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Windows 7: 64 bit flash player


13 Dec 2009   #1

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64 bit flash player

hey friends i am using windows 7 64 bit on my laptop ...


it came with a internet explorer 8 64 bit .. and i cant get flash player for that ..

is there any flash player for 64 bit OS ? to browse applications in facebook



or which browser do u advise with 64 bit support ?


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13 Dec 2009   #2

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately there is no current support for 64bit Flash for Windows, it's currently being worked on, so if you need to use flash, use the 32 bit version of IE8, or download another browser like FireFox or Google Chrome.
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13 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The default browser in 7 is the 32bit IE. You actually have to browse the Program Files not Program Files(x86) folder to the Internet Explorer sub folder there and create a new shortcut for the iexplorer.exe file to run the 64bit version.

The Adobe TechNote page explaining this and also pointing out the upcoming Flash Player 10.1 is seen at Flash Player support on 64-bit operating systems

The prerelease of 10.1 however is available at Adobe Labs - Downloads: Flash Player 10.1 Note the warning notice seen there first.

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Important: All users should uninstall any currently installed Flash Player before installing the latest prerelease.
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13 Dec 2009   #4

 

They dont have a pre-release version for windows yet. The only one i've seen is for linux.

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/f...r10/64bit.html
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13 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There is the pre release of Flash 10.1 for Windows, but it does not have any 64 bit support. Adobe says they will have support included sometime in a version after 10.1. But who knows if it's true or not.

Adobe Releases Flash Player 10.1 And AIR 2.0
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13 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

They offer support for the other OSs named there but even on the 64bit 7 at present the 64bit version of IE sits idle in it's program folder until you look for it in Start>All Programs right above the 32bit. The 32bit is the one that comes pinned to the taskbar there.

There is one method used for the 64bit IE 7 in Vista in an old 2008 article to consider since it might also work to see Flash on 7 as well. Get Flash Working on 64-bit browsers - [OC]ModShop

FlashUtil10c.exe in 7 is the file to set to run as admin there according to that.
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13 Dec 2009   #7

 

They've been promising a 64 bit plugin since when? It's got to be more than four years now... I wouldn't hold your breath - it's likely to happen around the same time as Microsoft goes fully open source...
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13 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Four or so years would be starting off with XP Pro 64 there being the first 64bit Windows back in 2005. But long before even the media picked up on Adobe's slowness or reluctance? on this. This is one 2008 quote that will make you laugh!

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That article was last updated on February 8, 2008, nearly six months ago. Not even a “we’re still working on it.” With the increased popularity of 64-bit Windows, someone needs to light a fire under the Flash development team.
Update 23-July 1:30PM: A commenter suggests that Flash 10 will eventually offer 64-bit support. Maybe, but that support is certainly not there today. I just downloaded and installed the latest (July 2008) Beta 2 build of Flash 10. It doesn’t work with either IE7 x64 or a compiled 64-bit experimental build of Firefox 3.
The title on the article fits the bill as well. Dear Adobe, can we please have a 64-bit Flash player? | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com
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13 Dec 2009   #9

 

Truth is Adobe get no additional revenue from development of a 64bit version of their Flash Player, but if they put their heads behind forcing people to buy ever-greater builds of Acrobat Professional they do make revenue.

I believe it's really that simple...
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08 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Truth is Adobe get no additional revenue from development of a 64bit version of their Flash Player, but if they put their heads behind forcing people to buy ever-greater builds of Acrobat Professional they do make revenue.

I believe it's really that simple...
Thats becoming less and less true with the release of 64bit systems with IE8 64bit being standard.
True we can all use 64bit browsers but there is in fact a difference in speed when using the 64bit browsers verses the 32bit when comparing similar browsers.

The scream is getting louder and louder and they risk losing their format. People would rather have speed 99% of the time rather than have to use two browsers just for the 1% of the time they need flash.

16bit stuff is a thing of the past and 32bit is not too far behind.

But I think your right in the respect that when dealing with open source browsers, there is little monetary return for them to support them in the name of being free.

Whats wrong with they psychology is one says, "they need to pay for our services as we don't do this for free", the other operates like Google and says "the customers get it for free so we become a standard in every home and every workplace and the money will come from ads and subscribers to flash content".

They just need to think a little bigger out of the box.

There is a lot of competition for the desktop out there and all of them would like their palms greased.... only the ones who came some way "become the standard" will flush out the others.

Flash will not become the standard holding back on an opportunity thats only going to go up and grow.

64bit is going no where, except to 128bit!

Sounds like too much old blood at the top if they can't think a little bigger than 32 bit!

Competition will prevail.. if they can't meet the need, someone else will.
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