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

10 Dec 2014   #1
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Why is Adobe flash checker page still showing older version.

Someone here left me this pages link to check if i had the latest flash player and to my surprise this page still shows the older version .

Any reasons why?

Thanks


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10 Dec 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure what pages your referring to but you can check your version of flash here :/
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html?promoid=ISMRY
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10 Dec 2014   #3
jonnyhillow

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

Oops sorry , i forgot to post screenshot . What i would like is a page i could go to thats tells me what the current version is . I have no issues knowing what i have installed .

I use Opera by the way.

Thanks again


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10 Dec 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

This is the one: https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

You should use that link for every browser you have since a Flash player is browser specific.

If you're referring to Adobe Flash Player's automatic update service, note that it can take several days or even a week before it's updated. And it only updates Flash for the default browser (at least on my system). So I always update Flash manually for my browsers.
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10 Dec 2014   #5
jonnyhillow

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

Thank you very much , thats what i'm looking for.
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10 Dec 2014   #6
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
This is the one: https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

You should use that link for every browser you have since a Flash player is browser specific.

If you're referring to Adobe Flash Player's automatic update service, note that it can take several days or even a week before it's updated. And it only updates Flash for the default browser (at least on my system). So I always update Flash manually for my browsers.
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.
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10 Dec 2014   #7
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
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.
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10 Dec 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Ha yep well you can go to Adobe directly or simply look at this thread
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10 Dec 2014   #9
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
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.
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11 Dec 2014   #10
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
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.
That's how I "update" Flash every month. There's no auto update option during install. In Windows Control Panel - Flash Player, I've allowed Adobe to install updates but when it does it's only for the default browser.

Update: I searched and found a related issue at Adobe forums where it's explained that the auto updater should update both players just as you describe. So something must be wrong with Flash auto update on my system.

Thanks for helping me figure that out
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