1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 22, 2014 9:54 PM by Mike M

    Flash Player 10 processor system requirement discrepancy


      http://www.ehow.com/info_8526453_flash-player-10-system-requirements.html says that Flash Player 10 on Windows computers requires "a Pentium 4 processor running at 2.33 GHz or an Athalon 64 2800+ processor."


      However, http://www.downloadatoz.com/essentialware/adobe-flash-player/what-is-system-requirement-of -adobe-flash-player-10_g.html says:
      "System Requirements of Adobe Flash Player 10:
      • Windows 2000, XP(SP2 and above), Windows Server, Windows Vista., Macintosh OS X, Linux
      • Intel Pentium 450MHz, AMD Athlon 600MHz processor (for Windows);...(for Mac)"


      My question is: which of those two articles is correct as to what Adobe published as the Pentium processor system requirement for Flash Player 10?


      I see that this question was previously asked on this forum but was never answered, and that the processor system requirement for Flash Player 10 is no longer on Adobe.com

        • 1. Re: Flash Player 10 processor system requirement discrepancy
          Mike M Level 6

          Flash Player 10 is no longer supported and hasn't been for more than two years. Adobe no longer maintains a listing of system requirements for it since they do not recommend using it on any system that is connected to the Internet, because there are numerous security vulnerabilities with 10 (which have been addressed in newer releases, like 11, 12 & 13).


          I've spent hours trying to find any of the old documentation for versions like 9, 10, or 11, and they simply don't exist. Wikipedia (taken with a grain of salty, naturally) shows that Flash Player 11 was the first version to make a Pentium processor a minimum requirement, but even that doesn't specify a P4.


          Either way, unless you have an extremely old, and extremely slow computer, (ie: single core, less than 1gHz, less than 512mb RAM) Flash Player 10 should install and run, but again, it isn't recommended, as it leaves you vulnerable to attackers.