Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

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  • 1. Flash player wont download!!!
    I've tried everything to get flash player re-loaded on my computer..I used to have it and accidentally deleted it a while back..I've did the whole uninstall process and all that. Done the security settings under the tools option on the internet. I can get it to start downloading and it either kicks me off or tries to download for 30 min and never does...HELP!!! i'm about to throw my computer out the window!
  • 2. Flash Player 9 inlcude a Standalone Plaer?
    This continues to be a point of confusion for me... if I install Flash Player 9 do I get a player that works in IE and freestanding? Is there a different player I need for freestanding playing? Internet Explorer seems to come standard with Flash player but the freestanding player seems to be something more. Or am I confused? Various searches have not answered my question. Thanks for your help! Thanks for your help!

Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby theopenworld » Sat, 17 Feb 2007 21:10:34 GMT

Hi all,
 I installed Windows Vista Ultimate last weekend, and like many I found that 
the flash player did not work on many sites including YouTube etc.

 Well, the good news is I think I have the fix that many of you have been 
looking for:

 I navigated my way to:

 [b]C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash[/b]

 Then right clicked over both 'Flash9b.ocx' and 'FlashUtil9b.exe', and chose 
properties.

 In properties choose the 'security' tab > Click on the 'everyone' account, and 
the button called 'edit' and then tick the box called 'allow full control' and 
also choose your own Windows local account name.

 Once you have done this for both files run the FlashUtil9b.exe and it should 
install and update and tell you to restart. Do so and you should find that 
YouTube and other sites that use flash now work.

 Let me know how you get on.


Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby BelleCow500 » Sat, 17 Feb 2007 22:57:52 GMT

Wow, it FINALLY WORKS!  Thanks a bunch!  Now the question is: how in the world did you figure that out??

Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby theopenworld » Sat, 17 Feb 2007 23:30:50 GMT

I am an IT technician by profession, and I was getting so frustrated by it. So 
I sat down this morning and just tackled it.

 Delighted to hear that I have solved for you. Why in the world Adobe hasn't is 
beyond me! It would be polite if they wrote and thanked me!!! ;-)


Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby NebMex » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 13:41:22 GMT

 As many others in this forum, I too had problems installing Flash Player. 
Really ticked me off since I was restricted from viewing some of my websites 
using Vista. Your suggestion really helped me out! Thanks a lot theopenworld! 
You should be working for Adobe!


Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby theopenworld » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 20:02:40 GMT

Delighted to hear NebMex that my solution has worked for you too! Now lets spread the word for us Vista users.

Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby mjb1206 » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 01:15:56 GMT

theopenworld,

 Just thought I would drop you a quick note, saying thank you for your 
discovered fix to everyone's problem mentioned in this thread.  I appreciate 
you sharing this with all of us!!!

 Matt


Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby theopenworld » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 01:43:41 GMT

Thanks Matt for your thanks. Pleased to hear it worked for you too.

Daniel

Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby Chachi8 » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:08:29 GMT

Just to be safe, assign the files their original security settings after you 
restart.  It looks like the OCX permissions are automatically reset after 
reboot, but check to make sure.

 Alternatively, you can simply:  

 Right-click C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9b.exe
 Select "Run as Administrator" and install the update
 Restart your computer

 This way, there's no need to mess with file security permissions.

 Another alternative is to use Firefox under Vista. :grin;:beer;


Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby Futebol-arte » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:12:44 GMT

Great fix Daniel, here's a slightly easier way to go about it.

 Vista (32bit) go to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed folder

 Vista(64bit) go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed folder

 open the folder and right click on FlashUtil9b.exe, then left click run as 
administrator. The flash player installer should now start and once it 
completes, flash player should work fine and appear on the uninstall or change 
program list.

 This issue is related to how Windows Vista's security features prevent 
applications from changing registry settings (even if you are logged in as an 
administrator) you must explicitly allow programs to make certain changes to 
the registry.


Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby trollins7 » Wed, 21 Feb 2007 06:52:47 GMT

I am having troubling finding where to begin. If anyone can help thank you very much.

Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby kfoncree » Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:38:50 GMT

Thanks for the quick fix. This was the 3rd hit when I went a-searchin!  I to work in IT and I'm sure we'll see a lot more of this as we go along. Good job!     :)

Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby theopenworld » Thu, 22 Feb 2007 01:42:57 GMT

[q][i]Originally posted by: [b][b]trollins7[/b][/b][/i]
 I am having trouble finding where to begin.I cannot seem to find the Windows 
system. I just need a little guidance. If anyone can help thank you very 
much.[/q]

 Go To start > Computer > C: Drive and follow the rest as stated above. That 
should get you on your way.



Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby theopenworld » Thu, 22 Feb 2007 02:55:43 GMT

[q][i]Originally posted by: [b][b]kfoncree[/b][/b][/i]
 Thanks for the quick fix. This was the 3rd hit when I went a-searchin!  I to 
work in IT and I'm sure we'll see a lot more of this as we go along. Good job!  
   :)[/q]

 I am sure we will kfoncree.


Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby Donskyky » Thu, 22 Feb 2007 08:17:44 GMT

:sun;  Thank you so much for the fix,because I would have never solved it in a 1,000 years.I am a novice in the computer world and just plug along the best I can.

Re: Flash Player and Windows Vista Fix

Postby Tuckers_Kahuna » Thu, 22 Feb 2007 20:06:18 GMT

YOU RULE THEOPENWORLD!  

I was also getting very frustrated with this today.  Thanks for the legwork!

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