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We appreciate that on this site, as you have told us, some people have experienced video problems. Some videos have not been showing up and either you see a message about ‘Flash Player” being needed or a request for permission for your computer to use Flash. When you click to agree to using Flash Player it seems to have been working for some people, and not for others.
There seems to be some sort of an argument between the Web Browser software people and Adobe about security. It isn’t anything we have done wrong.
Frankly, it’s all very tedious and they ought to just get this stuff sorted out for good now. The internet has been going for about 20 years and yet they still keep messing around with it.
However, we have been updating this site and have spent a lot of time putting new versions of the videos into the pages, so the Flash Player problem should not now re-occur.
If you still have problems watching a video on this site, but no problems elsewhere, we would like to know where it is occurring and if you tell us about it, be using our contact page we will look at it and update the coding.
In case you are still having problems watching our videos you might want to try out some of the remedies below (that’s only if these are appearing of course! So, scroll down to read the text if you can’t see the video):
Fixing Problems in Internet Explorer – Part 4 (Flash)
Okay so in this last video we’re going to look at Adobe Flash.
The Adobe Flash Player that’s you-know one final thing that may be an issue on certain websites.
If you don’t have the latest version of the flash player you may not be able to view certain parts of the website or certain parts of the website may appear blank you know some functionality and the websites might not work if those web sites are written in flash.
So how do you upgrade the Adobe Flash Player? It is very simple. You go to the Adobe website which is adobe.com OK. And, when the adobe.com website loads we want to scroll down to the lower right side.
The Adobe website changes from time to time, so by the time you watch this video they may have changed their website.
But, pretty much anywhere on the front page of Adobe com, you’ll always see the link for Adobe Flash Player,
So in this case it’s right here, so we click on Adobe Flash Player. Remember that his will change from time to time because they’re constantly changing their layout.
And, the other thing that they’ll always be doing is they try to package something else with the Flash Player. Any application can do this sometimes when you download stuff online. In this case they’re trying to get you to install the Chrome browser.
I’m not going to do that in this example all I want to do here is install the Flash Player, just by itself with nothing else.
So, you just want to kind of look at what they’re you know pushing you. If you want it great, but you know that we’re not here to install Chrome!
We’re here to install flash, so I’m going to say no. I don’t want that, and then click on Install Now.
The next thing is that it comes up with the security prompts. You click on run, and again wait for it to do the business.
If you don’t have administrator access on your computer, you’ll have to put in your password. If you already have administrator access then you won’t have to do that.
Then it will come up and initialise and then begin the download, and install so you would say allow Adobe to install updates recommended.
I would definitely do that. What that will do is it will try to update Adobe Flash automatically.
So if a new version comes out later it will try to install it for you, and I think generally that’s that’s a good idea.
But, if you don’t want to do that you have a couple of other options.
But, in this case I’m going to say yes. I’ll go with the recommended “Allow Adobe to install updates”, and click “Next”.
Now depending on the speed of your computer they take a few minutes to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
And, your computer speed is also a factor, so I’ll pause the video and come back when this is done.
Okay, so now the installation is finished. So we click on “finish”, and then it will pop up another website and give you a flash animation, I believe.
Oh, No! It didn’t do it. It just wants to sell you something else!
Okay, so cancel that. Basically that’s it! You’ve just installed the latest version of Flash.
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How Microsoft will phase out Flash Player for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers
The big news today is that Adobe Flash Player is being phased out.
Of course, the number one question that comes to mind is, “how will it be phased out in Windows”.
So, Microsoft, not very long after Adobe gave a statement that Adobe Flash is going to be retired by the end of 2020, has replied.
Microsoft issued a statement, and I guess that between the big companies, they probably knew before us!
Adobe probably told them quite a while ago.
Look this is how it’s going to happen.
This is just to let you know how you want to phase Adobe out on your computer.
So, here goes. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge (browser) can play flash content, and it will be fixed at some point. Adobe flash will not be existing anymore after 2020.
The way it’s going to be done is like this.
Through the end of this year (2017) and into 2018, Microsoft Edge will continue to ask users for permission to run flash on most websites the first time the site is visited. During that period your computer will remember that preference.
It won’t ask you again in subsequent visits.
Internet Explorer will continue to allow flash there’s no permission in Internet Explorer.
It’s always there, it always works, so Internet Explorer just runs Flash content at the moment (2017).
But, next year, in 2018 in the mid to late 2018, or second half of 2018. They will update Microsoft Edge (browser) to require permission for flash to run each session.
It will not by then remember your preference any more. It will ask you all the time, but, Internet Explorer of course will continue to allow flash for all sites.
In mid to late 2019 , they will disable Flash by default in both Microsoft edge and Internet Explorer.
You will have to manually re-enable flash if you ever need it, in both browsers.
So that means starting in the second half of 2019 there’s no flash by default.
If you want it you’re going to have to go into settings, and say I want to turn on Flash, and of course Microsoft Edge (browser) will continue to ask for approval, even though you turn it on.
Mid to late 2019, and finally by the end of 2020, they will remove the ability to run Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge and in Internet Explorer, across all supported versions of Microsoft Windows.
So, that means that by the end of 2020, perhaps earlier, all the supported versions of Windows will cease to provide Adobe Flash.
It’s technically going to be Windows 10 pretty much which we will all be using, by the end of 2020.
We should be at the end of life of Windows 7, so edge and Internet Explorer will not have flash anymore. Also, you’ll no longer have the ability to run or enable any type of Flash content starting at that point.
So that’s how Microsoft is going to phase out flash within its two browsers Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, of course I am talking about all supported versions of Windows.
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