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Adobe Flash and Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Landboy, May 14, 2010.

  1. Landboy

    Landboy Flightless Bird

    I had an on-screen message last night that Adobe Flash needed to be
    uninstalled and re-installed, which I have done, together with the statement
    that 'Adobe Flash is not supported by Internet Explorer running as in 64 bit
    Windows Vista, but would be supported in IE 32 bit.
    My machine runs Vista 64 bit with IE8.
    Please help - is there a way around this problem?
     
  2. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Landboy <Landboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I had an on-screen message last night that Adobe Flash needed to be
    > uninstalled and re-installed, which I have done, together with the statement
    > that 'Adobe Flash is not supported by Internet Explorer running as in 64 bit
    > Windows Vista, but would be supported in IE 32 bit.
    > My machine runs Vista 64 bit with IE8.
    > Please help - is there a way around this problem?


    Use the 32 bit IE when you have a 64 bit OS.

    Adobe does not seem capable to produce a 64 bit flash plugin.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Landboy" <Landboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:507315B9-4B30-48E6-B6E0-62E4DEB031CF@microsoft.com...
    > I had an on-screen message last night that Adobe Flash needed to be
    > uninstalled and re-installed, which I have done, together with the
    > statement
    > that 'Adobe Flash is not supported by Internet Explorer running as in 64
    > bit
    > Windows Vista, but would be supported in IE 32 bit.
    > My machine runs Vista 64 bit with IE8.
    > Please help - is there a way around this problem?


    If you are using IE8 64-bit, then there is no "way around" because Adobe
    Flash is 32-bit only. You will need to use the 32-bit version of IE8 if you
    want to use Flash.

    --
    Dan
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrnhuq480.ui0.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    > Landboy <Landboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >> I had an on-screen message last night that Adobe Flash needed to be
    >> uninstalled and re-installed, which I have done, together with the
    >> statement
    >> that 'Adobe Flash is not supported by Internet Explorer running as in 64
    >> bit
    >> Windows Vista, but would be supported in IE 32 bit.
    >> My machine runs Vista 64 bit with IE8.
    >> Please help - is there a way around this problem?

    >
    > Use the 32 bit IE when you have a 64 bit OS.
    >
    > Adobe does not seem capable to produce a 64 bit flash plugin.


    Apparently they are working on it for release after Flash 10.1 (which is
    currently in pre-release). There is a 64-bit pre-release version of Flash
    10.1 for Linux.

    --
    Dan
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Dan <news@worldofspack.com> wrote:
    >
    > "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:slrnhuq480.ui0.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    >> Landboy <Landboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>> I had an on-screen message last night that Adobe Flash needed to be
    >>> uninstalled and re-installed, which I have done, together with the
    >>> statement
    >>> that 'Adobe Flash is not supported by Internet Explorer running as in 64
    >>> bit
    >>> Windows Vista, but would be supported in IE 32 bit.
    >>> My machine runs Vista 64 bit with IE8.
    >>> Please help - is there a way around this problem?

    >>
    >> Use the 32 bit IE when you have a 64 bit OS.
    >>
    >> Adobe does not seem capable to produce a 64 bit flash plugin.

    >
    > Apparently they are working on it for release after Flash 10.1 (which is
    > currently in pre-release). There is a 64-bit pre-release version of Flash
    > 10.1 for Linux.


    And that has been the status for more than two years, hasn't it?
    One starts to believe Flash is developed by a two-man team there.

    For Linux the 64-bit plugin isn't even required so much, because in Linux
    one can use 32-bit plugins in the 64-bit browser.
    Microsoft should have included a similar feature in Internet Explorer!
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrnhuq788.ui0.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    > Dan <news@worldofspack.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    >> news:slrnhuq480.ui0.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    >>> Landboy <Landboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>>> I had an on-screen message last night that Adobe Flash needed to be
    >>>> uninstalled and re-installed, which I have done, together with the
    >>>> statement
    >>>> that 'Adobe Flash is not supported by Internet Explorer running as in
    >>>> 64
    >>>> bit
    >>>> Windows Vista, but would be supported in IE 32 bit.
    >>>> My machine runs Vista 64 bit with IE8.
    >>>> Please help - is there a way around this problem?
    >>>
    >>> Use the 32 bit IE when you have a 64 bit OS.
    >>>
    >>> Adobe does not seem capable to produce a 64 bit flash plugin.

