Go to the Adobe web site and install the latest Flash Player and see if that fixes your problem. I don't have an answer to your last question.
The default settings are that you receive email reminders once a day (they are sent at 1am EST). You can change this in the options: http://www.techsupportforum.com/profile.php?do=editoptionsOn a side issue, I am not getting instant email messages when there is a response to my threads. Do I have something set wrong?
As far as I know 64-bit IE is there simply to provoke development in those 64-bit add-ons, because why else would Adobe bother developing for a platform that does not exist yet? (Firefox and Chrome are currently only released in 32-bit)Will Flash Player come in a 64-bit version soon?
We are actively working on the release of a native 64-bit Flash Player for the desktop, and we will provide native support for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux 64-bit platforms in an upcoming major release of Flash Player.