I recently tried updating a bunch of computers running Windows 7 to run the latest version of Flash Player. This was done using WSUS package publisher. I was remoting on to a few of the computers that failed to download it, the error I was told they had was that "the version of the player that you are trying to install is lower than what is currently installed."
However, when I went onto Adobe - Flash Player on a few of the failed machines it tells me that the version currently installed is 188.8.131.52. If I look at the control panel though, it says the version is 184.108.40.206. I'm just confused as to which version it actually is and if there is a way to fix this or if it is not actually a problem.
The following are images from one of the machines that this is happening on.
kill all flash and browser processes :
taskkill.exe /im flashp* /f
taskkill.exe /im firefox.exe* /f
taskkill.exe /im iexplore.exe /f
taskkill.exe /im plugin-container.exe /f
Run the uninstaller
verify the following files and folder are deleted:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerApp.exe ( or in system32 )
del "C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\*.*" /s /q
rmdir "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Flash Player" /s /q
rmdir "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player" /s /q
rmdir "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash" /s /q'
download the msi or exe ( I use msi and install with the /qn parameter )
This is how I update my flash players and its all scripted and works flawlessly every time.