Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Sever 2003 or Server 2008 (and Internet Explorer)
The Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash Player allows you to view interactive web content like Youtube, games, business presentations, entertainment and those things we all adore so much – advertisements. The package includes only the Flash Player and is a stand alone installation. You can download the file to install at a later date or use it to reinstall the player on a fresh version of Windows. The single download package makes it much easier to troubleshoot problems and you don’t have to go through the active download process each time you need to install the player.
Technically, this is a Flash Player ActiveX Control. It will only play the file through your Web browser (Internet Explorer). If you want to view downloaded flash and shockwave content at another time, you will need the Shockwave and Flash Player (Complete Standalone Installer).
Note: this version is for Internet Explorer running on Windows (including Windows 7). For the Firefox release, see here. If you are having trouble with the error message ‘Cannot find the file flash.ocx’, this download should fix the issue. For more details see our guide on how to fix the ‘Cannot find the file flash.ocx’ error.READ MORE