Adobe Flash Player Update Manual Download

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by Martin Brinkmann on June 22, 2012 in Software - Last Update: December 03, 2012 - 11 comments

Adobe Flash Player Manual Download

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You may know that Adobe has implemented an auto-updater to its Flash Player that is running as a service, Adobe Flash Player Update Service, and a scheduled task in Windows' Task Scheduler. This is the same basic method that Google uses to update its various programs on the system.

When you look at the scheduled task, you will notice that it has been set to run once per day if Flash Player has been configured during installation to install updates automatically when available. You can alternatively configure the update method to only check for updates and notify you when an update has been found, or to not run at all on the system.

If you have configured Adobe Flash Player to not update automatically, or if you know of an update and want to apply it right away, you could head over to Adobe's website to download the latest version and update the application this way.

Or, you can use the internal updater to update Flash right away. To do that you first need to make sure that the web browser that you are updating the plugin for is closed. Keep also in mind that you can't update Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 10 if the native Flash application is used instead of an external plugin.

The commands that you then need to run are the following (first Internet Explorer, then for other web browsers).

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  • C:WindowsSystem32MacromedFlashFlashUtil<version number>ActiveX.exe -update plugin
  • C:WindowsSystem32MacromedFlashFlashUtil<version number>Plugin.exe -update plugin

You find the actual file name in the C:WindowsSystem32MacromedFlash directory so make sure you go there firs to use the correct file name.

I also recommend that you only run the tool when you know that an update is available as you will trigger a re-installation of the current version of Adobe's Flash Player on the system otherwise.

Karl Horky who came up with the method to force Flash Player to update has made available a batch file as well that you can use to update both versions of Flash effortlessly. Check out his blog for details on how to create and use it.

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Forcing an update of Adobe Flash from the local computer has several advantages over downloading the installer from the Adobe website. You first do not need to download two installers if you want to update both the Active-X version and the general browser version of Flash. This can also be helpful if for whatever reason the Adobe website is not available at the time of writing, or if the update has not posted on the site yet.

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Use this step-by-step guide to troubleshoot Adobe Flash Player installation issues on Windows 7 and earlier systems. Find links to helpful resources to help solve Adobe Flash Player problems.

Having trouble installing Adobe Flash Player? Identify your issue and try the corresponding solution.

1. Have you checked if Flash Player is already installed on your computer?

2. Are you being asked to close the browser?

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On Internet Explorer, the installer needs to close the browser to proceed with the installation.

Follow these instructions.

Also, if an application is using an already installed version of Flash Player, the Flash Player installer can't run properly. In that case, close all open applications and try again.

3. Have you checked if Flash Player is enabled in your browser?

For Internet Explorer, see Enable Flash Player for Internet Explorer.

For Firefox on any OS, see Enable Flash Player for Firefox.

For Safari on Mac OS, see Enable Flash Player for Safari.

For Google Chrome, see Enable Flash Player for Chrome.

For Opera, see Enable Flash Player for Opera.

4. Are you getting errors containing ActiveX issues?

Disable ActiveX filtering for Flash Player to work properly.

See How to turn ‘ActiveX filtering’ on or off in IE9, IE10, and IE11.

5. Did the installer start installing?

The Flash Player installer should prompt you to begin installation after the download is complete. If it doesn’t, you can start the installer directly from your Downloads folder.

  1. After downloading Flash Player, close all browsers.
  2. Locate the Flash Player install file. Unless you have specified otherwise, the file is saved in your Downloads folder.
  3. Double-click the installer file to begin the Flash Player installation.

For more assistance on locating downloaded files, see Find a file that you have downloaded and Download files from the web in Microsoft Help.

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6. Are you getting permission issues?

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After installing Flash Player, everything works correctly until you restart your computer. After you restart, web pages ask you to install Flash Player again.

See How do I fix Windows permission problems with Flash Player?

7. Is the Flash Player installer not launching?

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You may need to update your operating system so it is compatible with the digital certificate (sha256) of the installer. The following operating systems require updates:

  • Windows XP If your operating system is Windows XP and is running Service Pack 2 or below, please upgrade to Service Pack 3.
  • Windows Vista If your operating system is Windows Vista SP2, download the update for your operating system from Microsoft Support.
  • Windows Server 2008 If your operating system is Windows Server 2008 SP2, download the update for your operating system from Microsoft Support.

Still having problems?

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If you are still having trouble installing Adobe Flash Player, try downloading the installer:

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