I installed Windows Vista Ultimate last weekend, and like many people I found that the flash player did not work on many sites including YouTube etc.
Well, the good news is I think I have the fix that many of you have been looking for:
- Navigate your way to:
- Computer >
- C: Drive >
- Windows >
- System32 >
- Macromed >
- Right-click over the file ‘Flash9b.ocx’ and chose ‘properties’.
- In properties choose the ‘security’ tab > Click on the ‘everyone’ account or your own Windows account profile, and the button called ‘edit’ and then tick the box called ‘allow full control’ and also choose your own Windows local account name to have full control.
- Repeat this process for the file ‘FlashUtil9b.exe’.
- Once you have done this for both files run the ‘FlashUtil9b.exe’ file and it should install and update, the computer will then tell you to restart. Do so and you should find that YouTube and other sites that use flash now work.
Note: if you have files with different file names i.e. FlashUtil9f.exe or FlashUtil9c.exe – the same practice still applies as shown above.
Update: March 22nd 2007
For those of you who are still having a little trouble, try this additional list of instructions:- thetechangel.com/blog/2007/03/22/update-adobe-flash-windows-vista-fix/
Update: October 23rd 2008
Now that Flash Player 10 is out, users may find this posting much more relevant: thetechangel.com/blog/2008/10/adobe-flash-player-10-fix-for-vista-xp/
Note added [15.09.2008]:-
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