Adobe Flash Player
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|Tested release||188.8.131.52 (32bit) or 10.3.183.86 for Plugin-based browsers (32bit)
10.3.183.86 for IE - AktivX
The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing animations and movies using computer programs such as a web browser. The Flash Player is available as a plugin for browsers with NPAPI support (such as Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, Opera) and ActiveX support (Internet Explorer and IE shells like Maxthon).
The last version officially supported on Windows 98/ME is 9.0.289. With KernelEx you can install up to version 10.3 and the version 11.1 for not IE browsers (Opera, Firefox).
Installation and running
Use same instructions as below to install 10.1. The new Control Panel fails to launch in this version. Adobe has dropped the support for Internet Explorer 6 SP1.
System requirements of Adobe Flash Player 11 (not KernelEX)
2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks;
Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit);
Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 and above, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 and above, Opera 11;
128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
Use same instructions as below to install 10.1. The new Control Panel icon fails to launch in this version.
- 10.3.183.86 (14.May.2013) is the latest version for IE 6 SP1 Archived Flash Player versions
Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 run-time (ATL.DLL to be precise) is required in order to start Adobe Flash Player installer. If it is missing the installer will exit silently.
To install version 10.0, see editing registry info to fake OS version.
System Requirements of Adobe Flash Player 10 (not KernelEX)
Windows 2000, XP(SP2 and above), Windows Server, Windows Vista;
Intel Pentium 450MHz, AMD Athlon 600MHz processor (for Windows);
128MB or higher Graphic RAM.
Internet Explorer 6.0/ 7.0, Mozilla Firefox 2.x/3.x, Opera 9.5 or later, Chrome 2.0 or later on Windows.
Flash content is not working or quickly crashes
Newer versions of Flash depend on newer processor features like SSE. There is no known workaround unless you upgrade CPU. This may affect pre-Pentium 4 processors.
Versions 11.2 and higher not IE
The exe installer of all versions 11.2 and higher fails to run. link MSFN. Error: The INSTALL FLASH PLAYER 32BIT.EXE file is linked to missing export ADVAPI32.DLL:ChangeServiceConfig2W.
Version 11.7 - latest 11.7.700.202 (14.May.2013)
It works with Kext and the additional entry in the Kstub822.ini "[Gdi32.dll] GdiAlphaBlend". See Kext topic posts 211,215 and 216. For the installation see below "11.3 - 11.6".
Versions 11.3 - 11.6
The msi of these versions installs with an error, but the plugin works, if the browser runs with comp. mode 2k or XP. Otherwise the browser runs with comp. mode default, rename NPSWF32_11_x_xxx_xxx.dll to NPSWF32.dll in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH folder.
The msi runs fine, if you install Kext and also you have to add the winhttp.dll (XP version) to the system folder. Kext supports ChangeServiceConfig2W (see post 6). The msi is in the packages on Abobe Archived Flash Player versions.
Alternative method to run 11.2 and higher (not IE):
The replacement of the NPSWF32.dll (C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH) works as subsequent described with versions 11.2 - 11.6 (testet with Opera versions 10.1/10.63/11.xx; Firefox 3.6.28).
Replacement of your old NPSWF32.dll with the latest version will work for the Opera browser but it does not work for Firefox 184.108.40.206 - it results in this error:
The plug-in performed an illegal operation. You are strongly advised to restart Firefox.
The error message can be dismissed, but it can come back a dozen or so times in rapid succession, and it will end with firefox 2 crashing.
This indicates that the last version of the Flash player that is compatible with Firefox 220.127.116.11 / KernelEx is 11,1,102,62.
This observation was made on a win-98se system running KernelEx verion 4,5,12,0.
But is can be made to run by setting each flash ".dll & .exe" file in
(C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH with KernelEx set to Windows Xp sp2.
This does not work for IE, so you will have to use flash 10 for IE &
Flash 11+ for the others.
Also the msi of versions 11.2 fails.