Try using the offline installer from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#mai n-pars_header
Once the installation is complete, check
Thank you for responding. Now working - thank you. Details below.
Tried to download using “Direct Links For Internet Explorer” on the link provided. I got to click the tick box “I have read and agree to the terms of the Flash Player License Agreement” and press install. (This did not come up previously, but did have downloading progress bar and Flash notification of installation successful previously.)
It then immediately came up with “the installer will automatically continue when these conflicting applications are closed: Internet Explorer.” I shut down IE, and waited 20 minutes, nothing appeared to be happening. I closed box (with cross in upper right hand corner, not pressing “quit”). No further dialogue boxes, no messages, no errors, but no successful installation either.
Redid and closed IE (and all other open programs) at point of agreeing to terms of Flash coming up and before clicking agree and install. Came up with same dialogue box “the installer will automatically continue when these conflicting applications are closed: Internet Explorer”, even though Explorer was then closed. I waited 20 minutes again, again no further messages or anything else from Adobe, again closed with cross, again no further messages or anything else from Adobe.
Redid using “Flash player for Active X (Internet Explorer)” also on page you gave link to. Did exactly the same as above.
Tried using and still no success.
Flash player was already enabled.
Active X filtering is a bit different on my explorer (IE10) – has single entry for active X, which just has a tick, viewable when just drop down the main Tools toolbar. I unchecked, and, hey presto, Flash works. I tick, and get message saying need to install, re-tick, refresh, and Flash works.
Thank you. Now just not sure if I should just take Active X filtering off all the time or not. Presumably it is to stop nasties, anyone know what the risk is? In the mean time, I'll just un-tick it when I need to use Flash.