I upgraded windows to 8.1. It fixed all sorts of problems I was having so that was good.
But then I was getting flash errors telling me I wans't using the right version.
so I tried upgrading to the 8.1 64 bit version. It told me I was already running that version.
So then I thought, fine - I'll uninstall it completly and reinstall. I used the uninstaller program I downloaded.
it said it worked.
it didn't as I looked at my 'programs' list and there it was. So I uninstalled it from the programs list.
Poof. It was gone.
I went to reinstall it.
Can't install because it claims I still have that upgraded version. it's nowhere to be found on my computer anywhere.
I've got nothing and I have no idea where to go from here.
You don't need to install Flash Player on Windows 8.x; it is already embedded in Internet Explorer 10 / 11.
To update Flash Player you run Windows Update.
If you uninstalled the embedded Flash Player, you need to download it from the Microsoft site. Sorry, I don't have a link.
I ended up figuring how to to a system restore to a previous date and started over.