ever since I installed the latest Internet Explorer (8) Adobe Flash Player wont work at all. For example - On sites such as : www.allsp.net and www.explosm.net - any video that requires flash wont play, and comes up with a small image in the top left hand corner of a few colourful shapes.
What can I do? I dont know how to uninstall INX 8, and I really want flash to work.
I have tried re-installing it, but it just says " save file" and not install, or run.
Suggestions please? I also tried it using the Firefox browser, same problem.
It is amazing how so many answers to this problem on Web fora are wrong. People giving advice should test it first.
Anyway, I found the answer in an obscure posting: it's a security bug. One can argue whether it is Microsoft's fault or Adobe's fault, but I wish they'd fix it already. Weird how days are passing and no fix has been pushed to the users.
Anyway, Microsoft changed the way that certain packages are signed with security certificates. Adobe didn't get the word, and continued to sign their releases in the same old way. The result is that current Internet Explorer browsers, versions 7 and 8, report an error for any website running Flash, and refuse to download the latest version. That is why System Restore, a drastic measure, can work. There is no fix that the user can apply. Changing user Security settings won't work. The only workaround is to switch to another browser. ANY other kind of browser.
I followed these steps and it works right after that:
1. To change your security level:
Open Internet Explorer.
Choose Tools > Internet Options.
Select the Security tab.
Select Custom Level.
Find the section "ActiveX controls and plug-ins".
Set ' Download Signed ActiveX Controls' to Prompt.
Set 'Run ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins' to Enable.
Download and unzip Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip.
I just had a couple of days when I couldn't watch videos and programs I have been watching for the past two months. IT WOULD TELL ME THAT I NEEDED ADOBE FLASH PLAYER 9. When I would install 9, I'd get 10, and still the videos would behave the same. JUST NOW I found a site WHERE SOMEONE ASKED after having installed Adobe Flash Player plug-in what to do because still having the problem (same thing). SOMEONE ANSWERED TO OPEN INTERNET OPTIONS (Click Tools arrow right of screen, s/b last on the drop down list), click Programs tab, click Manage Add-ons, Click Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer, then in the drop down, see whether Shock Wave player is enabled or disabled (enable it).
When I enabled Shockwave, RESULTS!!!! Hope this helps.
Very annoying and frustrating, and the problem persists in spite of all above suggestions, and regardless of browser. To see videos in Facebook, on websites, etc.. you have to upgrade to the newest Flash player, but if you use the latest Flash player, (well, a lot of us at least) you can't watch videos in Youtube. Adobe, where are you? I hope they come up with a fix for his.
First I went to add/remove programs and checked the 'show updates' box. I then removed the two ie8 updates and then removed ie8 itself. (But don't restart yet.)
I then located the security update for XP numbered KB973346 which is the ActiveX killbits patch and removed it.
Then I restarted the computer.
I'd now reverted back to ie6 but you might go back to ie7 in which case I would remove that as well.
Next I clicked on 'Windows Updates' in the start menu and selected 'custom updates'. In the 'Priority Updates' list I selected ONLY the ie8 update and proceeded to install it. During installation I was asked if I wanted to install some other ie8 updates; I said no by unchecking the box. The installation completed and I restarted my computer.
Oh yes, and then I installed all the other updates and everything still works.
I think that one of the updates 'sees' the installation of the ActiveX update which necessitates writing changes to the registry as an attempt to change the way that web content is viewed and interprets that as a security violation before causing the operation to be cancelled.
By installing ie8 without the updates first and then installing ActiveX, the registry changes have already been written by the time the updates (which are installed after) have been put in charge of security.
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.
I can't believe the continued silence from both Microsoft and Adobe. These large companies love making money but seem to hate fixing their bugs. They're like an addict who cannot accomplish the first step: admit they have a problem. They probably can't reproduce the problem because they use expensive, top-of-the-line computers and software. No Home Editions and Open Source or freeware on their test systems, I bet. I finally solved my problem by uninstalling IE8 and then installing IE7, then reinstalling the two special Flash Players for IE and Firefox hidden on the Adobe website (Firefox works better for me in general, but I have to use IE to test my Web programs).
I'm sorry I have no solution for the many folks who cannot get Flash working again with any browser. I wish that these two big companies would show some interest in fixing their products.
Hi, Same Adobe problem on installing Internet Explorer 8.and have gone back to 7. BUT I did find that if I right clicked on the link to a pdf document and then left clicked on 'Save target as' I will then find the pdf saved in 'Shared Doduments' and could open it from there. Might be worth a try for others. 8 is so much faster than 7 but they need to iron our the creases. Another think I found annoying was that if you clicked on the Home icon it didn't open another page, to do that you had to click on the little new tab and then sellect Google search.....need I go on!