Windows Won't Allow Adobe Flash Player to Run

by Suvro Banerji

Adobe Flash Player allows you to view animations and flash movies on your Windows computer's web browser. However, your Flash Player may encounter occasional hindrances from the Windows operating system. You may notice that Flash Player is not running on Internet Explorer anymore. You can fix this issue by enabling Adobe Flash Player plug-in control on your browser, which for some reason may have been disabled by Windows.

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer from the "Start" menu.

Step 2

Click the "Tools" menu and select "Manage Add-ons."

Step 3

Locate "Shockwave Flash Object" under the list of "Disabled" add-ons.

Step 4

Single-click to highlight it and click "Enable" at the bottom under the "Settings" sub-heading.

Step 5

Click "Update ActiveX" under the "Update" sub-heading. Let the update process complete.

Click "OK." Restart computer. Your Adobe Flash Player will run properly.


About the Author

Suvro Banerji is a recent graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism where he earned a dual degree in broadcast news and political science. He began writing professionally in 2005 at KOMU-8 News (NBC) where he worked as a multimedia producer. Banerji has also interned with CNN for two consecutive years.

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