The flash player help page says that Flash Player is installed and the clouds go drifting by but if you go on down the page and click on the help videos they say that Flash Player needs to be installed for the videos to work.
What page is that - http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html ?
The Flash Player help page at http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html. . Under step 1, there is a "check now" box.that when clicked says "Flash Player is installed". Under step 5, there is a picture with moving clouds that verify Flash Player is Installed. Third line under the picture "installation problems". When you click on it, sometimes it brings up a link to another page and some times it brings up a youtube video screen that says you need to install Flash Player to use it. I don't know what makes then change. While you are on this page you keep getting the pop-up blocker at the top of the page saying that the website wants to run the add-on Adobe Flash Player while the page says it's already installed. You go to the add-ons and Shockwave Flash Object is shown as enabled. Any video showen on IE says that Flash Player has to be installed before it can run. Since I have posted several places on the internet I have had a lot of people contact me with the same problem. We need help from Flash Player.
I'd say give it a "clean install": http://forums.adobe.com/message/4041846
There's something "in the guts of it" that's still registering as an old version.
Worst case: try repairing IE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378
You are aware, I hope, that ALL support for XP ends in just 96 hours (April 8, 2014) aren't you?