flash player does not install. I have opera and firefox. Installation does opera only

I cannot get flash player to install for firefox 3.0.8.  Using Flash 10 palyer, it installs for IE7 and opera.  Not firefox.

When I execute the install, it shows the install complete for opera but only does (or attempts) uninstall for firefox.

Suggestions?
bobsocksAsked:
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bobsocksConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I found the solution myself.
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bobsocksAuthor Commented:
Nope.  Saw that, tried it.  Did not help.  Thanks
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war1Commented:
Hello bobsocks,

1-) Close all firefox windows
2-) Go to Taqsk Manager, CTR+ALT+DELETE, find firefox.exe and close it.
3-) Now install Flash Player ;)

Hope this helps!
war1
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bobsocksAuthor Commented:
Thanks, war1

Already done that so many times my fingers are numb.
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war1Commented:
Does firefox.exe pop up in Task Manager after you delete it?

Something is keeping Firefox up.  Temporarily disable all addons and then close FF again. Verfiy firefox.exe is not in Task Manager. Install Flash.
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bobsocksAuthor Commented:
war1

firefox.exe does not appear after I delete it.  It is not in the process explorer list either.

So firefox not running.  Install flash.  The popup says install ol.

But when I execute a page (adobe test page) with flash, the message is 'you need to install flash'.

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bobsocksAuthor Commented:
So maybe it does install but it sure does not work.

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war1Commented:
If using Vista, do the following
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2153/vista_adobe_flash_player/

Make sure all other browsers are closed when install Flash for Firefox.
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bobsocksAuthor Commented:
using xp.  

all browsers closed.

flash works fine on ie and opera.  Just firefox has the problem with install and/or operating.

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war1Commented:
In Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Contents tab.  Make sure javscripts and Java are selected.
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bobsocksAuthor Commented:
war1

all selected.  and popup blocker off

thanks

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bobsocksAuthor Commented:
Looks like the 'shockwave flash' plugin has to be enabled. Problem of flash working goes away when it is enabled.  Really poor error messages.  The message was 'flash needs to be intalled.'

Maybe the original problem should have been

firefox reports flash not installed. But it is and will not work.

instead of

flash player does not install.  I have opera and firefox.  Installation does opera only
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