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Adobe Flash has stopped working (again)

By learninmypc
Apr 9, 2014
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,310   +238

    Since the harddrive on this laptop is sooo small (100 gb's) I've decided to use a flashdrive to store music/pics on. I already have multiple backups anyhow.. :)
     
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  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,850   +184

    Well that is good to know. Plus makes it easier if you decide to do a factory reinstall.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,310   +238

    Yes,very true :)
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,310   +238

    @misor , since I've had no issues(problems) "so far", would it be ok to delete the other acct.? :)









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  5. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    If you have backed important files/folders/licenses under the old user, then you can delete it now.

    be sure that the preferred account you are using now is an administrator account and not the restricted/ordinary user account.

    under windows vista/7/8.x, only administrator accounts can install/uninstall/modify any file.

    an ordinary account can only install/uninstall some programs and may require administrator privilege even as simple as updating adobe flash (under windows xp, at least).

    some program licenses are hidden under the user account that installed it.
    ( I can't remember a giveawayoftheday startup tweak program I used many years ago in which the license code is hidden under windows 8 folder C:\Users\usernamehere\AppData and similar location under windows 7/vista)
    edit: the program I previously forgot is wirekeys. the program author's website is no longer accessible.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
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  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,310   +238

    Ok & thanks :)
     
    misor likes this.


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