the programs refuse to proceed until I load the Flash Player.
Sorry, I do not understand this - can you be a little bit more specific?
I thought my description was clear. If I try to view something like a video on say Youtube, it will not play and I get the
You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video.
As I explained, I have already successfully downloaded version 11 from Adobe and made the adjustments to the
add on's and Active X filtering with no changes to this problem. One thing not mentioned is a reboot. Is that
necessary for these adjustments to take effect? It was not mentioned in the previous posts.
I am having exactly the same problem and getting no help either.
I have also tried REBOOT.
Despite this, when I try to run a video in Windows 7 and Explorer 9, the programs refuse to proceed until I load the Flash Player.
I am not sure what you mean by "until I load the Flash Player". Are you saying that no flash video will play unless you install the add-on just prior to playing the video?
I have Flash Player installed on my system. It says I do not. I have installed and uninstalled and reinstalled and websites with the Flash Video still say I do not have the Flash.
Exactly my experience Lisa. People on this forum are still dancing around the real problem.
People on this forum are still dancing around the real problem.
The real problem is vague descriptions. It seems that many people expect that we can somehow see what is going on on their computers. We cannot. I still don't understand what you mean by "until I load the Flash Player".
Okay - just got it going again. Here is what I did.
1. Uninstalled from the control panel the Adobe Flash and the Java
2. Temporary disabled Norton and Anti-spyware
3.. Reinstalled from the Adobe site the latest Flash for my computer
4. Reinstalled from the Java site the the updated script for IE for my computer
5. Deactivated Active Script
7. Reactivated Norton and Anti-spyware
Hope this works. I had tried all these things before but not in this order. This was after I sat on an Adobe Chat line for 15 minutes when they told me to come to this forum.
I'm glad you got this to work, but I am still skeptible if it will work for me. One thing puzzles me about your steps is that
you uninstalled Java (the whole thing?) and then reinstalled the Java updated script for IE, but then you deactivate the
Which version of Windows are you running. Windows 7 32 bit? Which version of Internet Explorer are
you running? Did you deactivate Active X Filtering, or as you say the Active Script. If the later, how did you do that? Did
you enable the Shockwave Flash Object Add On? Maybe the key here is the Java scripting, but I would like to pin this
down better. Who told you to deactivate and reactivate the Java Scripting?
Hi Sherwin (this is Lisa) -
I was able to get the Flash to work on FireFox so I knew there had to be a problem with the IE interface.
I have Windows 7 (64-bit) and Internet Explorer 9. I went to the Control Panel. I selected uninstall programs. I uninstalled both the Adobe Flash AND my version of JAVA.
[As a note, I had a recent JAVA update about the time I started to have problems. I checked the Internet Explorer forums and apparently there have been other problems with that JAVA update.]
I then when to the Adobe site and reinstalled the Flash. I then went to the Java site - http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp. It gave me a new download option. - my current update number is 29.
Hope that helps. Start by testing and see if you can flash on the FireFox - that will help determine if the problem is related to the IE interface.
Unfortunately, I am having this problem on Safari for Windows, as well. If I get desparate, I may try your technique
of swaping the Java software.
I will keep my fingers crossed for you. It took me several hours to fix and it was very frustrating.
If you check this reply string, you will find I explicitly described the error message:
You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video.
It's very simple. I cannot view videos because the web programs are not seeing my Adobe
Flash Player 11. I have reloaded it several times and repeatedly get this same error message.
HI Sherwin - You are explaining your problem very clearly - I have no idea why the person with an upside down name can't understand you.
So you are getting a message to DOWNLOAD Flash Player instead of a message to LOAD Flash Player, Two very different meanings.
Go to this site:
What is your version number?
Press Alt and X, click Manage Add-ons, look in Currently loaded add-ons and All add-ons, is the Schockwave Flash Object enabled?
Press Alt and X, pointer on Safety, is ActiveX filtering unchecked?
Press Alt and X, click Internet options, click Security tab, is the security level for the Internet, Medium-high?
Sorry for being confused by your description; it was simply not clear to me. The term "load" means something different to me than "install".
Anyway, what Windows 7 edition do you use - 32-bit or 64-bit?
You posted in another topic that you don't have a Macromed folder (under C:\Windows\system32 nor C:\Windows\syswow64?). I suggest that you try the following:
- go to http://forums.adobe.com/thread/909550
- download the appropriate uninstaller for your OS edition
- download the appropriate installer for your OS edition
- close all browser windows, then run the downloaded uninstaller, followed by the installer
Can you now find folder C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash (and C:\Windows\syswow64\Macromed\Flash if you are on a 64-bit OS), and what do they contain?
Also, can you now see the Flash animation at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ ?
Your solution finally worked on my 32 bit Windows 7. Strangely, I did not find the Macromed Folder in the system32
folder. The solution was a bit awkward as these installers/uninstallers required internet explorer to be turned off, yet in
trying to run them, they would open up a run window. Running was out of the question, so I saved them to the hard drive
and ran them from there. I used the Revo uninstaller which seemed to do a thorough job of cleaning of the Adobe Software, but the installer may have not been correct as indicated on the errors coming from sites like Youtube. Their
installers were: install_flashplayer11x32ax_gtbp_chra_aih.exe
whereas yours was: install_flash_player_11_active_x_32bit.exe
I have no clue as to what the differences in these two files did to make it work for me.
Thanks for your help,
Glad you could get it to work!
The "aih" installer is a kind of download manager; it usually works fine for most people, but in some cases it simply will not complete the job.
The installer from my link is the full installer, which obviously worked better in your case.
Willener ..." It seems that many people expect that we can somehow see what is going on on their computers." IF Adobe don't than stay away from our computers, constantly pop up of your new version, if Adobe does not support all OS(most issues are with 64 bit, they support 64 bit, but all these issues) than why don't they leave the choice to us, if we want to upgrade. if their software is not compatabile why don't we get error message telling us that new version is not compatabile, instead of messing up our system. I have spent enough time doing research on this flash player and tried every possible way explained in this forum to make it work. But nothing works, leaving me with no choice to buy another computer. But Adobe is now on my bad list, Never ever will touch ADOBE upgrade.