13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2015 8:41 AM by rwinburn
littleseras Level 1 (0 points)

I recently had to buy a new HD and reinstall with 10.5.8. (My Macbook is a 2007).


Since reinstalling, I downloaded Chrome, which I use for work.

Every time I navigate to a page containing flash, it says that "Flash has been blocked because it is out of date", and prompts me to download the newest version. Following the link, I download what Adobe tells me is the latest. (10.3), and am still met with the errors. I have tried reinstalling chrome multiple times, but have never had this issue on any computer except my Mac, which I'm told are notorious for not liking Flash very much. I will be x-posting this to Chrome's forums as well, but was hoping someone else had the issue I have.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    Download version for Mac OS X 10.4-10.5 is the plug-in supposedly intended for Leopard. Later versions require Snow Leopard or later.

  • littleseras Level 1 (0 points)

    That's the one! I've downloaded it about 3 times now, and every time I visit a site like Youtube, Facebook, or even Apple's site, I get a notification that Flash has been blocked because it is out of date.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    That sounds like a site problem, not a problem with the plug-in itself. The solution is to upgrade OS X so you can run later versions of the Flash plug-in.


    If you need to purchase Snow Leopard you can still purchase a copy from Apple's online store's telesales agents.[1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753) or Customer Service and Sales Support at 1-800-676-2775.] Ask for a Sales Representative.


    Third-party sources for Snow Leopard are:


    Snow Leopard from Amazon.com

    Snow Leopard from eBay


    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store.


    If you need to purchase Lion call 1-800-692-7753 or 1-800-676-2775. Ask for a Sales Representative. They will check your Apple ID, and email you a code and instructions.  The cost is $29.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download.

  • littleseras Level 1 (0 points)

    I was reading about upgrading to SL, but I've been met with tons of postings saying that the older 2007 Macbooks cannot run it as it doesn't have enough processing power. I would hate to invest money into this and have it not work...


    It used to work absolutely fine until I was forced to put in a new HD and set up OSX again.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    Oh, that's utter nonsense! The older MBs can run Snow Leopard without any problems. Just follow these instructions:


    How to Install OS X Updates Successfully


    A. Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions:


    Boot from your current OS X Installer disc. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button. Then select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. After DU loads select your hard drive entry (mfgr.'s ID and drive size) from the the left side list.  In the DU status area you will see an entry for the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive.  If it does not say "Verified" then the hard drive is failing or failed. (SMART status is not reported on external Firewire or USB drives.) If the drive is "Verified" then select your OS X volume from the list on the left (sub-entry below the drive entry,) click on the First Aid tab, then click on the Repair Disk button. If DU reports any errors that have been fixed, then re-run Repair Disk until no errors are reported. If no errors are reported click on the Repair Permissions button. Wait until the operation completes, then quit DU and return to the installer. Now restart normally. 


    If DU reports errors it cannot fix, then you will need Disk Warrior (4.0 for Tiger) and/or TechTool Pro (4.5.2 for Tiger) to repair the drive. If you don't have either of them or if neither of them can fix the drive, then you will need to reformat the drive and reinstall OS X.


    B. Make a Bootable Backup Using Restore Option of Disk Utility:


    1. Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
    2. Select the destination volume from the left side list.
    3. Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
    4. Check the box labeled Erase destination.
    5. Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
    6. Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
    7. Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.


    Destination means the external backup drive. Source means the internal startup drive.


    C. Important: Please read before installing:


    1. If you have a FireWire hard drive connected, disconnect it before installing the update unless you will boot from this drive and install the update on it. Reconnect it and turn it back on after installation is complete and you've restarted.
    2. You may experience unexpected results if you have installed third-party system software modifications, or if you have modified the operating system through other means. (This does not apply to normal application software installation.)
    3. The installation process should not be interrupted. If a power outage or other interruption occurs during installation, use the standalone installer (see below) from Apple Downloads to update.  While the installation is in progress do not use the computer.


    D. To upgrade:


    Purchase the Snow Leopard Retail DVD.

    Boot From The OS X Installer Disc:


    1. Insert OS X Installer Disc into the optical drive.
    2. Restart the computer.
    3. Immediately after the chime press and hold down the "C" key.
    4. Release the key when the spinning gear below the dark gray Apple logo appears.
    5. Wait for installer to finish loading.
    6. Follow onscreen instructions.


    E. If updating:


    1. Download and install update(s) 
    2. Use Software Update, or
    3. Download standalone updater(s).
  • littleseras Level 1 (0 points)

    That still leaves my main question unanswered. Why then, if I was running Flash on Leopard flawlessy on my previous HD would switching HD's and reinstalling from the same Leopard disc I started with suddenly cause Flash to be incompatible?

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    I can only assume that your reinstallation of OS X is defective in some way. For example, did you correctly partition and format the new hard drive? Did you reinstall Leopard from scratch or restore a backup?

  • littleseras Level 1 (0 points)

    The HD was bought new, and I installed leopard from a 3rd party purchased disc. I assumed it would automatically partition itself the way Windows does upon installing, but I could easily be wrong.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    No, that's not quite how it works. Most all hard drives are supplied already prepped for Windows, not for Macs. You need to do the following:


    Drive Preparation


    1. Boot from your Leopard Installer Disc. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button.  When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.


    2. After DU loads select your hard drive (this is the entry with the mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Note the SMART status of the drive in DU's status area.  If it does not say "Verified" then the drive is failing or has failed and will need replacing.  SMART info will not be reported  on external drives. Otherwise, click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.


    3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions from the drop down menu to one. Click on the Options button, set the partition scheme to GUID then click on the OK button. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed.


    4. Quit DU and return to the installer. Install Leopard per the onscreen instructions.


    You can now try installing the proper Flash plug-in for use with Leopard and see if this doesn't solve your problem.

  • littleseras Level 1 (0 points)

    Husband confirms he did do that. (He did the installing, not me.) I'll try snow leopard this week, but odds are I'm just retiring the 2007 whitebook as my brother is gifting me his 2010 with the purchase of his new mb pro.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,726 points)

    Ha! I like that solution much better.

  • billcaywood Level 1 (0 points)

    This entire conversation should be deleted off the internet.

  • rwinburn Level 1 (0 points)

    2015 same story, Multiple flash out of date/reinstall tango


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