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Flash Player 8 will not install

Knit2Purl2

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Virginia
#1
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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Spd2Last

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#2
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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Knit2Purl2

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Virginia
#3
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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Spd2Last

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#4
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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System One

  • CPU
    E6750 @ 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5K-e/Wifi-AP
    Memory
    4x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY 8800GT @ 675/1675/950
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 220WM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD SATA II
    500GB Seagate SATA II
    PSU
    700W OCZ GameXStream
    Case
    Cooler Master Centurion 5
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Internet Speed
    ~3Mb

Knit2Purl2

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Virginia
#5
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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Spd2Last

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Miami, FL
#6
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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System One

  • CPU
    E6750 @ 3.2GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P5K-e/Wifi-AP
    Memory
    4x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    PNY 8800GT @ 675/1675/950
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 220WM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD SATA II
    500GB Seagate SATA II
    PSU
    700W OCZ GameXStream
    Case
    Cooler Master Centurion 5
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Internet Speed
    ~3Mb
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#7
hey i had the same problem,for some reason no matter how much i clicked download nothing happened:mad: so I lowered the security setting for the download then browsed for flash9 downloaded it from a different patch:D. 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:party:

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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