Flash doesn´t update automatically anymore

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Robin A., Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    In this computer (Windows 7 x64), Flash 11.2.x isn´t updating automatically anymore after version 11.2.202.160. I had to install 203 version manually. This happens with both Firefox beta and IE9.

    The Adobe Flash Player Update Service is always "stopped". If I start it, it goes back to stopped after a few seconds.

    Any idea why this is happening?
     
  2. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    In the Control Panel click the Flash Player icon and see if automatic updating is turned on (Advanced tab). Other than that, I wouldn't know.
     
  3. Daveski17

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    Did you originally install a beta flash plug-in? If you did I believe that the beta version has to be completely uninstalled before a stable release can be installed. In other words I don't think that you can just install the stable 'over' the beta. Just a thought.
     
  4. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Automatic updating is enabled in the global configuration.

    Actually, all these are 11.2.x beta versions. I changed to beta in October 2011, and since then and until version 11.2.202.160, Flash updated automatically. The latest version, which I updated manually, is 11.2.202.183 beta 4, released on Januay 20 2012.
     
  5. funkydude

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    Only beta 3 was designed to auto update. At the beginning of the beta it was said that the beta will not auto update, beta 3 was simply a test.

    It will probably release soon anyway so it doesn't really matter. The service is probably designed to stop itself after certain conditions are met so it's not always running.
     
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