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Can't download flash player?

  • I am using a windows XP and the latest version of Opera. I keep trying to download Adobe Flash Player, but the download keeps failing. I used the troubleshooting page and it told me I probably don't have Flash Player enabled. I was instructed to go to "opera://settings" and search Flash and from there enable it. However, when I search "Flash" nothing appears.

  • I keep trying to download Adobe Flash Player, but the download keeps failing

    How?

    I was instructed to go to "opera://settings" and search Flash and from there enable it. However, when I search "Flash" nothing appears.

    Opera 36, the latest version of Opera with support for XP, didn't have that section yet. You cam go to opera://plugins to see if you have the correct Flash installed.

  • Welcome to a thread of mine in the Lounge, "Windows XP".

    Myself, I am notified in Firefox when the player gets outdated, and I download it from there.
    Is it possible there's a glitch in Opera considering the stuff?
    I mean after the download it installs and works as it should do. (Java does too!)

  • I keep trying to download Adobe Flash Player, but the download keeps failing

    How?

    I was instructed to go to "opera://settings" and search Flash and from there enable it. However, when I search "Flash" nothing appears.

    Opera 36, the latest version of Opera with support for XP, didn't have that section yet. You cam go to opera://plugins to see if you have the correct Flash installed.

    I go through the Adobe Flash Player installation, and once it's almost finished installing it says "installation failed" and has me click finish. Which then, I'm redirected to a page with a link to the "help" page or the flash player "troubleshooting" page.

    I checked on opera://plugins and there is no flash player plug in. How can I get the plugin?

  • Welcome to a thread of mine in the Lounge, "Windows XP".
    Myself, I am notified in Firefox when the player gets outdated, and I download it from there.
    Is it possible there's a glitch in Opera considering the stuff?
    I mean after the download it installs and works as it should do. (Java does too!)

    I can try downloading Firefox and see if the download works on there.

  • I go through the Adobe Flash Player installation, and once it's almost finished installing it says "installation failed" and has me click finish.

    Your thread's title says you can't download it, :confused:

    My plugins page lists three relevant items: a Shockwave Flash (v.23), Adobe Reader, and "Shockwave for Director"; all three active.
    ...Couldn't find any updating settings here now not enabling the advanced settings (maybe they're there, I didn't check), I didn't tinker any further - it's fine here with me (games play, videos.. ahem.. appear). I mean it could be relevant to some automatic update.

  • Okay, so I downloaded the Firefox browser, attempted to download Adobe Flash Player, got the "Installation failed" message, and I went to the troubleshooting page again. From there it had me check my plugins for "Shockwave Flash" and change it to "Always Activate." I only have a "Shockwave for Director" I changed that to "Always Activate" to see if it made a difference, but it did not and I received the "Installation failed" error message once again.

  • Unfortunately the plugin for Firefox will not work in Opera - but at least you'd know if Flash is still supporting XP or you need to find an older version.

  • I go through the Adobe Flash Player installation, and once it's almost finished installing it says "installation failed" and has me click finish.

    Your thread's title says you can't download it,
    My plugins page lists three relevant items: a Shockwave Flash (v.23), Adobe Reader, and "Shockwave for Director"; all three active.
    ...Couldn't find any updating settings here now not enabling the advanced settings (maybe they're there, I didn't check), I didn't tinker any further - it's fine here with me (games play, videos.. ahem.. appear). I mean it could be relevant to some automatic update.

    I can't install Adobe Flash Player, excuse me for using a similar word.

    On my Firefox plugin page, I only have the Adobe Reader and "Shockwave for Director" I don't have the "Shockwave Flash" plugin.

  • Unfortunately the plugin for Firefox will not work in Opera - but at least you'd know if Flash is still supporting XP or you need to find an older version.

    I wasn't trying to use the plugin for Firefox in Opera. I downloaded Firefox to see if I got the same problem as I was with the Opera browser.

    And I don't have the Flash plugin on either browser anyway.

  • Obviously the problem is that I don't have the flash plugin on any browser I use, so I'm needing to know how to obtain the flash plugin.

  • Unfortunately the plugin for Firefox will not work in Opera - but at least you'd know if Flash is still supporting XP or you need to find an older version.

    Let's get a thread of its own, or move ourselves to that one of mine, but the thing is my Opera 36 installation has not ever had any trouble at all with any plug-in Flash included. Moreover, it got me an impression it somehow connects with - all that.
    I mean Opera never asking for anything, just working, then Firefox time to time - updating stuff -- etc. Working.
    Even Java.
    Maybe I'm blessed :angel:

  • Unfortunately the plugin for Firefox will not work in Opera - but at least you'd know if Flash is still supporting XP or you need to find an older version.

    Let's get a thread of its own, or move ourselves to that one of mine, but the thing is my Opera 36 installation has not ever had any trouble at all with any plug-in Flash included. Moreover, it got me an impression it somehow connects with - all that.
    I mean Opera never asking for anything, just working, then Firefox time to time - updating stuff -- etc. Working.
    Even Java.
    Maybe I'm blessed

    That's great, but telling me yours has never had problems, doesn't exactly help me now does it?

  • Obviously the problem is that I don't have the flash plugin on any browser I use, so I'm needing to know how to obtain the flash plugin.

    First you need to make sure you have some basic Adobe installation on your system itself. It might be governing certain stuff considering plugins. Make sure it is valid and up-to-date. And compatible!

    Then you need to have the latest COMPATIBLE browsers with your system respectively: Opera 36 and Firefox 52.
    Besides, is your system itself "up-to-date"? I mean it is XP, however, there were service packs, security updates; drivers, too...
    Make sure your anti-malware software doesn't block anything. Which is it?
    Do you have the administrative privileges on your system? Most important stuff properly installed? System not messed up, drivers in place? Browsers installed regularly all right?
    If you have any kind of "system performance" or "system efficiency" software, it can mess things up without consulting you, by the way.

  • Being pedantic (and off-topic), it's Firefox 52 ESR that you should have now on Windows XP, not Firefox 52, which is out of date.

    OP, have you tried installing Flash with the standalone installer, rather than using the online routine?
    You can get the latest PPAPI plugin here.
    Try running that and see if it installs if you haven't already.
    :)

  • I go through the Adobe Flash Player installation, and once it's almost finished installing it says "installation failed" and has me click finish.

    So you are running Flash installer e the installation is failing? If so then it's not an Opera problem.

    Obviously the problem is that I don't have the flash plugin on any browser I use, so I'm needing to know how to obtain the flash plugin.

    Download it from here and install it in your computer. Remember that you will need to install different versions of Flash for Opera and for Firefox.

  • As I said, I would really recommend using the standalone installer, rather than using the normal Adobe website option, if you've been having problems.
    :)

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