6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2013 12:31 PM by CharlieWait

    Flash apparently will not install

    CharlieWait

      I have installed Flash Player at least 5 times, removing prior installations each time. I still get the, "You need Flash player to view this vdeo." I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and have never had prior problems with Flash player. This is frustrating. Please advise.

       

      Thanks,

      Rusty Fennell

        • 1. Re: Flash apparently will not install
          Mike M Level 6

          Are you using IE11 Rusty?

          • 2. Re: Flash apparently will not install
            CharlieWait Level 1

            Yes, I have IE 11

            • 3. Re: Flash apparently will not install
              Mike M Level 6

              This is a known problem with Internet Explorer 11, which Microsoft has been aware of since October 18 when they released their latest "untested" browser. The pages can't recognize the browser, so they don't recognize any of the plugins, like Flash Player. So far, Microsoft has made NO indication that they have any plan to fix it soon.
              Microsoft's recommendation is to use Compatibility View for affected pages, and "pretend" you're using an different browser. Trouble with that is it has seen limited success at best, and you have to individually enable it for EVERY page that has problems.
              I'm not big on "pretending" so I recommend actually using another browser. (At least until MS gets their act together)

              Firefox (from Mozilla)

              Opera (from Opera)

              Safari (from Apple)

              Chrome (from Google)

              ANY of those will work where IE11 won't, with the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and Chrome doesn't even need that because it has its own Flash Player plugin built in.

              • 4. Re: Flash apparently will not install
                CharlieWait Level 1

                Mike,

                 

                 

                 

                Thanks… Not really an answer that I wanted to hear but it is what it is. That’s almost as bad a strategy from Microsoft as was/is Windows 8.

                 

                 

                 

                Again, thanks for the input. Regards,

                 

                Rusty

                • 5. Re: Flash apparently will not install
                  Mike M Level 6

                  Rusty,

                   

                  I use Microsoft Office on my Mac, and I have Windows machines from XP through 8.1 but... MS has about a .500 batting average since Windows 95 with things that work. '98 (1st Edition), ME, XP(SP1), IE7, Vista, 8 and 8.1 have all been pure garbage IMHO. I switched to Mac almost eleven years ago. Back then "compatibility" was a major problem for Macs. Since they switched to Intel in 2005, that's history. I even run five of my Windows installs ON MY MAC.
                  My experience has been that OS X just works. Plug & Play isn't "Plug & Pray", and there hasn't been an Internet Explorer since 2005 for Mac. There are some things I need from Microsoft, like Office, but other than that, I can really do without them.

                  • 6. Re: Flash apparently will not install
                    CharlieWait Level 1

                    Mike,

                     

                    Thanks for all your help. I do database and VB programming for several clients using the Windows platforms. So, I am pretty well embedded with Microsoft. Changing to a MAC platform is a bit out of the question for this Senior Citizen. I have so many scars from MS over the past 30 years that I need to stay where I am. I do have Chrome and have switched to it for my default browser … works fine so far.

                     

                     

                     

                    Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you and yours,

                     

                    Rusty

                     

                     

                     

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