Adobe Flash Player trouble - Internet EXP 8

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- Apr 1, 2009 at 09:10 AM
 buck51 - Jul 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM
ever since I installed the latest Internet Explorer (8) Adobe Flash Player wont work at all. For example - On sites such as : and - 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.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium.

One day last week I was using with no problems and I could wath cany video that I wanted.

The next day I tried to use youtube and every video that I tried to watch just came up with the message.......

"Hello, either you have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player"

I have checked my Java settings and they seem to be fine and I have tried to install adobe flashe player but it doesn't install properly, I have tried to do it from several different sites and noe seem to work.

More often than not I get directied to the adobe site tech note page and it goes on about 64bit and 32bit players.

I feel like I am goin round and round in circles and im getting more annoyed each time.
There is not a security problem. If you use IE8 and after install Java and Adobe Flash Player the Youtube flash videos do not work you have disabled the Shockwave Flash Object Add-On. Bottom in IE8 you have an icon "Manage Add-Ons" with a red circle and doubleclick it or go to TOOLS->Manage Add-Ons, select Shockwave Flash Object and enable it. Close the box and refresh your page with Youtube videos. That's all folks... Let your security level Default in Internet Options and do not customize the settings.
javascript dropdown menu its working in mogzilla and crome but its not working in ie why ?

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I already installed the adobe flash player 10 to view videos, why doesnt it work
It's probably damaged, go to start, control panel, internet options, settings,view objects and look in there, if it's damaged then update it by right clicking on it.
Step 1

Most of the time, the problem is with your antivirus or antispyware. In fact, incorrect settings in your antivirus and antispyware create problems not only with Internet Explorer but any browser or application requiring data transmission over a network. To check if they are the cause, turn them off. Close all open windows of Internet Explorer 8, and open a fresh one. Use this Internet Explorer window to browse ONLY secure sites. If it works fine, the problem is with your antivirus or antispyware software. You can isolate the problem by turning them off one at a time and seeing which one is causing problem. You may then fix it by updating or reinstalling the antivirus or antispyware program or even by replacing the one creating problem. But, if your Internet Explorer still causes problems, check out step 2.

Step 2

Add-ons or plug-ins are either added manually or are added with the installation of any application such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Some are default. A corrupt add-in may also cause an Internet Explorer freeze. To check this, right click on the icon of Internet Explorer, and select the option Run without Add-ons. If Internet Explorer begins working properly, one or more of the add-ons are corrupt, and you should follow the method mentioned in the next paragraph to fix the issue. If it is not working properly even with add-ons disabled, you may proceed to step 3.

To locate the plug-in creating problem, start Internet Explorer normally again and disable all plug-ins (see the NOTE and Image in the first section). Enable each plug-in--one by one--after browsing for some time with each plug-in. You can isolate the plug-in causing the problem as Internet Explorer 8 hangs as soon as you enable the corrupt plug-in. Click on the Disable or Remove button after selecting the plug-in in the Manage Add-ons window to fix the problem.

Step 3

There is high possibility that one of the processes on your machine is conflicting with the functioning of Internet Explorer. To check this, you will have to test your Internet Explorer in a clean boot environment"". The link also explains how to isolate the process interfering that causes Internet Explorer 8 to freeze. If your problem is not fixed, you will have to go for a reset as mentioned in the next step.

Step 4

Resetting Internet Explorer restores the browser to the state when it was first installed. The first section of the article Troubleshooting and Reinstalling Internet Explorer in Windows XP explains how to reset Internet Explorer 8. If the browser works fine after resetting Internet Explorer, your problem is fixed. Otherwise you will have to re-register all components of Internet Explorer 8"". If the problem disappears after re-registering all components, you are done with troubleshooting Internet Explorer 8. If the Internet Explorer 8 freeze appears again, the final resort is to reinstall Internet Explorer 8.

A proper reinstall of Internet Explorer 8 should fix the problem when Internet Explorer 8 hangs frequently. If the problem still persists, you will need expert help. You may either call a local expert technician or contact the MS Help and Support Center to repair Internet Explorer 8.

Tip: An Internet Explorer 8 freeze may also occur when you open too many tabs. Try to keep the number of tabs in Internet Explorer to five or less. If you need more, it is better to open a new window of Internet Explorer instead of more tabs in the same window. Internet Explorer hangs even when you use several Internet Explorer tabs depending upon the machine and the number of active processes.
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I'm not entirely certain what you're talking about. I am trying to use Flash PLayer 10. That is the latest version availanle from Adobe. And I am running this on a 32bit system (Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit).
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you take your bellend out and WASH IT!coon
just here to help!!!
Apr 17, 2010 at 03:11 PM
Lisen guys I am reading a lot of problems so follow the steps:


2.go to downloads and select GET FLASH PLAYER

3.then click on Agree and install now

4.the download should start

5.enjoy flash videos and games!!!!! (Works for Chrome Opera Mozila and IE!!!)