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How to update Flash for Internet Explorer

  1. #1


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    How to update Flash for Internet Explorer


    If anyone is interested, I made a short tutorial on updating Flash for Internet Explorer:

    surface pro internet explorer... please help!

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  2. #2


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    Win 8 64-bit


    Maybe I'm missing something, but why go that route rather than just update through Windows Update?
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something, but why go that route rather than just update through Windows Update?
    It's just one way to do it.

    Can you get IE updated on demand from Windows Update ?
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  4. #4


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    Win 8 64-bit


    Ah, OK.

    Yes you can, just go to Control Panel > Windows Update > Check for Updates. The Flash Player update should be listed there, unless it's already installed itself automatically.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Well, my IE 11 had an older version of Flash installed.

    This is after numerous updates from Windows Update.

    Other updates were installed but nothing for IE 11.
    Namely Flash.

    I used my tutorial & Flash was updated.

    This link should update Flash on IE:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Link...51&clcid=0x409

    I'll click the link after I post to see if it works on its' own & post back.
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    The link is a direct download of the update msu file:

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    I already installed it so I got this message:

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    So, for ease of updating IE Flash, I suggest using the link.

    It wouldn't hurt to update Shockwave while you are at it.
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  7. #7


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Mine updated itself on the 5th of this month through Windows Update, I've just been to look.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    Mine updated itself on the 5th of this month through Windows Update, I've just been to look.
    Mine never has.

    Do you have Flash version 12.0.0.44 ?

    Mine was really old before I used the Flash updater in my post.
    Therefore, I concluded IE was not being updated through Windows Update.

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  9. #9


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    64-bit Windows 10


    This is what mine showed up as for the last Flash update for IE.

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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    This is what mine showed up as for the last Flash update for IE.

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    Here is what mine shows.
    I used the msu link on 2/5/14.
    The update says 2/5/14.

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    A dilemma.

    Was it Windows Update or me.?
    {Reminds me of an old TV commercial}

    Either way, one can always use the Flash update method to find out if a new version of Flash is available for IE or any other browser.
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