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Flash Player problem.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by RufusMcGufus, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. RufusMcGufus

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    Every time I try to download Flashplayer my computer locks up. Any suggestions?
     
  2. allheart55

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    First uninstall any previous version of Flash from your computer. Download and save to your desktop the executable Flash Player installer here: Download and unzip Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip.


    Close out all applications, disconnect from the internet and run the installer. This may help if you are having trouble with the ActiveX installation freezing up from Adobe.com. To confirm that Flash Player has installed successfully, please visit: www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/.
     
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  4. RufusMcGufus

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    I looked all through the control panel to see where I can remove programs but nothing seems to deal with that. Is there REALLY some place in VISTA where I can remove programs? What a joke for an OS.
     
  5. mike5532g

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    In the control panel click Programs and Features.
     
  6. allheart55

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    Hello Rufus, If you look at the link posted by horsecharles for the flash uninstaller, it specifically says under

    How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control




    Due to recent enhancements to the Adobe Flash Player installers, you can now remove the player only by using the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller. To remove Flash Player, simply download and run the appropriate uninstaller for your system using the steps below.
    1. Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:
    2. Save the file to your system, choosing a location where you can find it (for example, your desktop).
    3. Quit ALL running applications, including all Internet Explorer or other browser windows, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, or other Messengers. Check the Windows system tray carefully to make certain no applications are still in memory which might possibly use Flash Player.
    4. Run the uninstaller. This will remove Adobe Flash Player from all browsers on the system.
    Note: The uninstaller cannot remove files currently in use.
    If you have any instances of the player open in your web browsers, instant messaging clients, stand-alone SWFs, or projectors, then the uninstaller will complete but some files may not be deleted. If this occurs, then close all of your applications and run the uninstaller again to ensure that all files are removed.
    Note: Internet Explorer users may have to reboot to clear all uninstalled Flash Player ActiveX control files. If you're not certain, select the "Show Details" button in the Flash Player uninstaller. If there are any log lines that begin with "Delete on Reboot..." then you'll need to reboot BEFORE running the Flash Player installer again.

    As per the link given by horsecharles, after you have completed the uninstall and rebooted .......

    Please follow these directions to reinstall flash player. Let us know if this works, if it doesn't there are two more possible workarounds to try. Good Luck! :D



    First uninstall any previous version of Flash from your computer. Download and save to your desktop the executable Flash Player installer here: Download and unzip Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip.


    Close out all applications, disconnect from the internet and run the installer. This may help if you are having trouble with the ActiveX installation freezing up from Adobe.com. To confirm that Flash Player has installed successfully, please visit: www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/.
     
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