it just redirects me to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-issues-windows-8.h tml - I am offered no way to reinstall flash.
Which should offer you the Microsoft downloads under http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-issues-windows-8.html#main-pars_header _0
Thanks for reply - the Microsoft downloads are for Windows 8 RT - unfortunately they don't work for the Windows 8 Pro version
Thanks for reply - however, these downloads do not install for IE10 - they are only related to other browsers. As far as I understand, Microsoft chose to include Flash in Windows Update, which is why you cannot download Flash from Adobe's website.
Any other suggestions?
That's odd. About ten minutes ago I just installed FlashPlayer for Firefox AND IE 10 on a new HP laptop for my brother. Windows 8 64bit. Downloaded and installed without only one glitch other than the User Account Controls asking if I was sure I wanted to... The system has Webroot antivirus and it quarantined the first download as "infected". It also did that with Firefox, Reader and Shockwave, so my guess is that Webroot has some pretty crappy virus definitions. It also said my brother's website contained "malicious content". Well, I know it doesn't because I built it myself, and I don't recall putting any "malicious content" in it.
Point is, I had to disable the antivirus to get the Adobe freeware to download and install, but it worked... Both Flash Players installed and confirmed the install.
Before you installed FP on Win8 were your HP laptop cleaned up entirely according to this guide? http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html
- If not, that might constitute the oddity between your setup and the issues I am facing.
Any other advice is appreciated - does not seem that Adobe have a solution on their website anywhere.
Well, that article is irrelevant to the situation I had, because there WAS NO Flash Player at all on the laptop. I could hardly "clean up" something that didn't exist to begin with, which would belie Microsoft's claim that Windows 8 comes with Flash Player included. This was "straight out of the box" and it was nowhere on the system.
I'd submit that the ONLY difference is: the FIRST thing I did was open IE and download (after a failed attempt - thanks to the antivirus) Firefox. After disabling Webroot, I was able to install Firefox, and use it to download the Adobe "freebies", but Windows required a reboot and the a/v relaunched on login and IMMEDIATELY deleted what I'd just downloaded, so I had to disable it again, and re-download & install Reader, AIR, Shockwave, and FP for Firefox as well as IE.
Thanks for replying McBlob.
Dissabling antivirus or similar program has unfortunately no effect in my case. I cannot find the right place to download FlashPlayer that works on Windows 8 64 Bit pro _and_IE10. The installation for Firefox/Safari etc went fine, but it does not install FlashPlayer to IE 10.
Maybe some Adobe officials wants to comment?
There are MAJOR issues with Flash Player and 64 bit IE from all that I've read here
You can download the full installer here, but I can't guarantee it'll work with IE X64. My use of IE has been so limited (testing webpages before publishing) that I really don't have much experience with it.
Okay - well, it seems to work fine in all other instances than with flash.
The problem has been solved more or less by "itself" - Windows Update provided some updates and Flash Player was reinstalled automatically - it now works again. Thanks for the feedback though.