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Old 10. Aug 2011, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Flash Player 10.3.183.5

Flash player 10.3.183.5 for both IE and non IE browsers has been released!
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Old 10. Aug 2011, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Downloaded and installed on two machines. Noticed following differences to the previous version:
1. For the non-IE version, I was offered Google Chrome and McAfee Antivirus.
2. For the IE version, I was offered nth.
3. Running the installer calls IE (even for the non-IE version) and wants to put a cookie on your machine.
4. After installation completes:
4.1 your browser opens to show you an Adobe page with a message of succesful installation and the version you're running now, and
4.2 the installers disappear from the folder you've downloaded them.

Not sure if that's a positive step forward.
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Old 10. Aug 2011, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you know you can avoid all that hassle by simply downloading the required uninstaller/installers directly.

(PM me if you want the direct download links that I use).
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Old 11. Aug 2011, 01:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like I may have to hunt for the direct installer again.
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Old 11. Aug 2011, 04:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Go to "Advanced Troubleshooting", you ll get what you want.
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/191/tn_19166.html

Nothing gets added on this installers, they just made them
harder to find.

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Old 11. Aug 2011, 04:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I mainly wanted to point out the extra #3 & #4 "steps" that were added to the installation process. Especially #3, as it calls IE even when installing the non-IE version.

Bo, I went through your link from top to bottom and back again, but couldn't spot any links to directly download the installers - all I could see is they take you to the download center where you have to go through unticking the extras.
Maybe I need to visit an optometrist ??
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Old 11. Aug 2011, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Like 26Dolphins, I too do not like the installers that are being provided by Adobe for the Flash Player. I downloaded both IE, and non-IE installers. I straight away noticed that the process has changed. Even the installers are named differently than before. I uninstalled via the old uninstaller, and there are still files left behind. I deleted them manually. I then ran the new installers, but for me, both of them failed to install.

On running, they just show a message "Failed to initialize", with a Done button.

Add to that, both the installers are deleted when I run them. What the heck! Am really not pleased

Thanks to the posts here, I was suspicious that this time there would be trouble, and I have saved the installers of last version. I will be using them, if I cannot get the new version installed.

Anyone knows the cause of the error, and how to get past it? Or, any other trouble free method of installing Flash?
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Old 11. Aug 2011, 06:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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@Anupam
Very odd. I just used the same direct download links I always use (pointing to the official Adobe download server) and this latest version installed perfectly as usual. The files were named exactly the same as always too.

@26Dolphins - PM sent.
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Old 11. Aug 2011, 07:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sope, I think I will need you to send me that PM too, which you sent to 26Dolphins .
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Sope, I think I will need you to send me that PM too, which you sent to 26Dolphins .
Done

EDIT: Just discovered the first PM I sent you had broken links in it so I've sent a second PM, sorry for any confusion.

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