1) Go to this page:
At the very bottom you will see still having problems, NPAPI version
2) Next go to this page and get the adobe uninstaller:
3) Make sure ALL browsers are closed.
First run the uninstaller and then the installer.
Please let us know if you still face the issue.
I had already found those "helps" but it only made things worse as now I do not even have an old version of flash on the computer. The uninstall is not the problem, it did that just fine. But the problem is the reinstall. When I go to try and reinstall the flash player, I click on the icon and it does NOTHING, I get no error messages or anything. I have also downloaded the installer to different locations and with and without the anitvirus add on that come with it just to see if they are just making you take it but still nothing...
XP SP1, SP2, or SP3?
Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2
XP Service Pack 2 lacks the support for sha256 digital signatures, which the installer uses. If you've tried the standalone installer (from the help page) and that doesn't work either you can try installing a previous version, posted on the Archived Adobe Flash Player versions and opt into Background Updates, or update your computer to a supported version (minimum is XP SP3).
I got an older version of flash now, I can at least see a few things but there is still a lot that is not compatible. I do not feel like sinking any more money into this computer so does anyone know where to download a free version of XP SP3 or Win 7? I guess my only other options are just live with it like this or go get a different computer (I have been looking but everyone has downloaded that Win10 on everything...)
If the older version you have supports Background Updates, opt into background updates and see if that will update Flash Player to the latest version.
To opt into background updates, go to Control Panel > select to view All control Panel items (Classic View I believe) and select the Flash Player item. Go to the Updates tab and select 'Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended). If the Updates tab isn't there this option will be in a different tab (I don't recall which one). Background Updates usually updates Flash Player within 24 hours. I don't have access to an XP system that doesn't support sha256 so I can't test this out, but it's worth a shot to see if it works.