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Adobe Flash Player Compatible?

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  • Hi I was wondering if Adobe Flash player was compatible with IE beta, or even 7? I am using this browser for many sites that I visit, but they require flash and upon updating my computer to Windows 7 Beta I cannot download from the flash site. Please help thanks. 
    Monday, January 12, 2009 5:54 PM

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  • Flash Player has installed fine for me (on Win 7 32 Bit) but I have had a problem with Google Analytics. This uses Flash Player and, currently, IE 8.0 shows black boxes where analytical detail should be displayed; however, changing to 'compatibility mode' rectified the problem.

    Flash Player also downloaded to my PC without any issues


    John Barnett - Windows XP Associate Expert; Windows Desktop Experience. - Web: http://www.winuser.co.uk; Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org; Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    Monday, January 12, 2009 8:05 PM

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  • Flash Player isn't compatible with 64-bit browsers. You need to use the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer, or another 32-bit browser.

    You can find the 32-bit version of IE by searching for "internet" in the Start Menu. From there, you can pin it on your taskbar and unpin the 64-bit one.
    Monday, January 12, 2009 6:54 PM
  •  I've installed Flash Player from the adobe website without any problem.
    I'm running it on 7beta (32-bit) + IE8beta, Firefox 3.1beta and Chrome without problems.

    Try to reinstall it...
    Enos Recanati
    Monday, January 12, 2009 6:57 PM
  • Enos Recanati said:

     I've installed Flash Player from the adobe website without any problem.
    I'm running it on 7beta (32-bit) + IE8beta, Firefox 3.1beta and Chrome without problems.

    Try to reinstall it...


    The problem is exclusive to 64-bit browsers, so obviously you wouldn't experience it when running on a non-64-bit OS.
    Monday, January 12, 2009 7:08 PM
  • ....Are you guys sure about this?
    I'm running Windows 7 Beta 64-bit, with IE 8 beta, and I have Adobe Flash Player 10 installed and working just fine!
    I can view video clips on the BBC web-site and on You Tube.
    Maybe the problem is with video drivers?
    Monday, January 12, 2009 8:02 PM
  • Flash Player has installed fine for me (on Win 7 32 Bit) but I have had a problem with Google Analytics. This uses Flash Player and, currently, IE 8.0 shows black boxes where analytical detail should be displayed; however, changing to 'compatibility mode' rectified the problem.

    Flash Player also downloaded to my PC without any issues


    John Barnett - Windows XP Associate Expert; Windows Desktop Experience. - Web: http://www.winuser.co.uk; Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org; Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    Monday, January 12, 2009 8:05 PM
  • dispeptic said:

    ....Are you guys sure about this?
    I'm running Windows 7 Beta 64-bit, with IE 8 beta, and I have Adobe Flash Player 10 installed and working just fine!
    I can view video clips on the BBC web-site and on You Tube.
    Maybe the problem is with video drivers?



    You must be using the 32-bit version of IE, then (Win7 x64 comes with both).

    There is no 64-bit version of Flash Player, and as such it does not work with the 64-bit browser. This has been a known issue pretty much since the beginning of the IE8 beta.
    Monday, January 12, 2009 8:19 PM
  • Ah... this is odd indeed - it is true that Adobe Flash only runs on the 32-bit version of IE, yet my (bare metal) install of Windows 7 automatically placed the 32-bit version in the taskbar. If you don't have this on your system, then click on the Start button, click All Programs, you should see both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of IE listed. So if you want to use Flash, just select the 32-bit one.
    Adobe say they are working on a 64-bit Flash, but they are not quite there yet.
    Monday, January 12, 2009 11:19 PM
  • Hello...

    I've been trying to figure out the same thing but I think I've finally found out that Adobe Flash 10 requires a better processor than I have on my laptop.  if you look at the system requirements you will see that you need an Intel Athlon processor (or the equivilant).  I have an Intel Celoron processor which is basically the low-end processor.  Most laptops have a sticker that says what kind of processor you have, or you can find it under Control Panel, System, Device Manager.  Click Processors to expand the list and it will tell you what kind you have.

    Now my husband knows why the laptop he bought me for Christmas was so cheap.
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 4:49 AM
  • Hello...

