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Windows 10 and Flash Player on shared computer

I recently downloaded and installed Windows 10 onto my shared, Windows 7 computer. There are two accounts on that computer, mine and my wife's. After upgrading, my wife's "half" of the computer refuses to recognize that Adobe Flash Player is installed and demands that I download and install it. Yet, when I try, Adobe's website insists I already have it, and of course I do. My "half" of the computer works just fine -- no problems with Flash Player. What gives?

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I think this is right.

In reply to: Windows 10 and Flash Player on shared computer

Since each user has a "profile", each browser is customized for each user.

Flash Player is a plug in so what you noted should happen.

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Windows 10 and Flash Player

In reply to: I think this is right.

I thought Flash Player was pre-integrated into Windows 10. In any event, how do I now plug Flash Player into my wife's profile? Your help will be appreciated. Tks.

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It wasn't here.

In reply to: Windows 10 and Flash Player

I keep a bog standard W10 laptop at the office for testing. And no Flash here.

As to plug in Flash on the other account, you log in there and repeat what you did to get it working in your account.

Remember, it's not an app but a plug in. And since each account has it's own Web browser profile, plugins are per user.

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