Adobe\Macromedia Flash

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  1. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    Does anyone know of an alternative software 'Flash Player' because the Adobe Flash will no longer work on my 98se ?

    BTW -
    Can someone say if there is any correlation whatsoever between
    the Adobe Flash and the other thing of theirs called a 'Shockwave Player'
    - As via can one run a Flash Player without a Shockwave Player, or are they
    joined at the hip ?
     
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    We had the same problem here at the center. One of your systems programmers was mindlessly applying Microsoft updates without thinking. If I remember right we backed off one of the latest updates and it works fine now.

    I believe it was the fix to prevent ActiveX from running.
     
  4. MICRO

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    Thanks WS., I shall read them - Strangely it was working OK until
    I got a dialog to upgrade to the 9.0 odd version and went to Adobe
    to install it - from that moment on it went pear shaped - I think Adobe must have uninstalled the version I had, because there's no sign of it, and
    as you show - Adobe says this 9.0 version will work on 98, but I don't know that it does.

    I removed that player when it wouldn't work and returned to the Flash page and tried again, but instead of installing the Flash it sent me to the Shockwave page - I figured they must know their own products and so I
    allowed them to upgrade or whatever Shockwave - mistake - It's only I
    who have ended up with waves of Shock - was hoping I could forget I ever heard such names as Adobe\Macromedia just as I did when switching to
    the very quick Fox-(it).
     
  5. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    All the IE browser plug-ins work fine on 98SE (with the exception of Silverlight and the recent builds of Quick Time)
    - Shockwave Player. Before installing, download and run the uninstaller.
    - Flash Player (for IE and IE-based browsers). Before installing, download and run the uninstaller.
    - Java (choose the offline installer). Before installing, uninstall old versions and uninstall the Microsoft Java VM
     
  6. MICRO

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    Thanks Lucas.,

    I read all the pages mentioned by WS. and yourself, then looked again at your first sentence above and decided I would return to the Adobe Flash Install page one more time and retry - after again checking the 'I Accept'
    box and then clicking the 'Install Now' button it simply redirected to the
    Shockwave 10.0.0 page -

    5 separate times I clicked the back arrow on my machine to return to the 'Flash page' and go through the 'I Accept' and
    'Install Now' clicking - On the fifth attempt it looked as though it was
    holding on that page, and even my DUN icons were flashing about madly
    so I let it go and sure enough after some time a dialog appeared re.,
    'click if I trusted them to install' - then the 'Flash' demo. began and
    it was working. Have no idea what all that page redirecting was about
    but right now - who cares.

    I also did take note of your mentioning dumping the MS Java VM and switching to Sun's but apparently there has always been some problem
    re. removing MS's Java on 98se - I came across mention of a
    MS Java VM removal tool which they offered and then quickly rescinded
    but Gizmo tells where to obtain it, so I did.
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/how_to_disable_the_microsoft_java_virtual_machine_ msjvm.htm


    Thanks again.
     
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    I still suggest uninstalling and doing a clean install with the offline installers :)
     
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