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Windows 7: Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.

11 Dec 2014   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The best way to keep flash up to date is to not install it


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11 Dec 2014   #12
jonnyhillow

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

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That strange, when I did use auto updates, it did it all expect Google chrome browser. That updated by Google not Adobe. I had some issues with auto-updates effecting playing of video, so I disabled all auto updates.
Yes, Chrome is an exception. Maybe it depends on what browser is default. If you have for example Firefox as default but you also have Opera, a Flash update will appear to also have updated Opera which isn't true because they share the same Flash Player. In my case I had IE as default and it never auto-updated the Flash player for Firefox/Opera. Only the Active-X version for IE.

Please describe what browsers you have and which one is default so we can figure this out. It would be terrible if the way it works on my system is the standard method. That would explain why some people have sometimes several year old Flash Players in non-default browsers.


I know the issue you may have now.
You need to download one from Adobe from firefox, install it. Then you need to download Adobe from Internet explorer and then install it. Make sure both you chose auto update. Auto updates should work from them on and it should update Opera as well. Now, if you change it never update, you will need to do the above each time you want a new version.

I asked all about which one to download a few weeks back and was told I DON'T need both , i just need the one for the browser i use .
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12 Dec 2014   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep well I might of already said this but Internet explorer 11 has flash built in so there is nothing to download except for windows updates
ie10 really does not need flash at all except on some really old websites/ youtube not included which does not require flash player at all.
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12 Dec 2014   #14
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Yes, Chrome is an exception. Maybe it depends on what browser is default. If you have for example Firefox as default but you also have Opera, a Flash update will appear to also have updated Opera which isn't true because they share the same Flash Player. In my case I had IE as default and it never auto-updated the Flash player for Firefox/Opera. Only the Active-X version for IE.

Please describe what browsers you have and which one is default so we can figure this out. It would be terrible if the way it works on my system is the standard method. That would explain why some people have sometimes several year old Flash Players in non-default browsers.


I know the issue you may have now.
You need to download one from Adobe from firefox, install it. Then you need to download Adobe from Internet explorer and then install it. Make sure both you chose auto update. Auto updates should work from them on and it should update Opera as well. Now, if you change it never update, you will need to do the above each time you want a new version.

I asked all about which one to download a few weeks back and was told I DON'T need both , i just need the one for the browser i use .
That's correct. But in this example we were talking about my PC and I have 2 different Flash players. It was just a continued discussion from your initial question. Sometimes that happens and it can be confusing
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12 Dec 2014   #15
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep well I might of already said this but Internet explorer 11 has flash built in so there is nothing to download except for windows updates
ie10 really does not need flash at all except on some really old websites/ youtube not included which does not require flash player at all.
Hmm, Since when does Internet Explorer have flash built in? I think you are confusing that with Google Chrome. Google Chrome does that, when you choose to update it or chose automatic update. Windows Updates does not do flash update they did way in the past when it was Macromedia but not since it changed to Adobe. I update manually. For Internet Explorer 32 bit, I download the update manually from Internet explorer at the Adobe website and then install. For SeaMonkey & Firefox. I download it from SeaMonkey from the Adobe website & then I install it, then it will update all Mozilla plugin compatible browsers.
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12 Dec 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Since ie11
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12 Dec 2014   #17
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Since ie11
Strange, never included on my windows 7 system. I have done a clean install. Also, I never seen Adobe flash listed in windows 7 updates, even when Adobe issues updates. However, since I have UAC disabled, I am using the 32 bit version of Internet Explorer. I don't know if that would make any difference. There is a 64 bit flash that can be installed.


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12 Dec 2014   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Go to Manage add-ons/ show all add-ons on the bottom left column,
Toolbars and extensions,
Flash object I believe it's still called,

The only place the version for ie11 is shown is in the control panel it's not listed in uninstall a program,
Since other browser use the same basic version of flash it might be confusing unless you uninstall what ever flash player that does show up in uninstall a program,
If you do remove anything in there ie11 will still show flash object in manage add-ons and in the control panel,
It can not be easily uninstalled in ie11,
Pretty much why I don't use ie11
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12 Dec 2014   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I thought Flash was built into IE in Windows 8.x only (and probably WTP)

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12 Dec 2014   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Active x is not install on either it's a separate add-on,
I'm just talking about flash object not the active x plugin,
But yes ie11 in win-7 is also built in but just the flash object or basic flash player,
Thank Adobe for the confusion about the plug in/ active x and basic flash object
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