The only way I have managed to successfully get flash player to work on IE8 every time is to right-click on the explorer icon, then select "Run as administrator".........or use Firefox.
When I access my email Inbox through Windows Live Messenger, any emails with a link that may require Flash Player won't work, because I am not in Administrator Mode - even though I am an Administrator on my PC!
I think it has something to do with the UAC setting, as when I open IE using Administrator, the Internet | Protected Mode is Off. Any one any ideas on what should ideally be set?
Also, I have tried the "uninstalling Flash" method, etc, previously, but nothing has ever worked.
My OS is Vista Home Premium.