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May 10, 2012 12:25:31 AM

My parents ask me why the adobe flash player wasn't working right because I have to install over and over again I need to figure out why won't it work. I think that the OS is corrupt and needs to be reinstalled what do you guys thinks?
May 19, 2012 11:46:14 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
It may be a corrupt flash installation. Follow the directions on this site to download the official flash uninstaller and use it to uninstall flash. Reinstall and you should be good.

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-...


That did thee trick, but now I can't watch some of the videos YouTube via firefox.
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May 21, 2012 12:06:49 PM

I don't know what to tell you there. Perhaps those videos use an older version of flash that isn't compatible. Did you have all your broswers closed when you uninstalled/reinstalled flash? Also, what is your default browser as I think the flash browser plugin may only get installed to your default browser.
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May 30, 2012 3:25:28 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
I don't know what to tell you there. Perhaps those videos use an older version of flash that isn't compatible. Did you have all your broswers closed when you uninstalled/reinstalled flash? Also, what is your default browser as I think the flash browser plugin may only get installed to your default browser.


Sorry about the last reply just be busy with stuff, anyway my default browser is Firefox I may have uninstall then reinstall it for it to work right?
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May 30, 2012 5:32:33 PM

If you already tried the uninstaller above, you shouldn't need to do it again, but doing so won't harm anything. To make sure it's installed correctly, open firefox and in the URL bar type in about: plugins and it will show your installed plugins. make sure the current version of flash is installed.

NOTE: Don't use a space between the colon and the word "plugins". I only put a space in so it won't show up as this smiley. :p 
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May 31, 2012 2:38:15 AM

You need to uninstall all versions of flash and not have any web browsers open. Then just re-install flash by downloading the new version of adobe flash player from adobe.com (using your current firefox). Once downloaded, close any open web browsers or programs and install new adobe flash.
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July 12, 2012 7:12:31 PM

Like I said before Windows is corrupt do I need a clean boot?
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July 12, 2012 7:29:52 PM

What makes you think windows is corrupt? Windows has nothing to do with flash. If windows was corrupt, I'd expect blue screens or the OS having trouble starting, shutting down, or launching programs. if your browser works as expected other than flash not working, then the problem is either the browser or flash. If you have to keep installing flash, I'd try reinstalling your browser or scan for malware.
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July 14, 2012 11:58:42 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
What makes you think windows is corrupt? Windows has nothing to do with flash. If windows was corrupt, I'd expect blue screens or the OS having trouble starting, shutting down, or launching programs. if your browser works as expected other than flash not working, then the problem is either the browser or flash. If you have to keep installing flash, I'd try reinstalling your browser or scan for malware.


Ok I'll check then I'll let you know what happened.
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