Hi, Thank you for lending a hand on this. For some reason the two files in my downloads do not have any .exe suffix but sure enough, when I did as you suggested, there appeared to be some installation phenomenon transpiring. Unfortunately though, the Flash Player program seems to be a phantom, as I cannot find it, though I suppose it's attached to the Win 2000 program somewhere. The critical issue is that when I'm on Facebook and click on a YouTube video link I still get the message that I need to go to Adobe to download the latest Flash Player.
Well I suppose at this juncture only 2% of currently operating computers are running on Win 2000--or ME or Win98. Weird, though, that the thing doesn't seem to want to engage, even after I rebooted.