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Windows 7: Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player

22 Apr 2015   #831
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I've also never had to uninstall before updating.
I have seen in some cases where the downloaded exe would not update, and found it was caused by some type of security permission.
Copying the exe to a different folder and running from there worked for me.
This is with the exe's downloaded from the standalone page.


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22 Apr 2015   #832
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I've always uninstalled and just re-downloaded flash and bit cleaner.

But since flash is for the most part unneeded I leave it uninstalled modern browsers don't need it in most cases.
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22 Apr 2015   #833
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Copying the exe to a different folder and running from there worked for me.
That worked with the latest update. I normally put the exe in a seperate programs update folder where I have all rights. Thats the same on my WinXP computer.

Updates are normally about 17Kb but some are only 1.5Kb and they download the files to install.

I tried to install this on my WinXP and it said I needed to uninstall it first, stupid app.
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22 Apr 2015   #834
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I have multi-boot / multi-user PC's ...
I never figured out WHY it has problems sometimes ...
If you or anyone does, let me know
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22 Apr 2015   #835
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I usually uninstall with the Adobe official Flash removal tool , reboot and then reinstall . My computer doesn't seem to update automatically while my Fathers does , same AV and settings on both.


I also notice Flash is not needed in most cases , in Opera plug ins it's often disabled and i see no difference.
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22 Apr 2015   #836
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well my personal preference has always been to fully remove flash player (all versions for all browsers) by running the dedicated removal tool. Sometimes it does indeed leave files behind and I then run a script to remove them. Then I install the versions that I need after a reboot. It been that way for me since this used to happen:

Update your Flash player now--and do it right - CNET

I see lots of people experiencing problems with flash video playback after just applying countless flash player updates - never bothering to clean install it. Sooner or later something stops working. Also the advice is to close all programs that are using Flash Player before updating or removing it. If that's not done it causes problems with files that need to be deleted or replaced not being deleted or replaced.

Just my opinion.
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22 Apr 2015   #837
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Care to reveal your script to remove all traces of Flash , appreciate it.
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22 Apr 2015   #838
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Well my personal preference has always been to fully remove flash player (all versions for all browsers) by running the dedicated removal tool. Sometimes it does indeed leave files behind and I then run a script to remove them. Then I install the versions that I need after a reboot. It been that way for me since this used to happen:

Update your Flash player now--and do it right - CNET

I see lots of people experiencing problems with flash video playback after just applying countless flash player updates - never bothering to clean install it. Sooner or later something stops working. Also the advice is to close all programs that are using Flash Player before updating or removing it. If that's not done it causes problems with files that need to be deleted or replaced not being deleted or replaced.

Just my opinion.
That's also what i experienced few years ago before i realized i was doing that wrong. Now i carefully remove the all Flash player before any updates/versions.
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22 Apr 2015   #839
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Flash Player removal script

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post
Care to reveal your script to remove all traces of Flash , appreciate it.
Well after running the dedicated removal tool from Adobe I run other software (UVK) and run a UVK script. I don't know if that helps but here's the script:

Code:
<UVKCommandsScript>
 <SDelete>

C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash
%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
%appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player

######## End of UVK - Fix List. ########
Explanation:

<SDelete> removes any files or folders below that line by force deleting them avoiding the recycle bin. If there's anything that can't be deleted it's force deleted on the next boot.
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22 Apr 2015   #840
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you very much for providing the script , now i will work on defining what a UVK is .
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