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#11675 6-Feb-2007 09:10
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I have the most annoying problem.

The ActiveX control for Adobe Flash Player randomly disappears from 'Programs and Features' and from IE7's managed add-ons.

If I go to a web site that uses Flash, I get a message saying 'you need Flash player, click here for the plugin'.  The link takes me to the Adobe trigger page, which says the ActiveX control is installed.

I've been using the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller to remove the ActiveX control fully, then I've reinstalled the plugin again, which seems to work -- for awhile at least.

As I said, it is completely random. Rebooting or closing IE7 doesn't seem to cause it to 'disappear'.

Any suggestions?  Or anyone read about an issue similar to this?

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#59838 6-Feb-2007 09:40
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Have you tried the reset option for the browser settings, restart and then installing again?



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#60024 7-Feb-2007 17:45
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I've been reading (and posting to) the Adobe forums, and there are a lot of people experiencing this issue.

The Adobe Flash Player hasn't done its disappearing trick since I uninstalled J2SE Runtime Environment.

Is anyone running Vista with the lastest versions of the Adobe Flash Player and Java Runtime quite happily???



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  #60031 7-Feb-2007 18:19
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I am running them all with no issues

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#60066 7-Feb-2007 22:04
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No problems here Smile. Although to be honest, this install of Vista is less than 24 hrs old.

Still waiting for drivers from Creative for my Audigy 4 Cry


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#60570 12-Feb-2007 21:09
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Ya know what?

It would seem that performing a Disk Cleanup on Downloaded Program Files caused this 'phenomenon'.  Yell

I'm not sure whether this setting is ticked by default.

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