One day, out of the blue, I couldn’t seem to play embedded flash on the web. An error insisted I needed to install the correct version of flash. I proceeded to do so, but the install kept failing. Somehow I inherited a damaged windows system registry. I did some research and found a solution.
If you are having this issue, give it a try.
- During installation, you see the error message “Failed to install. For Troubleshooting please see: http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_19166.”
- Your Flash Player installation finishes with no error, but you cannot view Flash content in Internet Explorer.
- Some sites tell you that you do not have the correct version of Flash Player, even though you have installed the latest version.
- Some sites tell you to reinstall Flash Player, but after you do so, you see the same message.
- Make sure you are logged into a Windows Administrator account. If you are not, you will not be able to use SubInACL.
- Download SubInACL from the Microsoft Download Center.
- Follow the installation instructions. Make sure you install SubInACL (subinacl.exe) to the directory C:Program FilesWindows Resource KitsTools.
- Download the reset_fp10.zip file.
- Open the fp10.zip file and extract the reset_fp10.cmd file to the directory C:Program FilesWindows Resource KitsTools.
Both this file and SubInACL (subinacl.exe) must be in this directory.
- Double-click reset_fp10.cmd. A command window will open, and SubInACL will run.
Do not use the machine while SubInACL is running.
- After SubInACL finishes, you will see a prompt “Press any key to continue”.
- Install Flash Player from the Flash Player download page.
- To confirm that your installation succeeded, visit the About Flash Player page. At the top of the screen, you should see a message that reads “Adobe Flash Player Successfully Installed.”