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"The ActiveX control for Flash Player could not be registered."


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#1 Sploog321

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

This problem has been pestering me for a while now. I cannot install the newest version of flash player for IE8. I have already ran the flash player un-installer and tried reinstalling it manually but I get the same message. Flash Player is also not listed in the "Add or Remove Programs" list. Flash player works with all other browsers but IE8 for some reason. I do not want to use other browsers as I am quite content with IE.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:57 PM

Try updating to IE9.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:26 AM

IE9 is only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

Correct, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie .

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378

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Edited by hamluis, 28 July 2011 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:25 PM

I have gone back to IE7. When I try to install IE8 from WIndows Update, the update fails. (I still can't isntall flash to IE7 and I still get the same error message.)

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

Sounds like you have a corrupted install of windows or hardware issues such as a failing drive.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:57 PM

You don't have to use Windows Update...just download the file and install it from the desktop.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-8

After installing IE 8, please promptly install all critical updates for Windows.

Then...worry about Flash Player.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:59 PM

I have already tried installing it manually.

I have also tried all the methods from the troubleshooter link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949220


Except for part of Method E Step 1e.
I could not find the "ArchiveFileForUninstall:ArchiveSingleFile Canceled" line.

If this helps at all, the process always fails at the language pack installation.

Edited by Sploog321, 03 August 2011 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:07 PM

FWIW: You have two systems...and a thread on each about malfunctions existing now...and the mention of malware in one of the threads.

If that were me, I would make a visit to the Am I Infected forum, just to reassure myself...that both of these systems are not compromised by malware issues.

If those systems were networked, a malware problem in one possibly overlaps to the other.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

So I should post this in the malware forums? This PC was just recently cleaned of malware, but I'll do it if you think that's what I should do.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

Was the cleaning done here or at a tech shop?

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:59 PM

Here.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic401003.html/page__p__2272141__fromsearch__1#entry2272141

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:45 AM

Do you have access to a Windows XP Installation CD?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:35 PM

No.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:02 AM

Can you borrow one from a friend?




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