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Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions - Macromedia Flash Player

We are preparing distribute Flash Player 8 through SMS 2003 and currently testing the licensed msi. When I installed Flash Player 8 on my system with Flash Player 7 already installed, Flash player 8 installs as a separate application rather than upgrading flash player 7 to 8. I'm pretty sure this is happening because macromedia changed the name of flash player 8's ocx file to 'flash8.ocx', from 'flash.ocx'. We prefer not to have both versions installed on systems that already an earlier version. Does anyone know a way to get player 8 to upgrade version 7 and earlier through the ...

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    Default Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    We are preparing distribute Flash Player 8 through SMS 2003 and currently
    testing the licensed msi.
    When I installed Flash Player 8 on my system with Flash Player 7 already
    installed, Flash player 8 installs as a separate application rather than
    upgrading flash player 7 to 8. I'm pretty sure this is happening because
    macromedia changed the name of flash player 8's ocx file to 'flash8.ocx', from
    'flash.ocx'. We prefer not to have both versions installed on systems that
    already an earlier version.

    Does anyone know a way to get player 8 to upgrade version 7 and earlier
    through the msi we want to push out?

    P

    papasweets Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    I thought it was supposed to upgrade older versions.
    Have you have any luck pushing it via SMS? I've been trying for 3 days and
    have gotten nowhere. The MSI has a package def but it stil bombs. The support
    has been pretty bad so far.

    ukjoe Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    I have not resolved how to get it to upgrade the older version but I have been
    able to deploy it through SMS successfully. It just installs as a separate
    flash version. I pushed the package to several systems with flash player 7
    already installed, opened different flash sites and confirmed that it DOES run
    the newer version 8 by default.
    I'm actually about to advertise the package companywide. It would be nice to
    remove the previous versions but that isnt a priority right now.

    At what point is the package bombing for you through SMS?

    papasweets Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    Hi All,

    I have encountered this also. It does not upgrade the product, installs Flash
    8 along with 7. I have even edited the Flash 8 MSI supplied by Macromedia and
    added upgrade codes to support our version of Flash 7. Nothing, still does not
    un-install 7 but installs side by side.

    I have scripted to Flash 8 install and added a detect and remove mechanism to
    the script. It 1st checks if Flash 8 is installed, then checks for earlier
    versions of flash (in our org this will be either 6 or 7). If they are
    detected, then they are uninstalled...then flash 8 is installed.

    I deployed via SMS, seems to work well. A couple of machines were rebooted
    automatically to complete the Flash 7 uninstall, so I added REBOOT=NOREBOOT to
    the msiexec syntax.

    Deploying as we speak...

    Rgds

    Nick E

    Nick E Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    Really? We are about to deploy Flash 8 this morning at 10am...Any chance I could get that altered msi from you? We'd definitely postpone it if we could deploy this as clean as possible.
    Let me know.
    papasweets Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    Hi there,

    try to create a reg file with this keys and after publishing FP8 into a
    machine try do aply this Reg file to see if it fixes the problem.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{6D5 140C1-7436-11CE-8034-00AA0060
    09FA}]
    ="IServiceProvider"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{6D5 140C1-7436-11CE-8034-00AA0060
    09FA}\NumMethods]
    ="4"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{6D5 140C1-7436-11CE-8034-00AA0060
    09FA}\ProxyStubClsid32]
    ="{B8DA6310-E19B-11D0-933C-00A0C90DCAA9}"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A6E F9860-C720-11D0-9337-00A0C90D
    CAA9}]
    ="IDispatchEx"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A6E F9860-C720-11D0-9337-00A0C90D
    CAA9}\NumMethods]
    ="15"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A6E F9860-C720-11D0-9337-00A0C90D
    CAA9}\ProxyStubClsid32]
    ="{C5598E60-B307-11D1-B27D-006008C3FBFB}"



    [bogos] Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    Hi,

    The extra files are ok -- or can be deleted. ActiveX only registers and
    uses one version of Flash Player at a time. The old file is essentially
    leftover, but not in use for Internet Explorer or any other
    applications.

    If you have steps to reproduce any issues with the MSI installers, or
    you wish to make a feature request, please report them to the bug form
    at:

    [url]http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform&product=11&6213=5[/url]


    thanks,
    Emmy Huang
    Sr. Product Manager, Flash Player
    Macromedia, Inc.

    Note:
    To license the Flash Player installers for intranet deployment, please
    complete the online license here: [url]www.macromedia.com/licensing[/url].

    Emmy Guest

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    Default Re: Flash Player 8 does not upgrade earlier versions

    I am also trying to get it pushed out with SMS 2003 but no luck so far. I have
    also writen a vb.net script that runs after the install and just deletes the
    old flash.ocx file. Could you please send me the chnages you made to the MSI.
    Any help would be great.

    Jim Reed


    jdreed520 Guest

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