6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2011 4:35 PM by ERH1962
ERH1962 Level 1 (0 points)
I have Safari 5.0.4 installed my version of flash player is 10,1,102.64 the Adobe website say this is what they detect they also say I need version 10.2.152.33 do i have to uninstall the old version or just download the newer one

iMac 27" 3.2 i3 ATI Radeon HD 5670/1TB/12GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)
    Hi,

    Try a site that requires the Flash plugin like YouTube.

    If you need the 10.2 you should be prompted to download the file there.







    Carolyn
  • powerbook1701 Level 3 (565 points)
    well, I know everyone has their own opinion on flash player. If you need it, you need it. My understanding is that flash player "should" be uninstalled first before updating. Depending on what version you have installed, sometimes you will find and Adobe Flash Player uninstaller in your utilities folder (deposited by your last install of flash player if you downloaded the dmg file from Adobe). On rare occasions, Apple has included a flash player update (built into something else), but only on occasion.
    The benefit from using "the latest" version of flash player is that you get the security updates built into that version. Depending on your risk factor, you will have to decide to update or not. At some point, if you do not update for a long time, you will get prompted by a site that needs that latest version to run it's content properly. Note, if you are running a PPC machine, you only have archived versions available..
  • ERH1962 Level 1 (0 points)
    if i understand corectly if not prompted to update i realy dont need to update to latest ver. note I have not ever downloaded anything from adobe only the flash player included in safari i just thought the update or me installing flashplayer that i would load pages faster thoughts?
  • powerbook1701 Level 3 (565 points)
    all depends on your situation. The "latest" versions of flash player include security updates. If you have not installed, then only an Apple update which came at some point in the past (whenever they decided to put one in) updated your player.
    What version are you at now?
    http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)
    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/865/cpsid_86551.html#prob1=uninst,os=m10.6,

    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.
  • ERH1962 Level 1 (0 points)
    adobe detects my player is (see my orig post)