Unable to install Macromedia Flash in IE

By ABAMOTO ยท 8 replies
Sep 13, 2005
  1. For some reason, I am unable to install Macromedia Flash in IE. I already enabled all the cookies and Active Control X options as well as lowering my IE security.

    What is going on? However, the flash works fine in my Firefox browser...
  2. Mister

    Mister TS Rookie

    Flash Player

    I'm having the same problem. Able to use Firefox but can not view any thing with I. Explorer. All I get is a red box with an X.

    I've reinstalled windows XP and still have the same problem.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606


    So you are installing it by the online process.

    Try to download offline installer and close all browsers and install it.

    Adobe Flash Player
  4. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Are you actually being prompted to install the player? Where is it falling over?

    The flash player object could be corrupt.

    Try deleting it:

    Tools, Internet Options
    Settings (under browsing history)
    View Objects

    That will take you to C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files

    Find any Macromedia objects, right click and remove them.

    Then reinstall either from activex install or standalone install as amagnien says.
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Flash Player is already install but does not work on Internet Explorer. Also what version of Internet Explorer do you have ABAMOTO and Mister?
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You should first go into Add/Remove Programs (if XP) and remove it.

    Then reboot.

    Then go to the download site and be patient - it takes some time for the process to finally show the successful download graphics.
  7. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    I agree with you CCT but if you uninstall it and install it on the old Internet Explorer it will still not work.
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I have done it several times succesfully. Perhaps I missed something here.
  9. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Ok, No i'm just asking that because me I already done the same with the default Internet Explorer of Windows XP and the recent Flash Player does not work on it.
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