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    Skylark commented  · 

    Adobe flash site should recognize a properly configured system; it should tell you what browser and processor (32-bit or 64-bit) you're using. You the have a screen for downloading/updating to the correct version shown to you for your simple action. Firefox users will be getting the Shockwave Flash plugin, not the standard Flash plugin that is used by IE and others.

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    Skylark commented  · 

    To Fred Bittel:

    You must have a non-IE Flash version already installed, or the Adobe auto-system update checker isn't reading your setup correctly. Uninstall ALL Flash instances on your system (plug-ins or stand alone utilities). Login to adobe.com and go to Flash update; it should come up telling you what version you need, including what browser you use and processor type (e.g. 32-bit or 64-bit), it will be all set to download/update.

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    Skylark commented  · 

    The why is quite simple, as I said in my previous comment to the "other" Anonymous. If you want to run a well operating system, the user MUST keep drivers and programs/utilities updated; if you have a good program that properly checks for new driver/utility/program updates and tells you, you'll be ahead of the game to begin with...doesn't take much time... Not updating regularly with the most recent versions makes your system much more likely to crashes, lockups, poor performance, as well as much less secure.

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    Skylark commented  · 

    I teach for all ages and find a simple explanation that they should read popups, as they many times are telling you about product updates that they have running (generally in the background). Then explain that the need for Adobe's numerous Flash updates is for the most part security-based. If you explain to them clearly, maybe even give them a simple booklet telling them about different things to expect as normal daily occurrences, you'll find they will retain what you teach them. Filepuma isn't and shouldn't try to control the frequency of updates shown, that defeats the reason for keeping everything updated to begin with. A system that is not kept updated regularly by the user is a poorly configured one that will have more problems than worrying about update frequencies.

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