I am having the same problem with the latest update of flash but i use windows 7 with ie 10. I posted my question almost an hour ago and i am the only one that has replied to my own problem. Good luck
Sadly, Adobe does not have older installers ...
Why do you say that? Every Flash Player back to version 2 is available at http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html