Hi, I use the FP notification auto update also. When it prompts me and I'm in the middle of something, I click on "Remind me later" Normally it will prompt again either within the time limit I have set or after I have shut down the computer. Not a restart but a shut down.
You may want to try that, using the Administrator account so if you receive the prompt, you can go ahead and Install.
Hope that helps,
3 years later...
In Windows 7,
Start -> type "cmd" into the search box (without the quotes)
Windows should find a program named cmd
Click on it to start command prompt.
A black text window should appear, with a prompt and cursor.
At the prompt you want to run the FlashUtil program with the
-update pluginargument but the problem is that
- The version number changes with each update, and
- Over time, adobe changes where in the file system it stores this file
So, you will probably have to search for a similar program. Once you find it, replace mine below with the program you found, and the path you found it in.
The following command works today on my system. As you can see i'm currently on version 184.108.40.206 (I will be upgrading to version 220.127.116.11 today.)
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_14_0_0_145_plugin.exe -update plugin
Running this command (with the right FlashUtil exe file, once you find it) produces the familiar flash update notification window popup, which looks like this (for the v18.104.22.168 update):
You can also do Control Panel > Flash Player > Advanced > Check Now