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10 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 and Flash Player

I just installed a copy of Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit on a new build. I'm also running IE 9. I'm having a devil of a time getting Flash Player to run. It shows in ADD/REMOVE programs, but whenever I click on a video it says I need to install Flash Player.
I've read alot about the problem, but I have not found a definitive answer..

HELP!!

BTW, are there any substitute programs to take the place of Flash Player?

Thanks..


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10 Nov 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello BlacknTan and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible you might have had a damaged or corrupt install of Adobe Flash. Sometimes those things happen for no apparent reason. Suggest you use the official Adobe Flash uninstaller and follow the instructions exactly. Once you've verified Flash has been completely removed, try installing a fresh copy. Don't forget to uncheck any unwanted add-ons like browsers, toolbars, etc.

Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player
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10 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the prompt attention and help. I followed your advice to the letter, but the same problem persists.
Anything else I can try??
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10 Nov 2012   #4

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Possible that Adobe Flash needs to be enabled.

Adobe Community: Enabling Flash Player in Internet Explorer 9

Or ActiveX filtering needs to be disabled.

Adobe Community: ActiveX Filtering in Internet Explorer 9

Also might want to run full anti-malware scans as viruses, etc can affect Flash.
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10 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ahhhhhh... I had ActiveX enabled... I'll try again.. And thanks!
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10 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've got it!!!

Thanks for all your help... I appreciate it very much!

But, shouldn't the ActiveX Filter be enabled all the time?

Thanks again... You've been a great help!

Addendum...

I see it now. If the blue circle with the slash mark appears, just click on it to turn off and I'm good.. I'm only 3 days on Windows 7 coming from XP. I like 7 with IE9, but it's different, and there will be growing pains. But, it's coming along...

Thanks once again!
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10 Nov 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlacknTan View Post
I've got it!!!

Thanks for all your help... I appreciate it very much!

But, shouldn't the ActiveX Filter be enabled all the time?

Thanks again... You've been a great help!

Addendum...

I see it now. If the blue circle with the slash mark appears, just click on it to turn off and I'm good.. I'm only 3 days on Windows 7 coming from XP. I like 7 with IE9, but it's different, and there will be growing pains. But, it's coming along...

Thanks once again!
That's great news. Glad you got it sorted out. Yeah, there's a learning curve but 7 is a great OS.
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