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Have Windows XP...Asking me to update Flash Player for Videos but there is no XP option

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All of a sudden No vids will play..I get Warning that version is unsecure and I need to update...All update options are for Windows 7, 8, and others, but no option for Flash for XP system...Seems I can Bypass by "allowing" it...

All of a sudden No vids will play..I get Warning that version is unsecure and I need to update...All update options are for Windows 7, 8, and others, but no option for Flash for XP system...Seems I can Bypass by "allowing" it...

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The two currently up-to-date versions are:

  • 18.0.0.194
  • 13.0.0.296

If you can't install 18.x, then you would need to use Adobe's uninstaller to remove 17.x. Otherwise, the installer for 13.x will always say you have the higher version already.

There's a link to the uninstaller in our support article here: Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.10
  • Provides additional functionality on Facebook. See our web site for details.
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.40.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.7.157
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • Npdsplay dll
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • Firefox 38.0.5
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/38.0.5/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 ({20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}) (Inactive)
  • Norton Toolbar 2014.7.12.28 ({2D3F3651-74B9-4795-BDEC-6DA2F431CB62}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0181
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nv4_disp
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 01b610de
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: False
  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'182.65']
  • directWriteEnabled: False
  • directWriteVersion: 0.0.0.0
  • driverDate: 10-6-2003
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 5.2.1.6
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 0
  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'182.65']
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRendererMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'182.65']
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
the-edmeister
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Try using the Extended Support Release - Flash Player 13.0.0.296 from here. https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html - then scroll down about 2/3 of that page

More suitable for Firefox on WinXP than the later versions. Support for Windows XP ended on April 8, 2014, so you're not going to see WinXP listed for newer versions of Flash.

Try using the Extended Support Release - Flash Player 13.0.0.296 from here. https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html - then scroll down about 2/3 of that page More suitable for Firefox on WinXP than the later versions. Support for Windows XP ended on April 8, 2014, so you're not going to see WinXP listed for newer versions of Flash.

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I scrolled down..found the "Extended Support Release"...I see options for Internet Explorer Browser and Plug in..then it goes to Mac..I typically only use Firefox..Do I download the "EXE" for "Plug-In? I never use Explorer.??

I scrolled down..found the "Extended Support Release"...I see options for Internet Explorer Browser and Plug in..then it goes to Mac..I typically only use Firefox..Do I download the "EXE" for "Plug-In? I never use Explorer.??
the-edmeister
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Yes, select the Windows > Plugin-based browsers > EXE Installer hyperlink.

Yes, select the Windows > '''Plugin-based browsers''' > '''EXE Installer''' hyperlink.

Question owner

Went there...Went to EXE installer Plug In...Window came up...I clicked save.....nothing happened further....tried it again..hit save....Not prompting me to do anything further?? I have no idea how to proceed from here to find and install??

Went there...Went to EXE installer Plug In...Window came up...I clicked save.....nothing happened further....tried it again..hit save....Not prompting me to do anything further?? I have no idea how to proceed from here to find and install??
cor-el
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If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should never respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware.

  • Only update Firefox via "Help > About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page.
  • Plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin.

Note that Firefox 39.0 will be released one of the next few days as testing a fix of a startup crash seems to have been completed.

If you get a pop-up message asking to update Firefox or plugins or scanning for malware then such a message is likely a scam and you should never respond to such an alert to avoid getting infected with malware. *Only update Firefox via "Help > About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page. *Plugins should only be updated via the plugin itself or by visiting the home page of the plugin. Note that Firefox 39.0 will be released one of the next few days as testing a fix of a startup crash seems to have been completed.

Question owner

OK..I went to my documents...downloads folder...both exe installers I downloaded aere there...I clicked on one..clicked RUN....got window that says Error...the version I am trying to install is not most current...visit "player downloads center" link to get latest, most secure version....only option I had was "quit". Should I go to this link it gave me and is there some version there that will work with windows XP and Firefox?

OK..I went to my documents...downloads folder...both exe installers I downloaded aere there...I clicked on one..clicked RUN....got window that says Error...the version I am trying to install is not most current...visit "player downloads center" link to get latest, most secure version....only option I had was "quit". Should I go to this link it gave me and is there some version there that will work with windows XP and Firefox?
jscher2000
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Chosen Solution

The two currently up-to-date versions are:

  • 18.0.0.194
  • 13.0.0.296

If you can't install 18.x, then you would need to use Adobe's uninstaller to remove 17.x. Otherwise, the installer for 13.x will always say you have the higher version already.

There's a link to the uninstaller in our support article here: Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems.

The two currently up-to-date versions are: * 18.0.0.194 * 13.0.0.296 If you can't install 18.x, then you would need to use Adobe's uninstaller to remove 17.x. Otherwise, the installer for 13.x will always say you have the higher version already. There's a link to the uninstaller in our support article here: [[Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems]].

Question owner

Don't know how I did it, but somehow I installed version 18.0.0.194 and it works. ;-) Thanks

Don't know how I did it, but somehow I installed version 18.0.0.194 and it works. ;-) Thanks