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Windows 7: FLASH- 64bit problem

07 Mar 2010   #1
earlyadopter

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium (desktop), Win 7 32 bit Home Premium(Notebook) (3user pack).
 
 
FLASH- 64bit problem

Hi folks.
I ran RC7100 64bit with FireFox 32bit. It ran fine. Installed Home Premium 64bit, installed FireFox again and it ran once, then said could not find Internet, and I have ADSL. Only IE 64bit would find net. No 32bit web browser would work-I tried them all. So now am stuck with either IE 64bit or Namoroka which is FireFox 64bit, which also works.
Cannot watch any video, even news clips from TV stations, cause of non working Flash and Java.
Question: could firewall be preventing Flash or Java download, or is it simply poor written drivers?
I now wait for Adobe to get off their arses, same as I waited for Canon.


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07 Mar 2010   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's an interesting switch from what I saw with the old dsl setip here before changing ISPs and still needing to replace the new ISP's modem with my own to see 64bit support! Typically the flavor of the OS and drivers will determine if you get online not the browser itself.

Try different Network & Sharing settings and set the connection to Home not Work or Public. Generally that seems to connect right away when first putting on a clean copy of Windows. Also check under "Network Adapters" in the device manager to see what you see there.
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08 Mar 2010   #3
jeffreykpry

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
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.

Quote:
Important: All users should uninstall any currently installed Flash Player before installing the latest prerelease.



That's not entirely true as Windows puts the 64 bit in the program menu under the start bar by default. It lists both versions.
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08 Mar 2010   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeffreykpry View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
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.

Quote:
Important: All users should uninstall any currently installed Flash Player before installing the latest prerelease.
That's not entirely true as Windows puts the 64 bit in the program menu under the start bar by default. It lists both versions.
That was Adobe's doing there! Another drawback while the 10.1 beta is now available for download is it being for the x86 platform only at this time. Adobe Labs - Downloads: Flash Player 10.1

They do have a 64bit 10 version for Linux but not for Windows quite yet seen at Adobe Labs - Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux
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