1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 31, 2015 2:50 AM by Carm01

    Flash giving program in use error when trying to install on windows 10


      I am currently trying to install adobe flash on windows 10 for firefox but I keep getting program in use.  I believe its due to the integrated flash in the edge browser.

        • 1. Re: Flash giving program in use error when trying to install on windows 10
          Carm01 Level 4

          Firefox and Edge use two different Flash versions, and if Edge is in use should not effect the Firefox variant.

          I successfully installed Firefox and the NPAPI version of flash on Windows 10 both during technical preview and on my office machine running windows 10 as well without a hitch


          My suggestion is to download the offline installer at the bottom of the page here: Installation problems | Flash Player | Windows

          or directly here: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe


          Then either:

          A) shut down and restart the machine OR

          B) type in cmd in the search bar at the bottom, right click on the selection and choose run as administrator then type the following lines one by one and press enter after

          1) taskkill.exe /im firefox* /f /t

          2) taskkill.exe /im plugin-container.exe /f /t

          3) taskkill.exe /im flash* /f /f

          Then try running the installer. Also there are processes like  steam browser and battlenet ( game browsers ) that use flash. Skype I hear uses flash ( not sure which plugin type ) and I have seen yahoo messenger use flash player.

          Hopefully this will resolve your issue

          Best regards