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After installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 9, videos on Facebook don't play. Whenever I try reverting to an older version of Flash Player, I am just forced to update to the latest version.

I've read online that Flash Player 11.3 is not compatible with Windows 7 64-bit and IE9. This is my exact setup! How can I get Facebook videos working again?

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Can you describe what happens in more detail? Does the video get stuck as "Loading..."? Does it respond when you click the play button? ... I am also using IE9, Flash Player 11.3, and Windows 7 64-bit. But I am not experiencing this issue. Try disabling hardware acceleration. –  iglvzx Jul 9 '12 at 3:49
    
i can see the play icon and the pevious image but when i click its blakc screen on the embed video on the news feed ... that is pretty weird, im tryinh to install and older version of flash BUT I CAN'T this is getting crazy, the dont let me install and older version anywhere on the web ... ;( –  Melanie Jul 9 '12 at 20:31
    
not previous image preload image* sorry my english is not perfect –  Melanie Jul 9 '12 at 20:33
    
if you have a link where i can install an older version of flash without having to go threw adobe it would be great, like that they wont ask me to install newest version ... and then i could see if thats the problem or not –  Melanie Jul 9 '12 at 20:34
    
Did you try disabling hardware acceleration? See the link in my first comment. This may be related to your graphics drivers. –  iglvzx Jul 9 '12 at 20:35

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To downgrade Flash, first follow the following steps for uninstalling version 11.3:

  1. Download the official uninstaller.

  2. Close all browsers.

  3. Execute the uninstaller.

  4. Reboot your computer.

  5. Delete the following files and folders (if they still exist):

    %windir%\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
    %windir%\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
    %windir%\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerInstaller.exe
    %windir%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash
    %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
    %appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player
    
  6. Visit Archived Flash Player versions and download version 11.2 or lower.

  7. Unzip the downloaded archive.

  8. Run the installer.

  9. When prompted, choose Notify me to install updates or Never check for updates to prevent Flash from updating automatically to 11.3 again.

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Flash 10.3 is recommended for a fully patched version. 11.2 has a couple more features, but also has some outstanding security holes. So, features or security? (take your pick!) –  Bob Jul 12 '12 at 1:05

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