Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Can not see Install button in Adobe Flash Player download page - solution

This post's subject may be obvious and trivial to most of the people, but I for example searched the solution with the title from this post as a search phrase (and couldn't find help)... Really, I just could not see the install button what the instructions told me to click!

But the solution was easy, I found it eventually by mistake: in Windows 8.1, you can not install software, or in this case you can not even see the install button, unless you are using the Administrator's account!

So, just change the user from guest/kids/family/etc to your Admin user, browse to Adobe Flash Player download page and you will see the big yellow "Install now" -button.

Windows 8 does not load web sites correctly - solution

I recently started using a Windows 8 laptop, and installed the suggested Windows 8.1 version in to it. For a brief moment everything seemed to be fine, until I noticed that from time to time some web sites did not load at all or loaded only partially, like the CSS styles were missing or some Flash content was missing. The web site loading succeeded randomly: the same site could load nicely after first reload but not anymore after second reload.

I spent hours trying to diagnose the problem and finally found the solution: change or add the DNS servers from your network card settings to use Google DNS servers. Crazy, I know, but it worked for me.

What is really strange is that I already had the Google DNS servers in my wireless D-Link router's settings. This was not enough on my Windows 8.1 laptop, I really had to add the DNS servers directly to the wireless network card settings! Maybe someone could explain to me how this can change the situation, I mean, what is the effective difference between DNS settings on the router and on the network card, if the servers are same (other than just the value location)?