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Windows 7: Error loading the flash player - How to fix?

04 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Error loading the flash player - How to fix?

So I recently reinstalled a version of windows 7 ultimate onto my computer and I have been reinstalling all my old software and when I went to use a flash based program (non-browser) it gave me the error. I have since then downloaded all types of Flash available but I cannot seem to fix this. Any suggestions?

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04 Mar 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

Welcome to our forum SKane.

It could be helpful if you let the good folks here know exactly what programs need to use flash player.
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04 Mar 2016   #3
Empire Software

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit & Windows 10 Professional 32-bit

Adobe Flash is a huge security risk. What program are you using that requires flash player? Is there an alternative that you know of?
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05 Mar 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you Ladyback Bear for the welcome.

As far as to what program, it is called Carbon and is a client to play an online MMORPG game.

Empire Software.
While I'm aware that Adobe Flash Player is a security risk, the aforementioned client program requires it. Yes there are.variations of it, it itself is a variation, but they all use Flash Player as does the game. The browser flash works but the program's won't.

The pop-up error box is titled "SWFKit Player" and the description is "Failed to load the Adobe Flash Player".

I have downloaded the following Adobe programs:
Shockwave Player 12.2
Flash Player 20 NPAPI
Flash Player 20 PPAPI
Creative Cloud.
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05 Mar 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

I'm not a gamer but the information you posted should help those that do game understand things better. The better they understand the better they can help.
Just hang in there.
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06 Mar 2016   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

No idea of what exact game is or the exact requirements (you have to check with its documentation to be sure), but if I have to do a blind shot I would try the ActiveX (used by Internet Explorer among others programs) flavor of Flash instead of NPAPI or PPAPI. ActiveX is used by a wide variety of programs, not just browsers while NPAPI is pretty much a standard for browser plugins and nothing else.
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