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

12 Dec 2014   #21
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Flash Player IE11

It was anounced a while ago the windows updates would be taking care of flash player in IE11.

Here's my screenshot:

Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.-flash-player.jpg

Note: IE11 is kept disabled and flash player for IE is not installed.

Warning: Don't use the software shown in the screenshot as it will attempt to install OpenCandy unless you know how to block it!




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12 Dec 2014   #22
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Callender,

Do you have a link for that information? What you have is not the official flash plug-in updater. Here is a screen shot of adobe flash plug-in control that located in the windows 7 control panel. I am thinking that the Adobe flash plug-in updates via windows update on systems using windows 7 maybe country specific.


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12 Dec 2014   #23
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
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
In Win 7 I uninstalled Flash Player ActiveX in Control Panel/Programs and Features.
That removed the IE11 Flash Object add-on, and Flash content does not play.

In Win 8.1 I never installed Flash Player ActiveX (listed in Control Panel/Programs and Features).
IE11 has the Flash Object add-on and Flash content does play.

If you're interested, I tried to grab everything in a single screen print per OS and highlight...

Win 7 IE11 Flash
Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.-w7ie11flash.png

Win 8.1 IE11 Flash
Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.-w8ie11flash.png


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12 Dec 2014   #24
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Maybe something has changed I'm not at all willing to download ie11 to check again :/
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13 Dec 2014   #25
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Flash Player via windows updates?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Callender,

Do you have a link for that information? What you have is not the official flash plug-in updater. Here is a screen shot of adobe flash plug-in control that located in the windows 7 control panel. I am thinking that the Adobe flash plug-in updates via windows update on systems using windows 7 maybe country specific.
Here's a link:

Microsoft-Launches-Adobe-Flash-Player-Update-for-Internet-Explorer

Here's my screenshot so that you can compare it with yours:

Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.-flash-player-settings-manager.jpg

It's the only version of flash player that I have installed:

Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.-secunia-psi.jpg


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13 Dec 2014   #26
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

@Callender
Weird...
Your screen prints show different versions...
screen print one shows version 16.0.0.235
screen print two shows version 15.0.0.239

Personally I don't believe Flash is or ever has been built into Windows 7.
In Win 8.1 Flash Updates for IE are done in Windows Updates.
In Win 7 Flash Updates for IE are done using Adobe Flash Player Updates.

Here is an MSDN FAQ snip about this...
Source: Internet Explorer 11 - FAQ for IT Pros

Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.-w7ie11flash-02.png

If I'm wrong, I'd like to know...
I help some folks (friends and family) keep updated and secure as best I can ...


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13 Dec 2014   #27
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
@Callender
Weird...
Your screen prints show different versions...
screen print one shows version 16.0.0.235
screen print two shows version 15.0.0.239

Personally I don't believe Flash is or ever has been built into Windows 7.
In Win 8.1 Flash Updates for IE are done in Windows Updates.
In Win 7 Flash Updates for IE are done using Adobe Flash Player Updates.

Here is an MSDN FAQ snip about this...
Source: Internet Explorer 11 - FAQ for IT Pros

Attachment 343010

If I'm wrong, I'd like to know...
I help some folks (friends and family) keep updated and secure as best I can ...
Well spotted! Thanks for your informative posts. It seems that I'd updated flash player to the latest version but currently everything is showing 16.0.0.235 is installed. I'm not sure how that happened but I'm going to run the removal tool and install the latest version. I don't know how that happened but yesterday I had a windows update problem that's been fixed now - but saw my machine reboot with the "Windows is reverting changes" message. I don't see how that could have rolled back flash player though!

I had been reading about flash player updates for IE11 delivered by windows updates but now see that this applies to Windows 8 and not to Windows 7. Since IE11 is disabled on my machine it wasn't something that I'd checked personally!

Thanks.

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13 Dec 2014   #28
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

@DavidE

I do remember Windows update started showing flash updates for windows xp when Abode was Macromedia, then Microsoft stop doing it for awhile. Then Microsoft started back up with windows 8.x
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