1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 21, 2013 4:56 PM by Mike M

    going around in circles

    Mansfield

      On your website when it says that flash player is integrated into windows 8.

      when i click "test flash player" it says " you aren't running internet explorer in windows 8"

      when i try and install flash player it just takes me back to the screen saying that flash player is integrated into windows 8.

       

      i am using my new Surface Pro 2

       

      Please help.

      Thanks

      Paul

        • 1. Re: going around in circles
          Mike M Level 6

          This is a known problem with Internet Explorer 11 (and I'm pretty sure that's what you're using), 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.

          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.