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Having some trouble installing Adobe Flash Player on your PC? Well, one of the most common problems encountered with this freeware is the issue with permissions. If you see that you are having this type of problem, then we have the corresponding solution for you. Take note that this guide is for systems running on Windows 7 and earlier, and will not work for those running on Windows 8 and later versions.

When you have some permission issues with regards to the Adobe Flash Player, you will occasionally encounter certain scenarios, such as:

  • Not being able to register or other permissions error during the  installation process
  • A cycle of continuous problem after successfully installing Flash Player, where everything works properly until you reboot your computer, where web pages will ask you to install the software again
  • The Flash Player working fine for administrator accounts, but is not available when you log in under a standard Windows account

While Adobe is still working on complete solutions to address these issues with their installers, they have, nevertheless, provided us some steps to fix them in the meantime.



  1. Install the Adobe Flash Player.
  1. If you cannot install Flash due to a permission error or registration failure, download the SubInACL Installer from Microsoft.
  1. Install the file and note the install location.
  1. Download the attached file named “reset_fp.zip” file and then extract the reset_fp.bat file to the SubInACL folder that is created in the previous step. At this point, the subinacl.exe and reset_fp.bat files should be in the same folder. To be able to see the file extensions, make them visible in the Windows Explorer settings.
  1. If you have Windows Vista or 7, right-click on the “reset_fp.bat” file and select “Run as Administrator”. If you have Windows XP, you should make sure that you are using an administrator-level account before double-clicking.
  1. You will then see a window appearing and text going by, which is part of the process that should take only a few seconds to complete.
  1. Restart your computer to complete the installation process.

If you were not able to install the Adobe Flash Player at the start of this process, make sure you do so now. Restart your PC and verify that Flash is working properly. Also, take note that if an application is using a version of Flash Player that is already installed on your system, the installer cannot run properly, so make sure you close all open apps before starting anything.

For more useful information about the Adobe Flash Player for Windows, browse through this page.

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