Solved why do i get errors when installing latest adobe flashplayer

April 7, 2016 at 14:32:23
Specs: windows xp home 32 bit, 1 gig
I Just installed windows XP home [32 bit] but can't install latest flash-player. I keep getting an error window titled, "Error Report Contents" with the following information:

Exception Information
Windows NT 5.1 Build: 2600
CPU Vendor Code: 68747541 - 69746E65 - 444D4163
CPU Version: 00000681 CPU Feature Code: 0383FBFF

Module 1
flashplayer21_ha_install(3).exe
Image Base: 0x00400000 Image Size: 0x00000000
Checksum: 0x00131E83 Time Stamp: 0x056e65a69

Also shows:
The following files will be included in this error report:
C:\DICYNE~\USERXP~1\Temp\497c_appcompat.txt

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April 9, 2016 at 06:30:14
For which browser are you trying to install flash & where are you downloading it from? The (3) in the filename suggests that you've downloaded it 3 times, if that's correct, why have you downloaded it so many times?

Since you have XP, do you have Service Pack 3 installed? Are all Windows Updates up-to-date? If not, that is where you should start. Also, you should NOT be using Internet Explorer anymore. XP only supports up to IE8; the current version for newer Windows versions is IE11. IE8 is outdated & a security risk...many sites no longer support it & the list is going to continue to grow. Switch to Firefox or Chrome. And when you download flashplayer, make sure you're getting the proper version for the browser you're using. If you're using Firefox, you should download the update from Firefox...if you're using Chrome, download the update from Chrome.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Install CCleaner-Slim & use it regularly to clear out internet garbage, to clean the registry, & to manage your startup programs:

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...

In a nutshell:

- make sure XP is fully updated
- abandon Internet Explorer except for Windows Updates
- install Firefox or Chrome
- download flash directly from Adobe using the browser the update is intended for
- run CCleaner regularly

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#1
April 8, 2016 at 00:36:33
GenuineIntel-00000681-0383fbff Pentium III cA2, 0.18um, 256KB

Does not a Pentium 4 make?

You need a pentum 4 in order to use Flash's SSE2 instructions. Current Flash versions just won't work with your CPU, you'll have to use win98 flash versions or upgrade the CPU to pentium 4 as a minimum. There does seem to be a workaround for Linux

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r68...

Lee


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April 8, 2016 at 07:04:36
Thank you i will try a older version of flash which one would you suggest? Also should i stay with the version i get to work and not update it.

Davidw

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#3
April 8, 2016 at 14:46:36
General rule of thumb... "if it an't broke, don't fix it".

If what you have is working OK - leave t be...


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#4
April 8, 2016 at 16:08:01
" i will try a older version of flash which one would you suggest?"

You will need to try, until you find one that works. If updating causes a failure, you go back to an older version.
http://www.oldapps.com/flash_player...


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April 9, 2016 at 06:30:14
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For which browser are you trying to install flash & where are you downloading it from? The (3) in the filename suggests that you've downloaded it 3 times, if that's correct, why have you downloaded it so many times?

Since you have XP, do you have Service Pack 3 installed? Are all Windows Updates up-to-date? If not, that is where you should start. Also, you should NOT be using Internet Explorer anymore. XP only supports up to IE8; the current version for newer Windows versions is IE11. IE8 is outdated & a security risk...many sites no longer support it & the list is going to continue to grow. Switch to Firefox or Chrome. And when you download flashplayer, make sure you're getting the proper version for the browser you're using. If you're using Firefox, you should download the update from Firefox...if you're using Chrome, download the update from Chrome.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Install CCleaner-Slim & use it regularly to clear out internet garbage, to clean the registry, & to manage your startup programs:

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/b...

In a nutshell:

- make sure XP is fully updated
- abandon Internet Explorer except for Windows Updates
- install Firefox or Chrome
- download flash directly from Adobe using the browser the update is intended for
- run CCleaner regularly

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#6
April 9, 2016 at 07:27:04
I am using firefox latest version found out i was trying the version for ie now that i have the correct version for firefox everything is ok .thank you

Davidw


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#7
April 9, 2016 at 11:12:33
That's a most curious response.

It indicates that firefox is using Linux workaround to bypass the need of the SSE2 functions.

A little more in depth reading at the accidental site I stumbled across before show that linux is using firefox for that. And you actually have a Windows version of Flash installed.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....

Lee


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