by the way this page https://www.adobe.com/au/products/flashplayer/distribution.html gives me 2 choices but I am an individual customer who just wants a standalone download for an older version not very customer friendly.
Since posting I successfully updated to v24.x by following https://forums.adobe.com/message/8842166#8842166 but it is performing poorly. ActiveX version performance is poor. Hardware is Intel Celeron 2.62 Ghz/736MB RAM /ASUS P4SP-MX / SiS 651 32MB and the old flash 10.x ActiveX player barely kept up with a 560Kb/s media stream going at 90% CPU usage. V24.x runs 100% CPU and audio is now not in sync and video runs a bit slow.This is one of the few tasks the old machine needed to do now it is unacceptable.
I will still need to try an older version with better CPU performance, so I still need links to older flash versions.
Is it possible some older processor features were dropped from latest flash player (eg dropping something like MMX instructions or optimisations for old SiS 651 adapters etc). I am not expecting great performance but it has gone from acceptable to poor because of a flash player update
Other minor issue did not detect the running portable Firefox (not surprised) so will need to manual replace NPAPI dll what are the DLL files I need to copy?