Why can’t I install Adobe Flash Player on Windows XP

Abhishek Rai July 30, 2012
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Whenever I try to install Adobe Flash Player it says the user does not have sufficient permission to download it. I’ve tried many browsers in vain. I am the only user of this computer and I log in with the default admin account. How do I fix this problem?

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  1. gokop
    December 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    you just have an error connecting to your server

  2. Rose
    September 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    If you use Google Chrome, the flash player will work on that. (click on the multi coloured ball in the bottom tray on your screen)

  3. Kong
    August 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Hello everybody. I've tried to install adobe flash player on windows xp, but I could not finish installing. It only finished 50%, and then the error message appeared. Any one knows what I should do? please help

    Thanks in advances

  4. zafar
    August 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    i can,t installed adop flash player

  5. Reý Aetar
    July 31, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    backup what ever is stored in my document folder..then restart your computer after the bios displays information of your computer press F8 a windows menu will appear select safe mode then you will see the computer boots and an account with name administrator is created log in with that account then delet your account and create a new one ...then restart normally and try downloading everything will work fine

    • Abhishek Rai
      August 1, 2012 at 7:22 am

      thanks it actually works but still figuring out why it not installed previosly

    • Abhishek Rai
      August 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

      thanks all of you for your comments and response

  6. Janeesh VJ
    July 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    uninstall previous then install

  7. Âdil Farôôq
    July 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

    First of all check the computer clock time some time this may occur due to it and after downloading file from internet run it as an administrator hope this helps.

  8. ha14
    July 31, 2012 at 9:07 am

    i read somewhere that if your computer clock do not work properly and not synced with Internet Time Servers then download can be stopped?

    Also if you had previous Flash insalled then uninstall
    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

    Progress bar hangs during download / Unable to connect to server / Unable to download metafile
    http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#main-pars_header_4

    • Ange
      December 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks a lot! I had the same problem but syncing my clock solved the problem for me.

  9. ferdinan Sitohang
    July 31, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Your account actually not the real administrator account, your account is having an administrator access. So if the message is like what you said, you need to turn on administrator account from "Computer Management(start->control panel->administrative tools->computer management)" go to "Local Users and Groups->Users". After that you will see "Administrator" account. Right click on it and then "Properties" -> Uncheck Account is disabled -> click OK. Right click again in administrator account -> Set Password. IF you already finish, go to the installer file, right click on it and "Run as", choose administrator and insert the administrator password. then its done

    • abhishek
      July 31, 2012 at 7:19 am

      ferdian i use default admin account and have all the admin rights.also i am the only user of my computer and never created any account. previously i was able to download it but this time cant

      • ferdinan Sitohang
        July 31, 2012 at 9:48 am

        Can you post the original message of the error? Thanks

  10. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    July 31, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Did you uninstall the previous version of Flash Player on your PC?

    • abhishek
      July 31, 2012 at 7:20 am

      yes but again still no installation

  11. Mike
    July 31, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Do you install Flashplayer from your hard drive or do you select "open" when the download box appears? The latter one could cause such a problem.

    I suggest to download Flashplayer again and then run (double-click) the file form the location you saved it.
    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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