I just followed the instructions given in the video (had to watch it on another PC) but sadly this has not worked as it still says “failed to register” when trying to install from the adobe website.
Is there anything else I can do?
Do I need to register it somehow?
"Failed to register" means that the ActiveX component failed to write to the Windows registry (on your system). Most times. this is caused by a change in permissions, which doesn't allow the installer to write files, or overwrite exisiting files.
Download this file: Take ownership.zip
Unzip it, and double click the ".reg" file it contains.
Clikc "Yes" and "OK" to install it.
You will now be able to take "root level" ownership of ANY file or folder on your system.
Right click your C/Windows/System32 folder and select "Take Ownership".
A command prompt window will open as the new permissions are applied. (It takes a while)
Once it's finished, you can modify or delete any file or folder in the System32 folder.
download the following:
Also, download these:
You'll need to install Shockwave with the FULL installer for IE too, but there isn't a direct download for it. You'll need to go to: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/otherversions/ using IE AFTER everything else is done.
Save all the files and close your browser.
Run the uninstallers first (both of them)
Go to: C/Windows/System32
Delete the Macromed folder.
Open your Registry Editor (Start>Run or press the Windows key + R and type 'regedit' [minus the quotes] and click OK)
In the Registry Editor, go to:
Delete the Macromedia folder (Right click and choose "Delete").
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software and delete the Macromedia folder there too.
Close the Registry Editor and empty your recycle bin.
Run the Flash Player installers, and then the Shockwave FULL installer you downloaded.
Lastly, open IE and go to: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/otherversions/ to download and install the Shockwave FULL installer for ActiveX (IE).
Once the owenrship permissions are applied, you should see no ActiveX registration errors during the install.
I followed all of your instructions
But when I tried installing flash player 13 again I still get this
What owner permission did I have to set and did I have to change anything to do with activeX in my internet security?
After doing another clean uninstall and following your instructions again.
I did go here http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html and downloaded the previous version that was released on the 8th of April version number 11.7.700.275.
Now everything is working again so I’m going to stick to this version for now so I can get back to video making.
So thank you very much Mike as your instructions were easy to follow and to understand which made things a lot easier for me. I’ll be sure to save your advice just incase this happens in the future.