Pages not updating internet explorer
When the installed version is old, it tells you what the latest version is for your browser/OS. The bad news is that it punts on the Chrome browser and IE on Windows 8.
In both cases it says that Flash should be updated automatically, so fuggedaboutit, you're fine.
If you end up installing the same version again, I’d expect the chances to be even higher that everything will be as you left it.
And hopefully, this process has resolved (or at least altered) whatever problem it was that caused you to want to reinstall Internet Explorer in the first place.
While “up there” is so exceptionally vague as to be meaningless, it does at least imply a difference in altitude: the device in front of you sits, conceptually, lower than remote servers or services on the internet.
Thus data is copied “down” from those servers to your machine.
They even have a third tester page they call Flash Player Help (also available via insecure HTTP).
(A power-off shutdown also includes resetting the hardware to a known initial state as well.) More information: Why do so many tech support solutions start with “reboot” or “turn it off”?
Go back to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Turn Windows features on or off, and in there, download (v.) is the act of copying data from a remote server to your computer or device.
Conceptually, servers on the internet, or in “the cloud“, are viewed as being “up there” somewhere.
The version history below lets you judge just how old a given instance of the Flash Player is and how many bug fixes its missing.
OTHER ADOBE FLASH TESTERS Adobe has a second un-named tester page at adobe.com/swf/software/flash/about/flash About_info_that displays the installed version number in a huge font (also available with insecure HTTP). But, that's all it does, there is no indication of whether the installed version is current or not.