1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 3, 2014 5:15 PM by Mike M

    flash player

    kswaite1

      My computer will not let me install flash player due to internet explorer? What do i need to do to install the program on my computer?

       

      Thanks

      Sarah

        • 1. Re: flash player
          Mike M Level 6

          Flash Player for Internet Explorer (Windows 8, 8.1) is integrated by Microsoft. You cannot update it or download it here.

          You're most likely using Internet Explorer 11. THAT'S where your problem is.

          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.