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I have read the articles on getting flashplayer to work on Vista and yet still it doesn't appear to function properly.

My partner has Vista home premium; we installed flashplayer as he wanted to listen to some music on play.com.

After installing flashplayer, still the "play arrow" did not appear on the music he wanted to listen to.

I went into system 32, macromed, and right clicked on the flash icon; run as administrator, it updated, I restarted.

Still it didn't work.

I changed privileges to run as administrator. I changed the user security settings, uninstalling and re-installing flash as suggested, restarting etc.

Despite all of this it still will not work - and yes, I installed the latest flashplayer; checked on the adobe site to make sure I'd done everything correctly etc..

Any more tips would be gratefully appreciated!
 

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I'm having Adobe problems too. My flash player ceased to work a few days ago so I deleted it and tried to reinstall it again, but now when ever I get in to Adobe, any page, the whole thing freeze up and I can only get out through Windows Task manager. The same goes for Adobe reader. So I can't ask them for help. What can be going on?
 

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I have read the articles on getting flashplayer to work on Vista and yet still it doesn't appear to function properly.

My partner has Vista home premium; we installed flashplayer as he wanted to listen to some music on play.com.

After installing flashplayer, still the "play arrow" did not appear on the music he wanted to listen to.

I went into system 32, macromed, and right clicked on the flash icon; run as administrator, it updated, I restarted.

Still it didn't work.

I changed privileges to run as administrator. I changed the user security settings, uninstalling and re-installing flash as suggested, restarting etc.

Despite all of this it still will not work - and yes, I installed the latest flashplayer; checked on the adobe site to make sure I'd done everything correctly etc..

Any more tips would be gratefully appreciated!
If that still doesn't work, try this:

1. Go to your IE then select Tools> Internet Options
2. Choose Programs tab and click on Manage add-ons button
3. Check the status of "Shockwave Flash object" is enabled. If not, just highlight it then choose Enable radio button at the bottom.
4. Click OK and close IE and try it.
 

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If that still doesn't work, try this:

1. Go to your IE then select Tools> Internet Options
2. Choose Programs tab and click on Manage add-ons button
3. Check the status of "Shockwave Flash object" is enabled. If not, just highlight it then choose Enable radio button at the bottom.
4. Click OK and close IE and try it.
Done that as well! I can't think of anything I haven't tried - and yes, I have followed all the steps as suggested as well; uninstalled flash, run a clean up to clearup residual parts of the program, restarted, etc etc...

The interesting thing is that at least play.com *will* play the videos; just not the music files (there is no "play" arrow, just a big red spot).

On my xp laptop it all works as it should, so it's def something to do with Vista's extra security settings.... no wonder it's so resource hungry as an OS!
 

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I'm having Adobe problems too. My flash player ceased to work a few days ago so I deleted it and tried to reinstall it again, but now when ever I get in to Adobe, any page, the whole thing freeze up and I can only get out through Windows Task manager. The same goes for Adobe reader. So I can't ask them for help. What can be going on?
Yesterday I read in an article that mentioned similar problems being caused by running IE7 Pro with a setting set to ban Flash. I managed to find that and removed the offending tick. Then today I came across a magazine online - one that flips pages - and that said something along the lines, You don't appear to have Adobe Flash Player. Please click here. I did - and it didn't just take me to Adobe, but instead did the whole download for me! Wonderful! All is well... my problems are solved!
 

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Yesterday I read in an article that mentioned similar problems being caused by running IE7 Pro with a setting set to ban Flash. I managed to find that and removed the offending tick. Then today I came across a magazine online - one that flips pages - and that said something along the lines, You don't appear to have Adobe Flash Player. Please click here. I did - and it didn't just take me to Adobe, but instead did the whole download for me! Wonderful! All is well... my problems are solved!
 

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Oh...Oh... I spoke too soon. Yes, I did manage to download Adobe Flash player - But I still cannot enter any Adobe website without freezing up IE7! and although videos show up they will noit run but freeze up instead.

I read elsewhere that Adobe says Flash problems mostly relate to errors within Windows Registry Permissions. How do I go about correcting errors there? Can anybody help me with this continuing problem, please?
 

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I tried running a video on the BBC Overseas web site this morning and I got a message asking me to switch on the Java script to play. I didn't know how to do that so I downloaded an update for my Java instead - hoping that would automatically reset itself - but it made no difference the BBC videos still will not run! I also set my security setting to Default - again no run! Adobe has also been updated. What else can I do?
 
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