I blindly accept whatever update Adobe sends to me.
Just to clarify: Flash Player on Windows 8.x is updated by Microsoft Update, not Adobe.
Regarding the old OCX file on your system, that should be automatically deleted once you restart Windows.
Not sure why your system is asking for an Administrator password when you are already an admin user. Maybe you need to provide the original Windows Administrator password?
Well Pat, I definitely do filter what Microsoft tries to load on my system, for example, their insistence in trying to sneak in Bing. Either way, I keep my system up to date constantly.
Do you understand that the file I am dealing with is on a separate disk from my system disk? I don't see any way that the OS would automatically delete files that are not part of the current OS.
I took the disks from my old PC and installed them inside of my new PC. The old system was Windows 7 32 bit, and my new system is Windows 8 64 bit. As I said, there is only one user on my new system, me, and I am the administrator, so there is no "original Windows Administrator password" other than the one that I use every day. The only thing that I can think of is that the file is linked to my old admin user name from the W7 system, but even if that is the case, then why wouldn't the "takeown" method give me ownership?
No, I didn't understand that it was on a different disk. Is there a reason why you want to keep the old 32-bit system data?