Thank you, Pat.
I run Windows 7, Internet Explorer 10.
I have also updated Java successfully and restarted and ensured both programs [adobe flashplayer & Java] are enabled.
Again today I downloaded Flashplayer 11; install is "successful" but still not recognized by flash sites like Google Street View (amongst others).
At the "Flashplayer Help" site, http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
Step 1 says I should see the flashplayer version on my computer appearinig in the box. Box is blank.
Appreciate the assist.