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System - PC - Vista - Internet Explorer 8
US Census Data -21.05 % of the population is 55. The median maximum income occurs at age 57. The median maximum wealth occurs at age 65. The writer holds that Version 10.3 is not accessable nor is it safe to use for the majority of video viewers in this age bracket.
Credentials - 1957 CALTECH computer lab Burroughs 110 to 1995 - Member of Select Committee investigating software problems with the Space Station IT system.
Give Greybeards a chance to spend their money on your advertisers - Give us Ver 9X (I already looked - It's gone) or a FP Basic. -Don't ask us to operate in an unsecured environment.
PS My personal resolution was that it is unworkable - It has been uninstalled (less than 9 seconds.)
Hi, I really don't have the time to reply to your article and comments, but will since other users may believe it.
Your example #1: The instructions for Uninstalling Flash Player and Installing any version remain the same. Not that difficult.
#2. Using the Administrator Account to Install Flash Player is required since the Installer writes to the Windows Registry (think Microsoft) Anyone that has a Computer sets up the Administrator Account first, so that should be no problem.
#3. You misunderstand the UAC/Protective Mode. This is a Security Feature that began with the Vista Operating System, when Microsoft released that edition. It simply means that before you Install any Software, you will receive a Security Warning from IE. You can allow or deny the installation. Websites that you trust can be entered into the Trusted Zone and you won't be bothered by any more IE Warnings. This doesn't come from Adobe or any other website, it comes from IE.
#3 b Adobe doesn't require you to turn off your Anti-Virus/Spyware Protection except when Installing Flash Player. You don't do this until you are offline, so you have no risk. The reason for this is many Anti-Virus Programs will block the Installation of the ActiveX Control into your browser by the Flash Player Installer. Since Flash Player works thru the browsers and the ActiveX is Microsoft's Technology, then if you want Flash Player to work, you need it and don't want any AV to block the Install. After it's Installed, you turn your AV back on BEFORE connecting back to the Internet.
#3c Technology moves forward, whether it's Adobe, Microsoft, Apple or any other Company. And when they Update, so do the Websites that use the Technology.
Now, Version 9 is still available. Many websites have moved on as I said above, so if you use that, you'll be limited. In addition, you will have lost all of the Security features that are included in most all Flash Player updates. And since you are concerned about Security, you may not want to Install that old of a version.
Hope this helps you understand Flash Player better than you did.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.. The title question deals not with whether I can upgrade to 10.3 successfully - this was done 3 times in the course of getting acquainted with 10.3 . Rather, the question addresses wether 20% of the population over 55 years of age can accomplish this. For example would your (hypothetical) grandmother be able to understand your very clear instructions? Would she be able to upgrade on her own?
I would very much like to receive a workable link to Ver 9.X. Google provides many but the several I tried led to dry holes and a redirect to Version 10.
The six forum topics that postdate mine are germain to the topic. Food for thought
When I was young I read a couplet and thought I understood what the person who wrote it meant. Now I am a septuagenarian and I see that my youthful thoughts were totally lacking in understanding. Here is the epitaph of a Revolutionary War soldier named William Caldwell.
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so you must be
Best wishes for a great life
You can easily (although not as easy as the current FP version) install FP9: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html
However, many sites will not work with outdated FP versions.
Thanks for the reply. It is heartwarming to find it is the nature of forums to try to help others. Thanks again. I refreshed my memory of the archieves by again downloading the now minus one version of the FP. As you pointed out it may not work with many sites. Correct . My judgement based on a limited number of trials on business websites, is that the Latest Ver. 10.3.X includes a block to any attempt to view the video with an earlier version.
I would like to reestablish for readers (hopefully including Adobe) the essence of the original question. Here is the flaw I am witnessing with my neighbors in in Adobe's marketing strategy.:
Meantime, I have the knowledge needed to block any traffic from the Adobe Server site unless I have a specific interest in connecting. Adobe Management - Are you listing? Recomend you review the last 100 titles on this Flash Player Forum
greybeardIT wrote:Adobe Management - Are you listing?
This is a user (tech) forum; if you want to address Adobe Management you will have to go through other channels.
I can't get the player to load in a useable version, at all. Trying to upgrade once again lands me at a screen showing what dialog boxes I'm likely to encounter - and a dead end.