Solved trick to installing adobe flash player for IE8 in Windows XP

April 27, 2013 at 20:21:26
Specs: Windows XP, 1.794 GHz / 1370 GB Ram

Youtube will work fine with Mozilla Firefox for me but when trying to use IE 8 that is loaded on the same computer, I keep downloading Adobe's Flash file from Adobe and running it to install but it doesn't seem to work.

Is it possible to have flash working for all types of browsers on one computer so that Youtube can be viewed on any browser on the one computer?

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April 28, 2013 at 00:43:58
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The problem with IE and Flash is that IE loads the Flash Player in a different way compared to all the other browsers. IE loads Flash as an ActiveX control, whereas Firefox & Chrome load it as a simple plugin.

When you download the Flash Player it should install both the ActiveX and the Plugin version at the same time. Try using IE to download it as it could be a browser recognition problem on the Adobe website.

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May 29, 2013 at 18:43:15
If I uninstall and then manually remove any folder found on the partition then use IE 8 to install, which for some reason I need to download more than once for the installation package to install, then goto YouTube with FireFox I get a prompt in its window to install the appropriate Adobe plug in.

Could it be because of the version of XP I am using?


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