I cannot install Adobe Flash Player ...

August 15, 2010 at 15:27:42
Specs: Windows XP
I cannot use Flash Player ... I have uninstalled and reinstalled and I get an Active X download error. My computer keeps trying to "update" but it always fails. HELP ... It is driving me nuts!

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#1
August 15, 2010 at 15:32:58
Do you need the whole flash player or simply the flash player plugin for internet explorer or firefox?

FlashPlayer-Plugin for Internet Explorer

FlashPlayer-Plugin for Internet Firefox

Doubleclick the downloaded plugin to install it.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
August 15, 2010 at 15:35:42
I tried this and keep getting an error message that says:
"ActiveX control for FlashPlayer could not be registered."

I have been fighting this for MONTHS ... more ideas , please?


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#3
August 15, 2010 at 15:36:08
Dunno but maybe a direct stand-alone file download will sort it out.
For IE version go here:
http://www.softwarepatch.com/intern...

WARNING. Don't hit the big download button by mistake
on the above page (it's for Registry Booster and yukky).
The Flash download is nearer the bottom - in blue.

Note:
There seems to be a problem with Paulsep's links.


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#4
August 15, 2010 at 15:40:02
I'm using IE8 ... just in case that helps.

Thanks! I sure look forward to help in getting this fixed.


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#5
August 15, 2010 at 15:49:58
LadyNTramp Fan, Download the "Adobe Flash Player uninstaller" for Windows and follow the instructions at the link below.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_141...

Then download the stand alone installer at the link that Derek provided in Response Number 3 above.

Tufenuf


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#6
August 15, 2010 at 16:10:07
I tried what you have suggested (Tufenuf) including the "stand alone download" from Derek ... I still get the same message in my Response No. 2.

I've reinstalled when offline too, hoping that would be the ticket -- but it didn't help.

Other ideas, please?


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#7
August 15, 2010 at 16:17:29
LadyNTramp Fan, Try this: Open Internet Explorer, click Tools>Internet Options>Advamced tab and scroll down to "Enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks" and uncheck it, click Apply/OK. Now try to install the Flash Player. Post back with the result.

Tufenuf


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#8
August 15, 2010 at 16:21:04
Oh ... I THINK I may have stumbled around and actually fixed it ...

I went to the Adobe page (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/494/cpsid_49419.html) and dowloaded "SubInACL" (per their instructions #2) ... and followed their instructions all the way to the end.

It seems (I've still got my fingers crossed) that it actually installed! For the first time, I got a message that I have FlashPlayer installed.

I'll be back if it doesn't actually work.

A HUGE THANKS to everyone for all their help and suggestions. I'll confirm if it does (or doesn't work).

THANKS!!


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#9
August 15, 2010 at 16:22:56
Turenuf ... I didn't try your idea ... but will if what I actually did doesn't work.

THANKS everyone ... I'll post back as soon as I can test to see if FP is actually working.


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#10
August 15, 2010 at 16:27:31
OMG ... do the happy dance!! FlashPlayer is ACTUALLY working!!! Doing what I shared in Response #8 has actually worked!! I just tried a site that was not working with FP and it is now working.

I've been trying to fix this for months ... I'm SOOOOO excited!

Thanks everyone for your help ... I don't know what SubInACL did, but it worked.

YIPEE!!


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#11
August 15, 2010 at 16:29:48
Well done and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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#12
August 15, 2010 at 16:30:04
LadyNTramp Fan, Good job and glad to see that the Flash Player installed and is working. Thanks for posting back with the solution as it will help others who may run into the same problem..

Tufenuf


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#13
October 21, 2010 at 09:48:23
i had same issue as you .. i had 10.041 and tried to go to 10.1 (the latest)

instead i updated to 10.056 which worked.

Then i updated to 10.1 which worked.


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