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Problem getting flash player to enable

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    Problem getting flash player to enable


    I am running win 8.1 with ie11 I have tried most of the stuff in google search but cannot get my adobe flash player to respond. I will go to play a vid on Facebook or whatever and it says I need flash player the ensuing test says its installed I have checked that active x is as it should be, but no success whatever...Any idea's. It doesn't appear in the add on section
    Regards iknownuffin70, my name says it all.

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    It doesn't appear in the add on section
    Not listed as Shockwave Flash Object ?


    Click the gear icon in top right corner of IE11

    - Click Manage Add-ons

    - Verify that Shockwave Flash Object is enabled.


    If that does not work, reset IE 11.

    - Click gear icon

    - Click Internet Options - Advanced - Reset
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    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    It doesn't appear in the add on section
    Not listed as Shockwave Flash Object ?


    Click the gear icon in top right corner of IE11

    - Click Manage Add-ons

    - Verify that Shockwave Flash Object is enabled.


    If that does not work, reset IE 11.

    - Click gear icon

    - Click Internet Options - Advanced - Reset
    Thanks for the info I tried all of the suggestions but shockwave does not appear in the add on section although my system has it.
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    Flash is integrated in IE 11, it updates with windows update, do you have all new updates ?
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    As stated by Mike, verify you have the latest Windows update for Flash. You stated you reset IE 11. Do the same again and select the option "Delete Personal Settings" Also, have you did a malware scan with your AV?






    Did you try a System Restore ?

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

    Last resort is to refresh Win 8.1.


    Settings - Change PC Settings -Update and Recovery - Refresh
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    system restore


    At another post I mentioned that ie11 is not responding and so cannot employ your suggestion at thuis time...Thanks for the input though iknownuffin70

    PS Yes I also tried system restore, sfc / scannow etc.
    Last edited by iknownuffin70; 06 Nov 2014 at 23:57. Reason: added info
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