    I've been trying to figure out the same thing but I think I've finally found out that Adobe Flash 10 requires a better processor than I have on my laptop.  if you look at the system requirements you will see that you need an Intel Athlon processor (or the equivilant).  I have an Intel Celoron processor which is basically the low-end processor.  Most laptops have a sticker that says what kind of processor you have, or you can find it under Control Panel, System, Device Manager.  Click Processors to expand the list and it will tell you what kind you have.

    Now my husband knows why the laptop he bought me for Christmas was so cheap.

    Well, here it is a year later since win7 was released and still no x64 Flash player.  You'd think if MS was pushing this so hard they would have a tech over at Adobe trying to help them get their systems up to par.  But of course you can't do anything without releasing code.  Then again, seeing our own programmers jerking our clients around and not putting in fixes for simple problems or being to busy with other projects I can't get bitchy at Microsoft or Adobe.  But would you please get this up and running.  It's embarrassing for a tech to have to explain that oh the new x64 IE isn't compatible with your old websites, you have to use the older version....leaves the client thinking, "Well, hey why did I upgrade?"
    Sunday, August 08, 2010 11:16 AM
  • Hi I was wondering if Adobe Flash player was compatible with IE beta, or even 7? I am using this browser for many sites that I visit, but they require flash and upon updating my computer to Windows 7 Beta I cannot download from the flash site. Please help thanks. 

    I would like to know when you will have the problem fixed with 7 concerning 64 bit browsers and running older programs and hardware.  I had no problem with xp.  All I've had is problems with 7.  The upgrades sometimes mess up my computer and I have to restore to an earlier date to be able to use it.  I have programs for a Embroidery machine and i'm having problems getting them to work properly.  I can't afford to buy new ones.  also the hardware for my CompactFlash is not compatable with 7.  I have to put my designs on this flash.  I am not happy with 7

     

    Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:22 PM
  • "Novelle D" wrote in message news:72c01e5a-fddf-4c14-8206-95caa5f0b5c9...
    Hi I was wondering if Adobe Flash player was compatible with IE beta, or even 7? I am using this browser for many sites that I visit, but they require flash and upon updating my computer to Windows 7 Beta I cannot download from the flash site. Please help thanks. 

    I would like to know when you will have the problem fixed with 7 concerning 64 bit browsers and running older programs and hardware.  I had no problem with xp.  All I've had is problems with 7.  The upgrades sometimes mess up my computer and I have to restore to an earlier date to be able to use it.  I have programs for a Embroidery machine and i'm having problems getting them to work properly.  I can't afford to buy new ones.  also the hardware for my CompactFlash is not compatable with 7.  I have to put my designs on this flash.  I am not happy with 7

     


    Flash is compatible with the 32-bit version of IE - but it's up to Adobe, not MS to make it compatible with 64-bit operating systems complain to them :)
     
    Win 7 generally has very few problems - perhaps you re just not familiar with 64-bit operating systems and their different requirements to 32-bit ones? Have you tried running the software in compatibility mode, or getting updated drivers?
     
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:28 PM
  • Novelle D wrote:

    I would like to know when you will have the problem fixed with 7 concerning 64 bit browsers and running older programs and hardware.  I had no problem with xp.  All I've had is problems with 7.  The upgrades sometimes mess up my computer and I have to restore to an earlier date to be able to use it.  I have programs for a Embroidery machine and i'm having problems getting them to work properly.  I can't afford to buy new ones.  also the hardware for my CompactFlash is not compatable with 7.  I have to put my designs on this flash.  I am not happy with 7

     

    Are you sure you have posted in the correct forum thread?  This is about Adobe Flash, not Embroidery machines nor Compact Flash!

    Microsoft will never have anything to do with "fixing" this.  This is neither a Windows 7 problem nor a Microsoft problem!

    Adobe Flash is an Adobe product and only Adobe can supply the "fix" for this!

    The manufacturer of the Embroidery machine will have to provide any Windows 7 compatible update, not Microsoft!


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    Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:34 PM
  • Adobe is up to speed, I have no issues with 64bit browser IE9.

    Older programs that wont run in 7 need to be run in virtual pc. XP mode. But this is only a stop gap, eventually you will need to ugrade your programs. Probably sooner the later.

    Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:01 PM