2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2014 8:36 AM by devils39

    Failure to install flash player


      I have tried everything that was suggested. Still it comes up active x cannot register. I have IE 11 with windows 7 ultimate.

        • 1. Re: Failure to install flash player
          Mike M Level 6

          "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.

          Click "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)

          Right click your C/Windows/SysWOW64 folder  and select "Take Ownership".

          Once it's finished, you can modify or delete any file or folder in the System32 or SysWOW64 folder.


          Then run the offline installer: Flash Player for ActiveX (Internet Explorer)

          • 2. Re: Failure to install flash player
            devils39 Level 1

            This method did not work, but your second email worked . Downloaded and installed flash 12 and it later updated to 13 and it works. Thanks for great help.