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Willi On August 21, 2018




northinmind,
#1New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 01:58:54
I just got an old emachine T3025 running. Now for some reason, I can't watch any videos on youtube. I can come here, read the screen, go other places online. Anyone got any idea? My wife went on youtube on her laptop and it worked fine. Software issue? Firewall? Any thoughts? My brain hurts. I'm too old to learn new tricks. Please help the old fart.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#3New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:06:18
Update Flash?
Willi On August 21, 2018




northinmind,
#4New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:17:54
@GTFO Said

Win XP ?

yep

@Lili Said

Update Flash?



yep.
I had Adobe flash version 6. It's up to version 10. All ok now. Also had to let add-ons run on websites after install.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#5New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:21:40
What specific problem are you having with viewing youtube? maybe it's your graphics card or something?
Willi On August 21, 2018




northinmind,
#6New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:25:07
@Lili Said

What specific problem are you having with viewing youtube? maybe it's your graphics card or something?



it was the adobe update.
i updated xp using the windows update site.
guiess it didn't include the adobe update.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#7New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:27:04
@Willi Said

it was the adobe update.
i updated xp using the windows update site.
guiess it didn't include the adobe update.


Yay, I was right *does a little dance* Glad you got it fixed
Willi On August 21, 2018




northinmind,
#8New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:31:48
@Lili Said

Yay, I was right *does a little dance* Glad you got it fixed



should have seen me dance.
i wonder why windows update don't handle adobe updates.
windows updated my other drivers.
even a magic jack update
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#9New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:35:12
@Willi Said

should have seen me dance.
i wonder why windows update don't handle adobe updates.
windows updated my other drivers.
even a magic jack update


They're made by two totally different companies, Microsoft doesn't care if you want flash on your computer or not. But Youtube usually has a message that tells you to update Flash if your version is out of date. Some people prefer not to have flash because it's a resource hog on your computer, and lots of ads use flash so if you don't have flash you don't see the ads.
Willi On August 21, 2018




northinmind,
#10New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:36:35
@Lili Said

They're made by two totally different companies, Microsoft doesn't care if you want flash on your computer or not. But Youtube usually has a message that tells you to update Flash if your version is out of date. Some people prefer not to have flash because it's a resource hog on your computer, and lots of ads use flash so if you don't have flash you don't see the ads.



crap, i hate adds.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#11New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 02:49:37
@Willi Said

crap, i hate adds.



If you use the browser Firefox you can get an add-on that blocks most ads for you.
Willi On August 21, 2018




northinmind,
#12New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 03:17:20
@Lili Said

If you use the browser Firefox you can get an add-on that blocks most ads for you.



adds, or switch browsers...........

i'm thinkin
Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#13New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 03:19:48
@Willi Said

adds, or switch browsers...........

i'm thinkin


Firefox is a great browser. So is Chrome. Both have ad blockers available. I'm guessing you're using Internet Explorer? IE is the slowest browser available. Even aside from add-ons and ad blockers, I still would recommend switching.
lefty On July 19, 2018
AKA: friendlybear





Oh, Canada
#14New Post! Apr 11, 2010 @ 03:53:53
@Lili Said

Firefox is a great browser. So is Chrome. Both have ad blockers available. I'm guessing you're using Internet Explorer? IE is the slowest browser available. Even aside from add-ons and ad blockers, I still would recommend switching.


You can also use a hosts file, like this one, to stop unwanted ads. MVPS Hosts file

What it does is redirect the browser, so that the ads never display. Speeds up the browser quite a bit.
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