1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 7, 2015 7:55 AM by maria__

    How to install previous version of adobe flash player


      I need to install a previous version of adobe flash player for Windows 8.1. How can I do this?

        • 1. Re: How to install previous version of adobe flash player
          maria__ Adobe Employee

          Hi jennyc34901026,


          If this is for Internet Explorer: as of Windows 8, Microsoft embeds Flash Player in Internet Explorer and all updates are released by Microsoft via Windows Update.  Therefore, to revert to a previous version would require uninstalling the 'Internet Explorer Update for Flash Player' (or similarly named update) from your system until you get to the version you need.


          A list of all Internet Explorer Updates for Flash Player is listed here Microsoft Security Advisory 2755801.  Each update contains a KB number which corresponds to the update installed on your system. 


          If this is for a non-IE browser:  Run the Flash Player uninstaller Uninstall Flash Player | Windows and then download the version you want from the Archived Adobe Flash Player versions.


          Please note that running older versions of Flash Player is not recommended due to older versions not containing any security fixes implemented after the release of that version.  Also, several browsers block older, non-secure versions of Flash Player.  Therefore, even if you install an older version you may not be able to use it.