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Windows 7: Where to get the real Flash Player installers?

01 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Where to get the real Flash Player installers?

I wanted to update my Flash installation, and when going to the official download page, found a serious problem, the download links that provide the official, full installers are no longer there. For those not used to it, it's this link:
Adobe Flash Player Distribution

This used to provide full downloads of all installers of Flash, but not it's no longer available. It instead offers a link to an enterprise license distribution (which of course I am not), or another to those lame "web installers" that are a disaster to use (this other link

So, my question is, where can I get official downloads of the REAL, full, offline, independient Flash Player installers? I expect to be able to download at least the latest versions of all 3 flavors (ActiveX, NPAPI and PPAPI).


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01 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1,

Adobe has been warning since early this year that they would remove the distribution site and now, as of September 29, 2016, they have done it.
I know of no other direct download sites yet.
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01 Oct 2016   #3

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


After many, many months of postponements, Adobe finally carried through with their planned, promised, and unpopular decommission of the Flash Player Distribution site.

AFAIK, there is no current, legal equivalent for the public without proper Enterprise licensing.

I guess now we'll just need watch for bundled crapware when we manually update Flash Player for Firefox and other browsers.

Perhaps someone else knows more?

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01 Oct 2016   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Clean (contains no bundled software) downloads are here:

For Internet Explorer :

For Mozilla Firefox:
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05 Oct 2016   #5

Windows 7 64bit

I think you're looking for this:

Looks like you'll need to apply for the distribution license though. You need to log in with an Adobe ID that was approved for distribution. Its easy and free. Takes a day or so.

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27 Oct 2016   #6

Win7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for the links Callender!
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