I downloaded the AdobeFlash exe file from the Flash web page (version 11.3.300.265). Running this program gave me a `failed to initialize' error. I tried running this under several different circumstances, downloading each time with the same result. I had just upgraded Firefox to version 14.0.1. which resulted in the message that Flash Player needed upgrading which failed as above.
Trying a clean install option (I assume this might download the program rather than an installer but I do not really know) directed me to an unavailable web page.
I am running a Windows Xp Professional SP3 system, and have had none of these problems in the past.
What do I need to do to upgrade Flash Player?.........Thanks, Haradobe.
Download the offline installer from http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player- windows.html#main-pars_header and save it to disk, then close all browser windows and run the downloaded installer.
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