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    I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on one machine and I am having continual problem with Adobe Flash Player or lack thereof. Almost every site I visit ask to load Flash Player or Active X. Both Flash Player and Shockwave Player are clearly indicated as being installed in Control Panel. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Flash Player at least a dozen times trying to find a cure. I have no problems on my 32-bit machines. Any ideas?

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    Are you using IE 64bit? Try using IE 32bit and the players should work.

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    Hello Donald A. & Donald S. and welcome to the Lounge!

    Donald A., if you are using the 64 bit version of IE, the reason you cannot get the plug-ins to work is that most plug-ins have been written in 32 bit and we are still waiting for availability of 64 bit plug-ins for popular web browsers.
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    To quote from the HP Forum (the link here: h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Operating-systems-and-software/Adobe-Flash-Player/m-p/225713#M17610
    "Web sites and software are still catching up to 64bit, so until there is better compatibility out there, use the non-64bit version of Internet Explorer for sites that require Flash.



    Click Start > All Programs > towards the top of the list will be two versions of IE. Select the one that doesn't have 64bit next to it."

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    Thanks for the inputs. Yes, I am aware that there are two versions of IE 8 but it happens with the 32-bit version also. This is not an issue with drivers; it only occurs with Adobe Flash Player and Active-X. There was no problem when I was running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Aldridge View Post
    Thanks for the inputs. Yes, I am aware that there are two versions of IE 8 but it happens with the 32-bit version also. This is not an issue with drivers; it only occurs with Adobe Flash Player and Active-X. There was no problem when I was running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
    Have you tried using the Flash uninstaller at How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control?

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    I had not. I just ran it; we will see if that does the trick. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Snyder View Post
    Are you using IE 64bit? Try using IE 32bit and the players should work.
    I hope they never come up with a 64 bit flash. I am more than happy to ignore the promps in IE 8 64 bit,
    a matter of pride really. The 32 bit browser works well enough with flash whenever I need it.

    I could take up a considerable amount of time ranting about this horrid, but unfortunately usefull thing
    that Adobe can't seem to get right.
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    might also be handy to install Firefox 3.6 and then re-run the Shockwave Installer to make sure the plug-in is added to all browsers. There is a non-IE Flash installer for FF which will have to be added when FF is closed.

    All the add-ons can be found here: http://www.filehippo.com/software/internet/ (always remember to enable the NO BETA filter when on this site)

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