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Issues with Windows 8.1 & Flash Player

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    Issues with Windows 8.1 & Flash Player


    Ever since I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 811 Iíve been having issues with the Flash Player. When I go on websites it says that I need to upgrade my Flash player. When I try to upgrade my Flash Player I get directed to this website, Flash Player Issues | Windows 8. I think that I donít have a Flash Player installed on my computer, but it wonít let me install a Flash Player on my computer either Iíve dealt with at least 5 to 6 different techs from Microsoft Answer Desk ALL who tried to repair this issue, but gotten nowhere. A) I donít know if whether I do Ėor- do not have a Flash Player on my computer, B) if I do have a Flash Player on my computer I donít know/how to find out when version I have, & C) if I have a Flash Player on my computer I donít know if itís enable or disabled? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    For IE, the flash player is installed via Windows Updates. For any other browsers (Firefox, Chrome etc...) you'll need to install it manually.

    1. For IE, run windows updates
    2. For any other browsers. Download Uninstall Flash Player | Windows
      Then run.
    3. Download Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player
      NOTE: Make sure you uncheck the optional offer to install McAfee
    4. Close all browsers and run the flash installer
    5. When done, Open the browser and check if flash installed successfully
      Find version


    Good luck
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    Does your flash player work ?


    As stated by topgun, flash player in Win 8 and 8.1 is part of the OS and is updated by Windows updates.

    Recommend you do not click on any update for flash player. If you have, run a scan on your computer and reset IE.

    Internet Options/Advanced/Reset/Delete Personal Settings
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