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#1 devilus

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:22 AM

Today I updated the flash player for Firefox. It was 15,7MB before. After updating the displayed size in control panel is 157MB (see picture).

 

Is this a known bug with some programs in XP?

 

Attached File  Flash Player_cr.jpg   16.32KB   0 downloads

 

 


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:21 AM

I have the same problem.



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:15 AM

XP is unsupported...so any question regarding "known bugs" for updates that relate to software installed...cannot be investigated/verified other than via Google or the website of the software developer, IMO.

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:51 AM

XP is unsupported...so any question regarding "known bugs" for updates that relate to software installed...cannot be investigated/verified other than via Google or the website of the software developer, IMO.

 

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You're right hamlius. We all know that. But I couldn't find any info by googling. I just wanted to share the problem in hope to find a few XP users knowing about this issue or it's cause or some people with some experinces with this bug. Maybe just to know I'm not alone.

 

We have to use this forum while it's still there. :)


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:07 PM

I still dual-boot XP/Win 7 :).

 

The chances of any "new" XP problems is probably quite high, considering that software developers are not considering it at all in the development of new products or updates.

 

Old, documented problems...yes, those are still available for "old solutions".

 

But the Firefox forums would probably have more info/documentation than anyone if were a widespread problem.

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:23 PM

The problem is more related to XP than to Firefox. There is a similar problem with Flash Player ActiveX installation as well (Please see my attachment. Could it be really 104MB?). How much is yours, please?

 

By the way, I mostly don't 'update' softwares like these (Flash, Java etc.). First I uninstall them completely. Deleting all leftovers I can find (registry entries, folders..) Sometimes using their Uninstallers. And then I install the latest one. So it couldn't be an update problem.


Edited by devilus, 26 April 2016 - 07:29 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:23 PM

My install, per the list in Add/Remove Programs, reflects no size data for Flash Player.

 

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 01:55 PM

hamluis, on 25 Apr 2016 - 9:23 PM, said:

My install, per the list in Add/Remove Programs, reflects no size data for Flash Player.

 

Louis

CCleaner I'm using also doesn't display any install size for Flash Player unlike Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

 

I've found the following links:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20040709-00/?p=38493

 

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20130724-00/?p=3723

 

I don't trust Microsoft anymore  :) .

 

Thanks anyway.


Edited by devilus, 26 April 2016 - 04:09 AM.

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