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    Flash Player 8 will not install

    I bought this computer four days ago and I can not get flash player 8 to install. Do I need to take it to Geek Squad or can I fix it myself. I love to watch tv shows at ABC.com

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    Re: Flash Player 8 will not install

    Hi Knit and welcome to the forums,

    Why download Flash 8? Here's the link to the newer Flash 9: Adobe Flash Player 9

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    Re: Flash Player 8 will not install

    Thank you for the information about Flash Player 9. I clicked on the link and I once again received the same message in the Information Bar: "Internet Explorer blocked this site from using an ActiveX control in an unsafe manner. As a result, this page may not display correctly."

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do next?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Flash Player 8 will not install

    Have you changed the security settings in your Internet Explorer and have you tried clicking the Information Bar to see if there's an option to load it anyway?

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    Re: Flash Player 8 will not install

    I will have to play with the security settings tomorrow. Clicking on the Information Bar is pointless......I click on install anyways but it refuses to install. Will lowering the security settings cause me to suddenly be over run with viruses and miscellaneous junk.?

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    Re: Flash Player 8 will not install

    Not sure about that last question since I don't use Internet Explorer (IE). An excellent alternative to using IE is Mozilla Firefox. It's very secure and very customizable with many different themes and addons, plus you can use Flash without any problem.

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    Re: Flash Player 8 will not install

    hey i had the same problem,for some reason no matter how much i clicked download nothing happened so I lowered the security setting for the download then browsed for flash9 downloaded it from a different patch. then reset my securtiy settings to it's recomended setting.andthe site i got it from was:
    Download Flash Player 9 (Complete Standalone Installer) - free download of the full Flash Player installer

    Quote Originally Posted by Knit2Purl2 View Post
    I will have to play with the security settings tomorrow. Clicking on the Information Bar is pointless......I click on install anyways but it refuses to install. Will lowering the security settings cause me to suddenly be over run with viruses and miscellaneous junk.?

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