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Posted on 2014-10-21
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Hello everyone,

Have a small problem.
I'm currently studying for a LT: test for the F.D that I work for and I was given a program on a CD that have videos that run on flash.
When I run it on my PC, no problem, when I try to run it on my Windows Surface RT it says that there are no apps installed to run the program.
I tried to install flash and no joy so far.
I ran it on my friends Windows Surface Pro2 and it runs not problem.

Before I waste a lot of time on this I would like to know if this is a short coming of Windows Surface RT that it will not run flash.

came across and article that said that Windows RT dose not support plug-ins, not sure how old the article was, but can't see a Windows device not running flash, right?

Any help would be great as right now studying is my priority...

Thank all.
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by:McKnife
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Windows RT can run flash. Your program however does not run on RT or some subcomponent of it does not run. It's simply another processor architecture.
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by:noad
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so why can't I run this flash based program?
any ideas?

Remember I was able to run it on Surface Pro 2...
is it not the same?
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McKnife earned 250 total points
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No, Surface 2 PRO is x64 architecture - not the same. Your program won't run.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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The surface rt uses an arm processor the surface pro uses an intel x64 processor.. you can't run the program on your ipad or android tablet either
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