I'm using WinXP (Home Edition) with Service Pack 3, and IE ver 8. When I tried the auto upgrade to Ver 14, I got the same results as you -- "failed to register". What tickes me off the most is that the auto upgrade deleted the previous version of FlashPlayer that worked fine. Now I get no flash content using IE8,
Like you, I tried to install a previous version of FlashPlayer and got the idotic response "you need to install the latest version, Ver 14" which caused all the problems.
Maybe the brainworks at Adobe can develop a fix soon.
If not, I will never install another Adobe product on my newer Win8 computer.
I just finally bailed from IE8 and went with Crome. Flash is integrated I to the browser. Prefer IE8,, but change must happen. I agree about Adobe ,,, horrible business practice
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Thank-you for your assistance! I logged on the website you suggested, completed the install, and everything is working fine now.
HaHa ,,, I tried everything ,, nothing worked ,, then AOL pops up with an upgrade to the 9.7 version. Literally took less than 3 minutes to upgrade the software ,, and when I open IE8 and load a Flash object ,, IT WORKS ,,,, Stupid *&^%ng Adobe Software ,,,