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Re: my computer will not download Macromedia Flash Player
This sounds to be either a permissions problem, or compatability issue with vista, or you may have some type of malware / trojan / virus on your computer blocking access to flash player updates / installs.
To make sure, it's not a vista related permissions / compatability issue, download flashplyer installer from here: (links at end of post)
Right-click on it, and select " Run as administrator " if install fails again, try to change compatability to windows XP sp2
If it still fails, update your virus protection software, or get one, and run a full scan, also look for Malwarebytes and Spybot Search & Destroy malware / spyware removal tools. (links at end of post)
These softwares are FREE of charge, and i personally use them.
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Hi, Flash is a programming language that many publishers use to create
animations, games, and interactive programs for the web. Flash is also
used for programs run locally on a users computer. To use these Flash
based programs and web applets, the end-user must have Flash Player
installed. One component of Flash Player is a file called “flash.ocx.”
If this file is missing or damaged, you may get an error message.
There seems to be two root causes of this error. A description and solution for each follows:
You receive the error message “Cannot find the file flash.ocx”
every time you start your computer or each time you open your web
browser (such as Internet Explorer). This is usually the result of a
missing “flash.ocx” file caused by an incomplete installation of Flash.
Here’s how to remedy the problem:
You receive the error message “Cannot find the file flash.ocx” at
seemingly random intervals or when starting a specific program (other
than your web browser). First, perform steps 1-4 of the previous
solution. This will insure you have the latest version of Flash Player
installed. If you still receive the error message, continue with the
Navigate to the folder “C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\”. In this folder you will see a file named “Flash9f.ocx”.
Make copy of the “Flash9f.ocx” file in the same folder as the
original (copy the original, then paste the copied file into the same
Rename the newly made copy to “Flash.ocx”.
If the previous steps don’t eradicate the error messages, change
your screen saver to one of the defaults that are included with Windows
(such as “3D Text”).
Kindly look to internet explorer setting in image change this to your intenet explorer then install the flash player using internet if again block message come then temprorly allow the blocked activeX Flash Player will be install to your computer.