No, I was not using an administrator level account on Windows. My computer came with Windows Vista 7 already loaded on it and I never set up an administrator account.
You'll need to change your account to an admin level, then try installing again.
I appreciate the advice Chris, but you are talking to a 60+ year old technological dinosaur here, and I have no idea how to change my account to an admin level. I'm sure it is probably pretty straight forward, but I have no idea where to begin. Any further advice you can provide would be most appreciated. Thanks....
Well I went to the website referenced in your response above, follwed the instructions, created an administrator account with a password, temporarily disabled my Trend Micro internet security (again), then tried again to download the Adobe flash player, and I get the same error message: "The user does not have sufficient priveleges to install Adobe flash player". Now what??
Chris -- I found my FlashInstall.log file, but I do not know how to post it or attach it to this message board. Any suggestions?
Open it with notepad or your text editor of choice. Copy it to the clipboard, then paste it (ctrl+v) to a reply in this thread.
Chris - here is a copy of my FlashInstall.log file, I think. At least I think it is my latest effort at installing the Flash Player. Thanks for your help, and your patience.
2013-2-27+15-44-47.333 [error] 1226 1062
=O====== M/11.6.602.171 2013-02-27+15-44-44.775 ========
0000 [I] 00000010 FlashPlayerInstaller.exe -install -iv 9
0001 [I] 00000020 C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
0002 [W] 00001036 Software\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions/Plugins 2
0003 [W] 00001036 Software\Mozilla\MaintenanceService\extensions/Plugins 2
0004 [W] 00001036 Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\extensions/Plugins 2
0005 [W] 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Last CommandLine 2
0006 [W] 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Last CommandLine 2
0007 [W] 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Plugin Path 2
0008 [W] 00001036 Software\Opera Software/Plugin Path 2
0009 [I] 00000014 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_6_602_171.dll
0010 [I] 00000015 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_6_602_171_Plugin.exe
0011 [I] 00000024 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\plugin.vch
0012 [I] 00000017 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
0013 [I] 00000022 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_171.exe
0014 [I] 00000019 C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
0015 [W] 00001024 C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl 183
0016 [W] 00001024 C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerApp.exe 183
0017 [I] 00000021 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
0018 [W] 00001106
0019 [W] 00001106
0020 [W] 00001024 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe 183
0021 [I] 00000012
=X====== M/11.6.602.171 2013-02-27+15-44-48.971 ========
I am getting the same message. I know I am in the administrator account. I logged into the admin account on purpose because my first attempt on Chrome as a user(Admin also) and received this "the user does not have sufficient priveleges to install adobe flash player" error message. I tried 3 times..no luck!