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Windows 7: no 64bit flash player, 32bit IE crashes...

16 Dec 2009   #1
scott0999

xp sp3 32bit
 
 
no 64bit flash player, 32bit IE crashes...

running win7 home 64bit

problem is theres no 64-bit version of adobe flash player. so I started using the 32-bit version of IE so I can use flash. every now and then it says "internet explorer has stopped working" ect.. says its checking for a solution to the problem and no solution exists of course

so anyway its prolly because its the 32-bit version and they didnt bother testing it enough on the 64 bit OS.

anyone else experiencing this?


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16 Dec 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scott,

The 64-bit Windows 7 comes with a 32-bit and 64-bit IE8, with the 32-bit IE8 as the default one to be used. It's hard to say without seeing the entire error code details, but when you get this error it's usually caused by a bad IE add-on that was installed, or a noncompatible outdated website. You might see if resetting Internet Explorer back to default may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Dec 2009   #3
tasker

windows 7
 
 

Hi folks 1st post be gentle

i too have problems with flash crashing me out of firefox and ie, any site using it crashes when i try to go back a page or close out the window.

i am using 32 bit on an acer laptop and 64 bit on my desktop.

never happened on xp, has only started happening since 7 was installed.

i have followed the guidelines from numerous sites including here, re-installed browsers, flash, tried beta 10.1 versions and re installed the os from scratch.

nothing, still crashes especially on the 64 bit and to be honest its getting very very annoying as no one seems to have a definitive answer but everyone knows its happening. heres hoping
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18 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tasker View Post
Hi folks 1st post be gentle

i too have problems with flash crashing me out of firefox and ie, any site using it crashes when i try to go back a page or close out the window.

i am using 32 bit on an acer laptop and 64 bit on my desktop.

never happened on xp, has only started happening since 7 was installed.

i have followed the guidelines from numerous sites including here, re-installed browsers, flash, tried beta 10.1 versions and re installed the os from scratch.

nothing, still crashes especially on the 64 bit and to be honest its getting very very annoying as no one seems to have a definitive answer but everyone knows its happening. heres hoping
Im sorry, but it seems that Firefox and Flash have a known issue. I think the best solution is to use IE. In any event this is what I found.



Why can't they fix the Flash/Firefox bug? | Webware - CNET
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21 Dec 2009   #5
MissKat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tasker View Post
Hi folks 1st post be gentle

i too have problems with flash crashing me out of firefox and ie, any site using it crashes when i try to go back a page or close out the window.

i am using 32 bit on an acer laptop and 64 bit on my desktop.

never happened on xp, has only started happening since 7 was installed.

i have followed the guidelines from numerous sites including here, re-installed browsers, flash, tried beta 10.1 versions and re installed the os from scratch.

nothing, still crashes especially on the 64 bit and to be honest its getting very very annoying as no one seems to have a definitive answer but everyone knows its happening. heres hoping
I'm having the same problem. I went from vista 32bit to win 7 32bit and now win 7 64bit. Since I made the last change I've has such a hard time with flash player. Any web page with flash will make IE and fire fox crash....and there are a lot of web pages with flash. I've done the damn guideline crap but still nothing. I went to school (only for a year, none the less) for this and I can't think of anything. Even my friends who are computer techs have no idea.

I don't want to have to wait for SP1.

Should I go back to 32bit?
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21 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MissKat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tasker View Post
Hi folks 1st post be gentle

i too have problems with flash crashing me out of firefox and ie, any site using it crashes when i try to go back a page or close out the window.

i am using 32 bit on an acer laptop and 64 bit on my desktop.

never happened on xp, has only started happening since 7 was installed.

i have followed the guidelines from numerous sites including here, re-installed browsers, flash, tried beta 10.1 versions and re installed the os from scratch.

nothing, still crashes especially on the 64 bit and to be honest its getting very very annoying as no one seems to have a definitive answer but everyone knows its happening. heres hoping
I'm having the same problem. I went from vista 32bit to win 7 32bit and now win 7 64bit. Since I made the last change I've has such a hard time with flash player. Any web page with flash will make IE and fire fox crash....and there are a lot of web pages with flash. I've done the damn guideline crap but still nothing. I went to school (only for a year, none the less) for this and I can't think of anything. Even my friends who are computer techs have no idea.

I don't want to have to wait for SP1.

Should I go back to 32bit?
There is no one, except yourself, that can answer that question. If it were me and I were not happy with 64 bit, I would definately switch back. You read the above posts, you know how you feel when your are having problems with 64 bit. Remember, it is not a life long commitment. Switch now if it makes you happy, then switch back when the situation changes.
If you read the entire thread, you will see the problem seems to be with IE 64 bit. All 64 bit OS, come equipped with both 32 and 64 versions of IE.
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23 Dec 2009   #7
liquidaim

windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

All,

I had this problem and the solution is to turn off hardware acceleration of flash.

when playing a flash video, right-click on the video and go to settings.

un-click the box that says "hardware acceleration"

Please spread the word on other forums.
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24 Dec 2009   #8
scott0999

xp sp3 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by liquidaim View Post
All,

I had this problem and the solution is to turn off hardware acceleration of flash.

when playing a flash video, right-click on the video and go to settings.

un-click the box that says "hardware acceleration"

Please spread the word on other forums.
I will give that a try. if that fixes it, maybe the issue is with flash and the new version of DirectX in Win7

I never bothered to notice if the page had flash in it when it was crashing. it seems to happen just closing out of the browser
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24 Dec 2009   #9
ddeen

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I get the same crashes in IE, "IE has stopped working", it has happened on Win7 32 and 64 bit installations so it is not a cause of the 64 bit version of 7. Mine usually crashes when I open mail.live.com so if it is caused by a poorly coded website, Microsoft is to blame. I don't have any IE add-ons installed except flash, and I don't think that is the cause as flash never caused any crashes with IE7 or 8 on Vista. It was only when I went to Win7 that the crashes started. This was also prevalent in the Beta releases of Win 7 for me. I just try to use Firefox most of the time, and will do so until 64 bit flash comes out, then I'll try 64 bit IE.
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25 Dec 2009   #10
scott0999

xp sp3 32bit
 
 

I turned off the hardware acceleration with no luck. I too have no IE add-ons or anything. I try and keep things simple.

hope they fix this soon
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