About a month ago, my Flash player stopped working in IE, but it’s still
working in Google and Firefox. When I’m using IE and I need Flash player, my
error message states I need a newer version. When I try to update, Adobe
advises that I already have a newer version than the latest one on their site.
Do you have any suggestions that can help me figure this out? I’ve done a
number of troubleshooting efforts and none have worked.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #53, I look at Flash problems in Internet Explorer and possible
ways to fix it.
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Well, aside from simply sticking with Google and Firefox, the only thing
that really comes to mind would be to completely uninstall all versions of
Look in Control Panel – Add/Remove
programs (or Programs if you’re using Windows 7.)
Look for Flash, uninstall all them all; uninstall them all completely.
Consider even grabbing a copy of Revo Uninstaller and making sure that they’re thoroughly
and completely uninstalled.
Then go back to IE first and have it try to automatically install Adobe
Flash. It may work.
If not, to be honest, I think things get too complicated and I really, at
that point, would start relying on Chrome and Firefox as much possible for
anything that requires Flash.
Yea, something’s kind of screwed up in IE. There’s certainly no easy way to
File Checker: You could certainly try running the system file checker.
Repair: I don’t think that this is worth it – but you could
probably try a repair install of Windows.
That’s about what it’s going to take. But ultimately, I think, with so many
alternatives available (in the form of Chrome and Firefox)… that it’s an
easier approach to take. That will be the one I recommend.