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  1. Sarabas

    Sarabas Thread Starter

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    Sysinfo: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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    I have been trying to install Adobe Flash Player, and have administrative privileges. I keep getting the message that I have insufficient permissions. I have created a new admin user, and that doesn't work. I have right clicked on the file and said to install as administrator...no good. I have disabled all my virus programs and uninstalled I-Tunes. I don't know what else to do, and it is so annoying that I keep getting the "Flashplayer has stopped working" error message over and over whenever I open Foxfire or IE. Please help!
     
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    Have you tried uninstalling Flash Player completely so you can install it from scratch rather than updating it?
     
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  4. Sarabas

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    Yes, I have uninstalled the old Flash Player several times, rebooted, and tried to install. And I do have done a disc check. I defrag regularly and clean out my caches regularly as well.

    I have begun receiving a message today that DEP (Data Execution Prevention) has shut down the Flashplayer. I tried to turn off the DEP for Flashplayer, but was given the message that it could not be turned off for this program. It seems I cannot run Flashplayer because the DEP won't allow it, but that the DEP cannot be turned off to run Flashplayer. Any thoughts?
     
  5. Sarabas

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    The actual message I'm receiving for being unable to install flashplayer is:

    A required file (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\flashplayer.xpt:5) could not be written due to insufficient permissions.

    I've tried to install an earlier version of flashplayer, but cannot do this either. I'm kinda thinking this has to do with the DEP, which I guess is a recent MS update. I cannot see where to turn off the DEP, if I can do it at all. I've tried putting in the name of the file under Macromed\Flash, but it would not accept the ":" in the name.

    Please help.
     
  6. Sarabas

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    OK, after playing with it for days, I finally figured out that if I uninstall UnThreat antivirus instead of disabling it, I was able to get the flashplayer to install. It remains to be seen if it works after I reinstall Unthreat...if it doesn't work, I will try another antivirus program like AVG.
     
  7. captainron276

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    Try Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast free edition. Highly recommended here:)
     
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