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Personal computer HELP request
Personal question | April 10, 2014 | Self

Posted on 04/10/2014 6:07:40 AM PDT by BobNative

Recently I could not get my copy of Adobe FlashPlayer to work.

I have tried to reload it a couple of times, with NO success.

I am on a Windows based system. Any suggestions???

Many, many THANKS for your help!


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: adobe; adobeflashplayer; chat; flashplayer; vanity

1 posted on 04/10/2014 6:07:40 AM PDT by BobNative
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To: BobNative

Any recent Flash player updates or windows updates? You might try to reset your computer to a time when Flash was working.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 6:09:47 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BobNative

make sure that you close your browser (all of them) after installing the plugin.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT by j_guru
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To: BobNative; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ...

4 posted on 04/10/2014 6:10:26 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: BobNative

Go to Control Panel and Un-install it. Then try downloading the latest version. I recall the same thing happening to me a while back. It took me several tries............


5 posted on 04/10/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: BobNative

Did you uninstall the old copy first?


6 posted on 04/10/2014 6:15:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BobNative

IBTARYLIC

(In Before The Are You Logged In comments)


7 posted on 04/10/2014 6:15:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Red Badger

Agreed, except do a restart after un-installing, and before re-installing, to sort of clear all the gremlins.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 6:15:52 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: BobNative

Run Anti-Virus scan AND MalwareBytes scan too


9 posted on 04/10/2014 6:16:22 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: BobNative

Have you tried turning it off and on again?


10 posted on 04/10/2014 6:16:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BobNative

Use their uninstaller.
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

Then install a new copy of Flash.
You can either try their main page for Flash or get a direct copy.

Main: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

(Released 4/8/2014) Flash Player 13.0.0.182 (148.88 MB)
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html


11 posted on 04/10/2014 6:17:04 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: afsnco; BobNative

I also suggest downloading the free version of CCleaner and Glary Utilities to help clear out the registry..........

http://www.glarysoft.com/

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner


12 posted on 04/10/2014 6:20:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: dfwgator
Have you tried turning it off and on again?

DAMN YOU!
13 posted on 04/10/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BobNative
.. In before the "get a mac" crowd ...


14 posted on 04/10/2014 6:37:54 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

LMAO.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 6:41:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BobNative

I had something similar happen and eventually I had to uninstall and reinstall my browsers. Something broke during an upgrade.


16 posted on 04/10/2014 6:55:13 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: smokingfrog

Darn you.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 6:57:00 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: smokingfrog
~snort~


18 posted on 04/10/2014 7:07:58 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: BobNative

I had a Win 7 32 bit machine that experienced the same issue - nothing I would do would allow it to work. I finally decided to bite the bullet and reinstalled Win 7 in the 64 bit configuration which I had been putting off because I did not know where all the software program disks were. NOW EVERYTHING IS GREAT and I added more RAM (which I could not do under 32 bit configuration - well I could add more than 4Gb but Win will not recognize it).


19 posted on 04/10/2014 7:25:39 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: BobNative

I had a Win 7 32 bit machine that experienced the same issue - nothing I would do would allow it to work. I finally decided to bite the bullet and reinstalled Win 7 in the 64 bit configuration which I had been putting off because I did not know where all the software program disks were. NOW EVERYTHING IS GREAT and I added more RAM (which I could not do under 32 bit configuration - well I could add more than 4Gb but Win will not recognize it).


20 posted on 04/10/2014 7:25:53 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: BobNative

Browser?

There is a Firefox, etc., version and an IE version.

You might have the wrong version for your browser.

Also, I found I had to uninstall the previous version of Adobe Flash. There are ‘free’ uninstallers online (check Google).


21 posted on 04/10/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: BobNative

What problems are you having?
Is the problem at a particular web site?


22 posted on 04/10/2014 8:07:05 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: BobNative
What browser are you using? Sometimes the browser plugins don't re-enable after an install. That being said, your best bet is to first download a cleanup utility such as CCleaner by Piriform. Also download the latest Flash installer from Adobe.

Install CCleaner. Then uninstall all of your Adobe Flash entries in 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and Features,' depending on your Windows OS. Once uninstalled, run CCleaner and let it clean your disk AND do the registry.

Reboot

When your system is back online, run the Flash installer. When complete, reboot one more time, and try again. You should be back in business.

23 posted on 04/10/2014 8:14:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: BobNative

Flash has more bugs than an anthill.

Google “flash player unresponsive”.


24 posted on 04/10/2014 8:19:35 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: BobNative
I had this same problem with Flash 13 (I use a MacBook Pro). Would not work and the web forums were no help. Finally uninstalled Flash 13.0 and went back and installed 11.0. Now both Firefox and Safari work fine.

Adobe Flash 13.0 has some serious bug; I would delete it until they resolve their problems.

25 posted on 04/10/2014 8:24:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: BobNative

could be a hardware problem ... perhaps a loose nut behind the keyboard


26 posted on 04/10/2014 8:33:20 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: BobNative

I ran into this problem about a week ago. Uninstalling and reinstalling did not do it.
I finally had success when I ran the Windows Restore utility and picked a restore point before the problem occurred.


27 posted on 04/10/2014 8:42:15 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: BobNative

Buy a Mac instead. You won’t have near as many problems as MS Windows OS and they are much easier to use.


28 posted on 04/10/2014 8:32:29 PM PDT by HotHunt
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