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Completely remove Flash from Win7 machine

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by trodas, Apr 10, 2015.

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  1. trodas

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    Hi guys. I use mostly flash into old Firefox (v10, IIRC) as just the NPSWF32.dll file in Firefox/plugins directory. Works great and for testing purposes I can just end Firefox and put there any version I see fit and it works like a charm - on Windows XP SP3.

    My GF PC got a Windows 7 and she "accidentially" installed a Flash update. So after finding and copying the dll file I uninstall the flash and it now does not work.

    I believe that the problem is caused by the old settings, that are NOT removed after uninstall.
    In particular, these files CANNOT be deleted at all:

    c:\Windows\schemas\WCN\FlashConfig.xsd
    c:\Windows\schemas\WCN\FlashConfigDevice.xsd
    c:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-w..etwork-setup-wizard_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f0d21d0b5e184994\FlashConfig.xsd
    c:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-w..etwork-setup-wizard_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f0d21d0b5e184994\FlashConfigDevice.xsd

    How to kill these?

    Any help, anyone? No, CCleaner failed even with cleaning registry out of this ... no help, no delete. Flash works, but after like a 5min pause, where it probably trying find the file or something elsewhere... :mad:
    I want just to be able to copy version of flash for testing into the plugins and THAT IT IS. Not possible on Win7 or what?!
     
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    That simply won't work, already tried that, sorry, should tell you earlier. It does it's job, but it levave the computer with more :flash*.*: files that before and certainly do NOT delete the prefs files, with I *MUST* delete in order to have the flash function again. So, that it how it looked after running the uninstall:

    [​IMG]

    Any better solutions to this problem? Even with these "more files" the flash, simply as plugin to FF, does NOT work...
     
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    And you followed the directions on the link posted to Delete Flash Player files and folders. with locations of all stated on that page?
    Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
    Windows/SysWOW64 directory
    %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
    %appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player
     
  5. trodas

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    Yes, I did it the manual way. However the files:

    c:\Windows\schemas\WCN\FlashConfig.xsd
    c:\Windows\schemas\WCN\FlashConfigDevice.xsd
    c:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-w..etwork-setup-wizard_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f0d21d0b5e184994\FlashConfig.xsd
    c:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-w..etwork-setup-wizard_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_f0d21d0b5e184994\FlashConfigDevice.xsd

    ...cannot be deleted :( Help :(
     
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    The above files have nothing to do with flash player.
     
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