Installing Flash Player for FireFox under Windows 8

Well this is a bit strange, I need to install Flash for Firefox, but Windows 8 seems to be against the idea. I go to the Adobe site, download the installer, run it, but get an error about the Metafile and then my download is actually deleted.

I download the installer again, Run as Administrator, the installer starts, but it’s deleted again and I still don’t have Flash installed.

If I go to IE10, Flash is playable. What the hell is going on here?

I’ll just add this to the ever growing list of things I don’t like about Windows 8. But, there is a way to get around this – download the full Flash install.

Instead of using the Stub Installer, I downloaded the Full Install and was able to get it to work.

Go here – and click the Download button. This is the Flash Player 11.7.700.169 (Non-IE) Flash Player 11.7.700.169 (Non-IE). I don’t know why I couldn’t get this off the Adobe site, but it wasn’t working out for me. This method seems to work correctly.

Now with Firefox 20 I can play videos off of YouTube again.

This is extremely odd and frustrating.


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