I have gone through all the step by steps and ensured that adobe flash is enabled (it was before I even checked) but whenever I go to use it I have an error code saying it's disabled. I've turned pc on and off again etc but seem to have hit a wall. Help!
If you have Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703), Microsoft implements Flash click-to-play, by default, on a per-site basis. Microsoft does NOT provide the ability to enable Flash Player on all sites. More information is available at https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/12/14/edge-flash-click-run. To find out if the version installed, go to Settings > System > About. If it has Version 1703, try the following:
The latest Windows 10 "Creators Update" introduces click-to-play behavior for Flash conotent.
You can find a workaround here: Adobe Flash Player issues with Windows 10 (Microsoft Edge)
If that doesn't work, here's my generic advice for IE and Edge:
First, confirm that ActiveX Filtering is configured to allow Flash content:
You can try to work around these issues by using Compatibility View:
If that is too inconvenient, using Google Chrome may be a preferable alternative.