    >>
    >> Apparently they are working on it for release after Flash 10.1 (which is
    >> currently in pre-release). There is a 64-bit pre-release version of Flash
    >> 10.1 for Linux.

    >
    > And that has been the status for more than two years, hasn't it?
    > One starts to believe Flash is developed by a two-man team there.


    I have no idea. I was just reading an item on the Adobe site stating this
    along with the note about the 64-bit Linux Flash, the article itself is not
    dated. Has 10.1 been in development for 2 years?

    > For Linux the 64-bit plugin isn't even required so much, because in Linux
    > one can use 32-bit plugins in the 64-bit browser.
    > Microsoft should have included a similar feature in Internet Explorer!


    Indeed, but then again it's bad enough that they let IE 32-bit run 32-bit
    plugins :p

    --
    Dan
     
  7. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Dan <news@worldofspack.com> wrote:
    >>> Apparently they are working on it for release after Flash 10.1 (which is
    >>> currently in pre-release). There is a 64-bit pre-release version of Flash
    >>> 10.1 for Linux.

    >>
    >> And that has been the status for more than two years, hasn't it?
    >> One starts to believe Flash is developed by a two-man team there.

    >
    > I have no idea. I was just reading an item on the Adobe site stating this
    > along with the note about the 64-bit Linux Flash, the article itself is not
    > dated. Has 10.1 been in development for 2 years?


    No, but the indication that the 64-bit version would be developed in
    the future has been there for at least 2 years.

    It is good that the Linux version will be there first, after all 64-bit
    Linux has been around longer than 64-bit Windows, but I would think
    Windows is a larger customer base and many manufacturers install a 64-bit
    version now.

    Maybe they should at least develop a dummy 64-bit plugin that issues a
    clear message when flash is accessed from the 64-bit browser, indicating
    the current status of the development (fetched from their website)
    and what to do to work around the problem.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrnhuqan7.vp1.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    > Dan <news@worldofspack.com> wrote:
    >>>> Apparently they are working on it for release after Flash 10.1 (which
    >>>> is
    >>>> currently in pre-release). There is a 64-bit pre-release version of
    >>>> Flash
    >>>> 10.1 for Linux.
    >>>
    >>> And that has been the status for more than two years, hasn't it?
    >>> One starts to believe Flash is developed by a two-man team there.

    >>
    >> I have no idea. I was just reading an item on the Adobe site stating this
    >> along with the note about the 64-bit Linux Flash, the article itself is
    >> not
    >> dated. Has 10.1 been in development for 2 years?

    >
    > No, but the indication that the 64-bit version would be developed in
    > the future has been there for at least 2 years.
    >
    > It is good that the Linux version will be there first, after all 64-bit
    > Linux has been around longer than 64-bit Windows, but I would think
    > Windows is a larger customer base and many manufacturers install a 64-bit
    > version now.
    >
    > Maybe they should at least develop a dummy 64-bit plugin that issues a
    > clear message when flash is accessed from the 64-bit browser, indicating
    > the current status of the development (fetched from their website)
    > and what to do to work around the problem.


    All the Linux systems I've used recently have had Flash forcibly disabled, I
    agree that they should have concentrated on the Windows plugin first. Then
    again, if the Linux one also runs on Mac OS X then I can see why that's
    first in line - after all, Macs are the "bread and butter" of Adobe's
    customer base.

    --
    Dan
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Until Adobe releases a 64-bit version of Flash Player, you will have to
    access pages with Flash content via IE8 32-bit. See this discussion:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com...r/thread/babaa5f8-ff06-4ea2-aef6-a9416d65f981
    (Applies To Vista 64-bit, too)
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Landboy wrote:
    > I had an on-screen message last night that Adobe Flash needed to be
    > uninstalled and re-installed, which I have done, together with the
    > statement
    > that 'Adobe Flash is not supported by Internet Explorer running as in 64
    > bit
    > Windows Vista, but would be supported in IE 32 bit.
    > My machine runs Vista 64 bit with IE8.
    > Please help - is there a way around this problem?
     

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