I uninstalled it because my computer kept telling me that I didn't have it all of a sudden. I couldn't find it in any of the program or app listings, and the adobe website told me that I didn't have it installed. So, I tried to uninstall it as a last resort, with the hope of just reinstalling it. Now, it seems as though Windows 8 is incapable of installing this manually. Is there a way around this?
see if you can run the uninstaller: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html
then, reinstall: http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/
(but, untick any tag-along-ware first)
if you need to manually download: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html