Adobe Flash Player on my Windows 8 tablet.

Would like to know why we can't install Adobe Flash Player on Windows 8.  It is not offered in the Windows App Store and without I can't download the older, original versions of Angry Birds.  I have a Microsoft Surface.

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Hi Karen,

 

Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forums.

 

Based on the information, you can’t download Angry Birds on Windows RT due to issues with Adobe Flash Player.

It would be helpful if you could reply to the question to assist you better.

What happens when you search for the app in Windows Store?

 

Surface RT comes with Flash already loaded.

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows RT supports Flash only for sites that are in the so-called cv list.

For further information, refer to the article:

Flash in Windows 8

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2013/03/11/flash-in-windows-8.aspx

 

With Windows RT, you can install apps directly from the Windows Store, but you can't install desktop programs that you used with previous versions of Windows.
For further information, refer to the article:

Windows RT: FAQ

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/windows-rt-faq

You can also search for the app using Windows Store.

a. Open Windows Store. Press Windows + Q.

b. Type in the App name and search for the same.

Search, share, change settings, and more

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/charms#1TC=t1

 

Hope the information helps.

 

Let us know if you need further assistance with Windows related issues. We will be happy to help.

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I can download two Angry Bird apps from the App Store.  My objective is to enable use of the older Angry Birds, like Angry Birds Rio and the original Angry Birds.  I liked them better.  I could get them on my previous tablet (HP Touchpad).  I thought I would have no problem with the newer technology.

 

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> Would like to know why we can't install Adobe Flash Player on Windows 8. 

 

Do you have Surface Pro with Windows 8? If so, you can download the Adobe flash add-on for the desktop version of Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, browser add-ons are not supported on Windows RT.

 

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I have a Microsoft Surface tablet that uses Windows 8 RT.  Are there any plans to incorporate Adobe Flash in the future?  I can't believe I am the only person requesting this app.

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Microsoft just improved their Flash support last week:

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2013/03/11/flash-in-windows-8.aspx

 

The above blog post says that all but about 4% of websites that use Flash work in Windows RT (Flash is built into IE 10). Sounds like you've hit one of the 4%. 

 

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I have a Microsoft Surface tablet that uses Windows 8 RT.  Are there any plans to incorporate Adobe Flash in the future?  I can't believe I am the only person requesting this app.


Hello KarenOberry,

 

If the older version of Angry Birds requires you to install anything, it simply won't work on a Windows RT device. Adobe Flash is embedded in IE10 in a Windows RT device, it doesn't need to be installed.

 

About the older version of Angry Birds - are you just going to a website and trying to play it there?

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I have tried to load Angry Bird from a website because it is not offered in the Apps store.  When I do try to load it requires Adobe Flash Player.  If it's already in my programming, then why is it asking me to add it?

 

I have Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Space but the good old games like Angry Birds Rio and the original Angry Birds are not included in the Apps store.  If it was available ,we would not be having this conversation.

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Nice information but Adobe Flash is needed for many games especially from Facebook. My Vegas is needing a "newer" flash. I have a new Surface RT and flash is 11.3xxx and the newest is 11.7xxx but the update is not in the store nor available in Windows Update. Microsoft better get on the ball and write it in because I know they want to support Facebook users or we will have to jump ship to iPad (ugh) or Android tablet.

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I have the surface pro and every time I try to download it the action is not completed but it doesn't tell me why ,can you send a link where I can successfully load it ?

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You cannot download it, it's already built-in.  Just make sure you install your updates from Windows Update.



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