First try running Windows Updaste again to make sure there aren't any Flash Player updates that have been missed.
If you're still unable to enable it, try repairing IE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378
Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Now i have another question for you and that is do i re install the Windows 8.1 that i upgraded to or no. And if the answer is yes do i have to unistall it first. Again thank you for taking the time to assist me. i look forward to hearing back from you.
I wound up with 8.1 "preview" on my laptop after my daughter was conned into installing it by a Facebook friend.
It rendered about $4500 dollars worth of software "incompatible" (that seems to be a favorite for Microsoft these days) and I had no choice but to reformat the laptop.
I'm avoiding 8.1 till they get it right. My best estimate for that is, about 2016 sometime.