I solved my own problem:
I use windows 7 and this is my solution.
The file I needed, the stand alone swf player is called: flashplayer_11_sa_32bit - this is the player i needed.
I accidently found this site:
and found I only needed one of these 4 files (the one above in paranthesis) . I then tested it and when it worked, I placed this stand alone program in with my Adobe CS5.5 folder but in a seperate folder. Then I made an association to it with my SWF files. I rightclick on SWF file, I choose OPEN WITH and locate the new file I just put into the new folder in Adobe. I put it in with Adobe so it will not get lost.
, Now when I double click on a SWF file, the Flash program opens and I can play my swf file. However i am leary of updating it because though I run a 64 bit program it runs perfectly.