can not reload older version of flashplayer.
Why not - what happens when you try?
P.S. you can download any previous Flash Player version from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
Another P.S. even if you reinstall 11.5.502.146, it will eventually update to 11.5.502.149 via automatic background update. You will have to disable automatic updates if you don't want them.
On the other hand I have updated several XP and 7 machines today, and I did not experience any such problem.
Trying to install an older version I got a message something to the effect that a newer version is available and program does not install. By hunting around the support areas on Adobe I did find a page that noted that if for some reason the new version did not work an older version was archived and a link.. so I did find an older version that would load.. of course I had to find a Zip program to unzip the file and it did try the same message ... there were 2 unzipped versions - only one worked but I do now have a working version albeit of Flash Player.
I googled for WindowsXp freezing and found a number of bulletin boards/forums that discussed solutions - which were pretty much what I did. Typically it happened after installing a new or updated program. No reasons were mentioned as to why or what was happening and the solutions of starting in safe mode, uninstalling, restoring, chkdsk are all sort of hit and miss... if one doesn't work try another... with the final solution being reload windows.. of course my version came installed and I don't have a backup disk so I imagine that would be another day or two of total frustration... so I guess I will avoid trying to update the flash player as long as possible. I have my system set up to only allow updates I have confirmed.
Thanks for your prompt response.
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