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IE 9 UAC prompt, w/ Adobe Flash

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So I install the new IE 9 final version on my 64 bit 7 machine.  Now, whenever I get to my first page that uses Adobe Flash, I get a UAC prompt to run Adobe Flash. Do I really need to provide UAC with credentials to run Flash?
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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Yes, because for Flash to install, it requires it to make changes to your computer.  Programs that make changes to your computer require permissions to run as Administrator, which they are not granted automatically.
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by:pcrequest
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Flash is already installed.
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I'm getting prompted every time to allow the content to run, though Flash was already installed with version 8.  Practically every couple minutes I have to grant UAC to run Flash.
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Are you prompted every time it runs?  In order for it to run inside of IE9, it would have to register itself as a plug-in for IE9 ... to see it once would not be uncommon, but you should not see it more than once.
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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That's not normal, and not a bug generally with IE9, as mine has had no such trouble.
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by:pcrequest
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I uninstalled Flash Active X.  Visited Adobe, and was directed to their Adobe Flash Player "Square" Preview Release.  Installed this.  No more UAC prompt.  Speedtest.net's flash-based bandwidth test works. http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ doesn't display anything.  Better but still weird.
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A thought ... you are using IE9 64-bit, then?  Try running the 32-bit version (or download it if you downloaded 64-bit) ... 64-bit is still not fully supported, endorsed, or recommended by Microsoft, as many add-ins (including Flash) do not exist for the browser.  The "Square" preview is a "beta" version of a 64-bit version of Flash Player.
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Hmmm.  Seemed like IE 9 64 bit was my only option.  It seemed fully recommended at least.  While browsing today, I was prompted to install Flash.  Odd since I've done that already (the 10.3 beta). I installed it and it later showed as 10.2.  I uninstalled 10.3, and all seems good now.  The other day I was trying to install the 10.2, but Adobe's site kept sending me to the beta.
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I believe that Microsoft's download app detects you're running a 64-bit OS, then offers you the 64-bit download, when in fact, the 32-bit version has always been their main browser.  (Even in Windows 7x64 with IE8, there are both 32-bit and 64-bit IE's, but only the 32-bit should be the default.)

Make sure you're opening the 32-bit by going to Start, All Programs ... you will see two IE's listed ... open the one that does not say 64-bit.  I suspect the 64-bit download would include the 32-bit version, but I can't confirm that until I get home on my 64-bit machine.
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A 32 bit version did not install.
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i don't see a 32 bit version installed.
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