Tried to download this crap about a dozen times and it will get about half way and a pop up appears instructing me to close IE to continue download. I close the program and click "retry" and it continues to instruct me to close IE, though it is no longer running. WTF am I supposed to do?
You can try to fix the issue by yourself by using the information in the following URL: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html
If the problem persists, let us know the version of Microsoft Windows and the IE version that you are running so that we can try help you.
Hope the above information helps.
WTF am I supposed to do?
You have to close all instances of iexplore.exe; use the Task Manager's Processes tab.