I cannot download the update because Java is required.
Why do you say that; do you receive any message that indicates that?
Java is not required to download or install Flash Player.
Pat: Thank you for the response. I am perflexed
- Yesterday I received a notice that a Flash Player update was available -- probably when I tried to run a Flash video, but I cannot say for sure. When I clicked "Yes" or whatever, it took me to what appeared to be a genuine Adobe website, but when I attempted a download, it said that Java was required for the download. That seemed incredible to me, but I tried it several times with the same result.
- Today, after receiving your message, I tried to replicate yesterdays appearance by running Flash videos, but I did not get an update notice.
- Then, I went to the Adobe website and downloaded and installed the current version, 11.6.602.168 (for Win 7 32) and it worked without any Java needed message. I am not sure what version was previously installed.
- As for yesterday's experience, all I can say is that I smell a rat, but cannot prove anything.
Pat: Thank you. Anyway, the question is moot since I have now downloaded and installed the most recent version of Flash and it seems to be running fine. So, I believe this completes our discussion.