thanks for your help, although still having issues. it shows me an error
when I try to download the older version, telling to go to provided link to
get latest and greatest version.
Do you know why?
It would help us troubleshoot if you can provide a bit more information. What kind of computer do you have and what operating system are you running? Which browser are you using? Can you provide a screenshot of the prompt you receive when you try to download an archived version of Flash Player?
In the meantime, try these tips. Do you have a newer version of Adobe Flash Player already on your computer? You can use the "Check Now" button at the top of this page to find out: Flash Player Help. If do have a newer version, uninstall it and restart your computer before attempting to download the older version.
Reverting to a previous version of Flash Player is covered in some detail in this tutorial: How do I revert to a previous version of Flash Player? There are also directions on performing a clean install, which sometimes helps solve issues encountered when trying to download.
Finally, are you using Google Chrome as your browser? Chrome automatically updates to the newest version of Flash Player. Instructions for how to work around this are touched on in the above tutorial. You can also check out this document: Flash Player with Google Chrome.
Please let me know if any of these steps solve your issue.