I need help with this problem badly. I have windows 7 and I am using IE8 32 bit. Flash player will install on my system without any problems and any web site that requires Flash player will work properly. However if I shut down my computer and turn it back on, Flash player will be gone! I check with control panel and the installation is still there! All web sites just treat it as not installed and will ask me to install it again. If I install it again, it will work thru the current session until I turn it off.