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Offline tbird

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[Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« on: August 11, 2010, 05:50:52 PM »
I use Firefox and when I went to get the latest update, a d/l manager started d/l.  Is this the only way to get the latest update or is there another way.  Thanks for any replys.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2010, 07:52:38 PM by tbird »
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Re: Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 05:55:28 PM »
no it's not the only way, avoid this method as their download manager is not very good. The easiest way is to click on the link for "other operating system", choose your OS, and then you'll get a downlod link that will give you the flashplayer files directly (there are two, one for IE (ax), and one for other browsers). You need both, as you use Firefox, and it's better to update IE plugin too just in case ;D

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
« Last Edit: August 11, 2010, 05:57:14 PM by Logos »

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Re: Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 07:51:56 PM »
Thanks Logos.  I knew I had read somewhere to avoid the d/l manager but I couldn't figure out the link to avoid it.  I have bookmarked it now so I will know where to look.  Thanks once again.
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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 08:19:07 PM »
you're welcome ;)

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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 10:00:13 PM »
Always Uninstall Flash Player:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

Get uninstall_flash_player.exe (226 KB)
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Re: Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 12:01:20 AM »
no it's not the only way, avoid this method as their download manager is not very good. The easiest way is to click on the link for "other operating system", choose your OS, and then you'll get a downlod link that will give you the flashplayer files directly (there are two, one for IE (ax), and one for other browsers). You need both, as you use Firefox, and it's better to update IE plugin too just in case ;D

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
I always use the download manager and have never had a problem with it. There also is no reason to uninstall the older version first except for beta versions and they warn you about those.

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Re: Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 01:09:30 AM »
no it's not the only way, avoid this method as their download manager is not very good. The easiest way is to click on the link for "other operating system", choose your OS, and then you'll get a downlod link that will give you the flashplayer files directly (there are two, one for IE (ax), and one for other browsers). You need both, as you use Firefox, and it's better to update IE plugin too just in case ;D

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
I always use the download manager and have never had a problem with it. There also is no reason to uninstall the older version first except for beta versions and they warn you about those.

DCH, stop the BS thanks ;)  that download manager has been an issue for many, that's known, and it's always better to uninstall the old version, then reboot, and then install the new one. That's the only way to get a clean install of flash player as old version files don't get deleted unless you reboot.
 Oh yeah, they may have optimized the DM for IE but as you know I hate IE, and guess what, the OP runs Firefox where that DM runs like crap.

 Most of your posts consist in saying white when someone says black and vice versa, that's boring.

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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 01:57:44 AM »
Logos after reading the rest of the posts I did not uninstall the old version.  So I did uninstall the version I had installed with the uninstall flash tool and rebooted.  Then I went to the link you posted to get it reinstalled and when I clicked on other browser and went to next page and unchecked that other addon when it started it was d/l that d/l manager again.  Help.
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Re: Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 08:06:44 AM »
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no it's not the only way, avoid this method as their download manager is not very good. The easiest way is to click on the link for "other operating system", choose your OS, and then you'll get a downlod link that will give you the flashplayer files directly (there are two, one for IE (ax), and one for other browsers). You need both, as you use Firefox, and it's better to update IE plugin too just in case ;D

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
I always use the download manager and have never had a problem with it. There also is no reason to uninstall the older version first except for beta versions and they warn you about those.

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I have to agree with Dch48 as I also use the d/l manager and never had any problems with it even though I am still on dial-up. In fact, I used it earlier tonight and it was quick and easy.


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Re: Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 09:52:58 AM »
no it's not the only way, avoid this method as their download manager is not very good. The easiest way is to click on the link for "other operating system", choose your OS, and then you'll get a downlod link that will give you the flashplayer files directly (there are two, one for IE (ax), and one for other browsers). You need both, as you use Firefox, and it's better to update IE plugin too just in case ;D

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
I always use the download manager and have never had a problem with it. There also is no reason to uninstall the older version first except for beta versions and they warn you about those.
DCH, stop the BS thanks ;)  that download manager has been an issue for many, that's known, and it's always better to uninstall the old version, then reboot, and then install the new one. That's the only way to get a clean install of flash player as old version files don't get deleted unless you reboot.
 Oh yeah, they may have optimized the DM for IE but as you know I hate IE, and guess what, the OP runs Firefox where that DM runs like crap.

 Most of your posts consist in saying white when someone says black and vice versa, that's boring.
You can stop the BS--I have never posted anything like that. When I see BS I comment on it.
Old version files don't need to be deleted, they get replaced. The only versions that should be uninstalled first are beta versions.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 09:55:19 AM by Dch48 »

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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 10:04:24 AM »
BS again, you're wrong again, old files are not deleted  before the first reboot, whether you're overwriting the install with the new version or uninstall first (and they're never replaced). I've seen Secunia detect that once...the old version was still detected, and I saw the files ::) And if you ever uninstalled and took a look at the log you would see it too. But that's already too much to ask is it ::)

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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 10:17:02 AM »
BS again, you're wrong again, old files are not deleted and not replaced before the first reboot, whether you're overwriting the install with the new version or uninstall first. I've seen Secunia detect that once...the old version was still detected, and I saw the files ::) And if you ever uninstalled and took a look at the log you would see it too. But that's already too much to ask is it ::)
I don't use Secunia, there's no need for that either. Sometimes, especially in the case of device drivers, you can be better off not updating. There are enough other ways of knowing if there is an update to something. Most programs will check and tell you or have a way of checking manually. That's good enough. I also never even think of looking at logs unless there's a problem. If the new files have the same name as the old ones, they get overwritten in the same way that Windows updates replaces system files (except that Windows backs up the old versions in case you need to go back to them). Anything that updates by replacing old versions with the same file name will overwrite, and thus remove, the old files. Even if this doesn't happen, the old files are deactivated and not used anyway. Adobe tells you when you should uninstall a previous version and that's the only time you need to do it, not every time there's an update.

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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 10:34:01 AM »
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I don't use Secunia, there's no need for that either

and there's no need to be alive either right? there are other places then software web forums to express emptiness or/and depression. There's no need for nothing Dch ::)


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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 11:06:24 AM »





might be worth trying differently to avoid these errors and not install blindly ::) and on a side note, the old files don't get neither backed up nor overwritten, the new ones are renamed ;) ..while the old ones keep being used, leading to conflicts or no use of the new version.
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Re: [Resolved] Question about Adobe Flash Player
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 02:40:08 PM »
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I don't use Secunia, there's no need for that either. Sometimes, especially in the case of device drivers, you can be better off not updating.
Dch48,
You obviously don't have a clue what Secunia does. The online service happens to be excellent for keeping your important programs up-to date.
Logos is also correct in his statement "That's the only way to get a clean install of flash player as old version files don't get deleted unless you reboot."
I just ran into that yesterday when updating one of my systems with Secunia. I removed the old version manually since I didn't intend to reboot the system.
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