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Can't install Adobe Flash Player (or Shockwave Player)

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As i try to download Adobe Flash player it says i already have the newest version , even though i can't find it anywhere on my computer , so now i can't open any swf-files


@darknessf4

In order for you to view SWF (ShockWave Files), you need to install Adobe ShockWave Flash Player. You can get it here. You could also use SWF Opener that you can get here. If you're trying play a video on YouTube but you're getting the error "You need to install the flash player", check this troubleshooting guide.


Good luck

Sep 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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it keeps popping up shockwave flash is unresponsive


good day ...try to re-install shockwave to your computer and if still keeps doing that download, then latest shockwave.

heres the link to download the new one

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

just click and download adobe shockwave player at the side i recommend that you download the latest version of adobe flash player also

Mar 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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i bought a new laptop and everything is fine but farmville wont load


I tried to play farm ville on my computer system. I agreed with Mr Lee Hodgson


1-You should update your flash.

Follow that link... Flash Update

2-If still Problem Persist. then try another Web Browser

3- Clear History

Jun 25, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Flash 9 freezes after 1st. video plays on The Fan.


Lets Start from here:

Before you install Shockwave Player for any Windows browser, uninstall all previous versions.
In order to remove the Shockwave player, simply use the file UNWISE.EXE located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11. Windows users can also use the Add/Remove programs located in the Windows control panel. This will remove the Shockwave 10 player
For the Shockwave 8 and 8.5 there is an uninstaller available from the Web Players page.
Note: All applications must be closed before you run the Shockwave Player uninstaller. Quit all running applications, including all Internet Explorer or other browser windows, and all Instant Messenger clients. Check the Windows system tray carefully to make certain no applications which might possibly use Shockwave Player are still in memory.
After you have removed previous versions, you are ready to download and/or install Shockwave Player.

Before installing Shockwave Player, please check the following browser settings:
Internet Explorer ActiveX settings

Browser security settings should be chosen by you or by your system administrator. For single users who do not have an administrator, the Medium: Default Level allows you to view Shockwave content. For any Custom Level, ensure that both the "Download Signed ActiveX controls" and "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins" options are set to "Prompt".

To change security level in Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Choose Tools > Internet Options.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Select Custom Level.
5. Find the section "ActiveX controls and plug-ins".
6. Set ' Download Signed ActiveX Controls' to Prompt.
7. Set 'Run ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins' to Prompt.

If you are having trouble installing, make sure that your Internet Explorer security level is not set to High or to a custom level that does not allow viewing of ActiveX controls.
Computer user permissions

User permissions determine whether or not you are allowed to install ActiveX controls or plug-ins. If you don't have Administrator access to Windows XP SP2, or Vista you may not be able to install Shockwave Player successfully. Administrative privileges are required for the Windows system registry and for the C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Shockwave folder.
If the ActiveX Control for Shockwave Player fails to install, download the executable installer.

If the information above has not resolved the issue, download the executable Shockwave Player installer here:

* Download and latest Shockwave Player Installer.

Save this installer to your desktop, close out all applications, and run the installer. This may help if you are having trouble with the ActiveX installation from Adobe.com. To confirm that Shockwave Player has installed successfully, please click here. The two movies will show if you have Flash and Shockwave Players installed. The version numbers of the both Players will be displayed in the test movie.

Apr 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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