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    Internet Explorer 11.x and Flash Player problem

    Hi

    I installed and activated Windows 8.1 Update Enterprise 64-bit.

    Its Internet Explorer 11.x is 32-bit or 64-bit because I noticed that this Windows has already integrated Flash Player 32-bit?

    Also, I noticed that if I open the Flash Player applet into an Administators account and if I open its Advanced tab, the update options are disabled. How come?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    I installed and activated Windows 8.1 Update Enterprise 64-bit.

    Its Internet Explorer 11.x is 32-bit or 64-bit because I noticed that this Windows has already integrated Flash Player 32-bit?
    IE11 on the desktop only uses 64-bit tabs if "Enable Enhanced Protected Mode" and "Enable 64-bit processes for Enhanced Protected Mode" are checked at Internet Options, Advanced, Security: Understanding Enhanced Protected Mode

    The embedded Flash Player on Windows 8 is both 32-bit and 64-bit, as seen at IE, Tools, Manage add-ons, Microsoft Windows Third Party Application Component, Shockwave Flash Object.


    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    Also, I noticed that if I open the Flash Player applet into an Administators account and if I open its Advanced tab, the update options are disabled. How come?
    Flash Player updates for Windows 8 are delivered by Windows Update, so selection of "Allow Adobe to install updates" is inappropriate: Flash in Windows 8


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    Just a note - I've assumed that the Windows Update flash player updates are for IE only.
    At work we have a Win8.1U1 PC with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari also installed and will sometimes see Adobe prompting to update.
    Any thoughts on this?

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    The Flash updates through Windows Update are for IE only. If you have other browsers installed then a notification from Adobe is appropriate as they must be serviced separately.

    NOTE: Flash player is included in Chrome. It is updated in a manner similar to Flash in IE. See Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

    Joe

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