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Adobe flash player keeps asking to update/download ?
Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:45 AM
Why is this happening and what i can i do to fix it please ? I am using Windows 7 if that makes any difference at all.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:14 PM
Please see the link >>HERE<<. Is that what you are getting?
Using your Internet Explorer browser click on the following link to download the latest version. Then click on the same link below using Firefox and download the latest version. The site will detect your system and provide the download that is needed for whichever browser you are accessing the site with.
Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124
Be very care. Before you click on the gold colored button for the download, make sure that you uncheck any other prechecked boxes that are offering software such as McAfee Security Scan Plus or the Free! Google Chrome browser as shown below. You may see that on the download page.
The video should play just fine once Adobe Flash is updated. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to ask.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:39 PM
The thing is i am constantly having to update my Adobe and i do uncheck the boxes for the software i don't need before i download. The flash player will work for a couple of days and i'll be able to view anything that needs flash just fine, but after a day for some reason it no longer works and im asked to download the latest version again. It's a pain and i'm not sure what's still causing it. It's as if i'm erasing something in the "caches" when i shutdown my computer, or could it be something in my add-ons ? Either way, it's happening on both Firefox and Explorer. If you have any other ideas i can try i would very much appreciate it.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:15 PM
Go to > Start > Control Panel and click on the Flash Player icon. Once the Flash Player Settings window opens click on the Advanced tab.
Under Updates look to see if the dial button is "checked" next to Install updates automatically when possible (recommended). If not, please click on the dial to choose that option.
That should go ahead and install the updates without you constantly being notified. (silent updating is what I call it)
Let me know if that helps or not.
i do uncheck the boxes for the software i don't need before i download.
I sure wish more people would be so observant.
Edited by DonnaB, 09 November 2011 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:07 AM
Apologies if this makes me sound ignorant but i'm doing what you tell me Start > Control Panel > but there is no Flash Player icon that i can see ;/ Where else can i go. I tried searching for the program to see if i could do it that way but the only thing that appears is the icon to install flash player. Oh dear. Help. Hope to hear from you again soon.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:49 AM
That's odd. Should be there if it is installed and the icon should look like this-->
Lets see if it displays in Programs and Features:
Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and look to see if the following images are there:
I have the latest version 11 installed as noted above. So if Adobe Flash is installed on your machine the version shown in the box (see below) may not be the same.
To verify that it is installed or not, click on the following link:
About Adobe Flash Player
If the About Adobe Flash Player page displays an empty box, a question mark, or the message "Adobe Flash Player cannot be found," then it is not installed.
If the About Adobe Flash Player page displays a box like the following, let me know what version is displayed.
Edited by DonnaB, 17 November 2011 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:58 PM
My current versions:
Plug-in Version 126.96.36.199
Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:17 AM
Do you have a 32-bit or 64-bit OS?
Could you provide me with a screenshot of the popup and attach it to your next post?
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:28 AM
My OS is 64bit.
I had to reboot my computer so i could get the flash player to prompt me to update again, i don't know if that helps at all ?
Unfortunately that's all it says in the pop-up i get on the screenshot there. I don't get popups in Firefox though, the video just remains black.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:18 AM
I did what you said and uninstalled FP. I hopped onto Firefox and reinstalled it again from there. Still on Firefox i tested to see if a video clip would run on youtube and it did. I then checked Explorer but the FP pop-up came up again prompting me to install FP. I then restarted my laptop and went back to check if the Flash would still work on Firefox but it seems to have immediately gone back to not working on both browsers. Oh dear. Could it have anything to do with missing drivers mayber ?
Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:54 PM
Please check to see if IE is 64-bit or not. To do so, click on Start > All Programs. Look for Internet explorer in the list on the Start Menu.
Also, some computers with AOL software installed have been having this problem too! Could you also check to see if there is any AOL software on your computer so we can eliminate that possibility. You may find that in the list of the Start Menu as well.
Let me know and we can go from there.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:40 AM
I searched Explorer and a couple of options came up, one with "64 bit" in brackets. I opened that and the flash works straight away, so i will be using that from now on. I checked my Mozilla Firefox as it was the browser i was used to using before all this FP business started ;p but there was no "64 bit" option, how can i do the same thing for Firefox? I also don't have AOL on my system. Phew, one down, one to go - least we're getting somewhere
Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:45 AM
So i ended up downloading Firefox Nightly's Windows 64bit version, even if it is just a tester and a bit buggy, but the flash works immediately and i'm no longer prompted to download and update FP on it. I'm happy to give this version a spin, hopefully it isn't too much trouble.
Edited by emilia, 15 January 2012 - 11:30 AM.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:42 AM
I searched Explorer and a couple of options came up, one with "64 bit" in brackets. I opened that and the flash works straight away,
Excellent! That is what I was going to suggest you try.
Could you please report back and let us know how it goes with the 64-bit Firefox? I'm quite sure this will help many others who have encountered this problem.
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