I have installed the latest version and get an error message: "This version of Macromedia Flash ActiveX Control isn't compatible with this version of Windows. (Win 7)"
I used the flashplayer 18_ha_install.exe file downloaded from Adobe. I use Firefox rather than IE. The shockwave plugin in Firefox is active and online animation in Flashplayer Help, plays. For that matter, animation in websites play. Intellicast weather, YouTube, etc.)
The problem I'm having lies in trying to use a standalone product called Sothink FLV Player provided by Sourcetec when I try to view Shockwave files saved on my HDD. Up until a week ago, all was well. Now I get an error that says it cannot run without ActiveX control. Originally, it said I had an old version of ActiveX and I had to update. It appears an update somewhere (possibly to Ver 18) has gummed up the works.
I'm frustrated. Perhaps I should just look for a different standalone player?