There is only one Flash Player installer and it supports both 32- and 64-bit operating systems. Long ago (versions 11.0-11.2) there were two separate installers, but in 11.3 the two were combined into one single installer.
Is this the online installer, downloaded from get.adobe.com/flashplayer (file size is about 1 MB), or is it the full installer (file size is about 17 MB)? Also, what is the version of the installer being used (right-click on the file, select Properties > Details tab > File Version)
I'll request more information once I know which installer you are using.
As an aside, Safari for Windows stopped getting updates (including important security fixes) years ago, and we definitely aren't supporting it.
Google Chrome ships with a built-in Flash Player, so there's no separate download to mess with. That might be an easy workaround if you're not married to using those browsers.
I downloaded the Flash Player Plug-in (All other browsers) and when I went to install it I got the message:
The program or feature "\?\G:\Downloads-Safari\install_flash_player.exe" cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of Windows. Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available.
I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1. My browsers are:
Safari for Windows 5.1.7 (7534.57.2)
Maybe the download is corrupt again? What is the size of the downloaded installer? It should be 17.0 MB (17,903,792 bytes).
Please provide the FlashInstall.log file from \Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash AND \Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash using the instructions here, The specified item was not found..
Also, I noticed in your reply, that the installer is saved to the G: drive. Is this where Windows is installed to or is Windows installed to a different drive? Please provide a bit more information on your system configuration as it will help troubleshoot this issue. Thank you.
I find a lot of hits for this error message when I google for it. My theory is that they're running one or more applications using the "Emulate this old version of Windows" Compatibility Mode feature in Win7 while trying to execute the installer. This may be something that came pre-installed from your organization, maybe something that looks like an old-school DOS window or old Windows application...
My recommendations follow:
- Print this list
- Reboot (Yes, actually reboot)
- If your system launches applications when it starts, close them all.
- Uninstall Safari for Windows, because Flash does *not* work in this browser, and it has well-known, un-patched vulnerabilities that will never be fixed.
- Download a current version of a modern browser as a replacement.
- Chrome has a built-in copy of Flash Player, so that is probably a one-step solution
- From your new browser (unless you're using Chrome, in which case you're done), do the following:
- Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
- Follow the instructions
I also tried to download it using Firefox and got a different message when I hit Install:
"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher"
When the original error message appeared (after downloading using Safari) I forgot to mention that the message box was titled "Unsupported 16-bit Application".which makes even less sense.
I have been asked for the FlashInstall logs. I can't see how to upload these files. Could you point me in the right direction please?
First thing to check: file size. If you cannot even start the installation, then there is no point posting the install log files.
Both the Safari and Firefox downloads are 17,485Kb
Since we've exhausted the usual advice at this point, I'm curious to know if my recommendation works.
Did the part about having running apps in compatibility mode sound familiar?