"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)
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.
Excuse my poor English.
I was happy until a week ago with Flash Player v. 18.104.22.168.
I have Windows 7 Ultimate with Internet Explorer v.11 and I am the administrator.
From the installation of the update v. 22.214.171.124, a disaster after disaster.
Each time, the progress reaches the end but registration fails. And in the control panel appears as the Player Activex "uninstalled".
I followed all your instructions. Taken possession of the folders, uninstalled everything and cleaned Macromed folders. Then clean install.
Nothing at all. Not installed.
I have now tried to revert to version 12 and neither and appears complete Installation message, but does not install activex.
What can I try yet?
I am willing to put the files one by one manually, if necessary.
Thank you very much for your attention.
Greetings from Madrid.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I am going to try going thru the steps listed, tho I am ready for disappointment after reading your message. I'll post the outcome of my efforts.
Thank you very much for your interest.
What is frustrating is that aparentemente is installed.
It would almost be appropriate use a file *. reg to do everything, or write manually the data.
Without Flash is almost impossible navigate.
If you need any information, please ask to share the situation we I have.
Hello Mike M, I followed your instructions and have hit the same original problem at the same point in the installation. I successfully deleted Macromed and Macromedia, closed the registry editor, emptied the recycle bin. When I ran the Flash Player installer, it ran a few seconds and then, as before, stopped and informed me that the Active X control for Flash Player could not be registered. Didn't say why. Any other thoughts?
Hi--I have just posted a reply to Mike M. Installation failed.
That's what I/T admins use to "push" Flash Player over a network. It cures this in all but the most obscure of cases.
Thanks Mike. Flash Player installed right away with the MSI installer you provided. I was able to view a video. I think it installed Shockwave also, but a test for Shockwave on the Adobe FAQ page wouldn't run and said it needs some kind of repair of the xtras box. I don't need Shockwave for my level of use
no games, business presentationsso I plan to ignore that unless it would impair Flash or some other function. Any comment? Thanks again.
If you don't need Shockwave Player, don't install it.
Thanks Pat, good advice. Actually the Shockwave installation seems to have been an automatic result of the Flash Player "push" installation with the msi installer (April 22 advice). So I'm really wondering whether it's better to uninstall it or leave it alone since things are working OK now.
Thank you very much, because after a lot of headaches your * msi installer has allowed me to install Flash in Windows 7 64bits.
Now - but it's less urgent - I'll take care of Shockwave, which still resists.
Again, thank you very much.