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Adobe Flash, Shockwave, and Oracle Java on XP (Part 1)


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2 hours ago, dencorso said:

However, for those wanting old-fashioned sha1 Digital Signatures that can be validated by Windows XP, the direct download links are those below:

Internet Explorer ActiveX:
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.134/install_flash_player_ax.exe

Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier):
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.134/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.134/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

... as usual. :yes:

@dencorso

Your point  is valid, but only for the time being. Please read on: 

I have decided to get away from posting direct links to specific versions of Flash Player, because these Adobe links quickly become broken / disabled after the next one or two immediate updates.  So I now use the generic links. 

It is fine to put links for specific versions, but it is important to recognize that people referring to these posts and attempting to download using these links in the future will be unsuccessful.  So, our posts with direct links for specific versions well eventually break. 

For example, the direct links in this post by @Bersaglio no longer work:

https://msfn.org/board/topic/174085-newest-adobe-flash-and-shockwave-and-java-too/?do=findComment&comment=1150533

Even the links for the relatively recent 29.0.0.171 release from May 2018 no longer work:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/29.0.0.171/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/29.0.0.171/install_flash_player.exe

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/29.0.0.171/install_flash_player_ax.exe

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10 hours ago, dencorso said:

However, for those wanting old-fashioned sha1 Digital Signatures that can be validated by Windows XP, the direct download links are those below:

Internet Explorer ActiveX:
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.134/install_flash_player_ax.exe

Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier):
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.134/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.134/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

What you posted is what I'm more familiar with from posts by Bersaglio ... IE ActiveX and NPAPI . These flash downloads can be confusing to me. I guess these newer downloads are still working with a Pentium M processor ... I show MMX, SSE and SSE2 with CPU-Z.

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16 hours ago, sdfox7 said:

Your point  is valid, but only for the time being. Please read on:

Most people are not even aware that each of the three types of flash player installers come in two different flavors:
(i) one signed with sha256 (which XP considers invalid because it does not know how to authenticate, despite their being OK), which can be downloaded from the links you posted;
(ii) another signed with sha1 (which XP does authenticate as OK), from the links @Bersaglio used to post and which I have posted this time, since he didn't. Those links change with every new version, but are easy to create by hand once the version number of the latest release is known.
However both flavors of installers have the same payload, for each one of the three existing types of flash player.
Now, those who find what I just said confusing or do not know what I'm actually talking about may as well ignore it totally, since it's just a daetail of little importance for most of us, except for those affected by supermegaueberparanoid (me included, in this case) tendencies, and want to validate the installers before use, without having to make use of a Vista+ machine just for that. That's all there is to it, :angel

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On 6/15/2017 at 2:13 PM, sdfox7 said:

The full installers are always located at http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/xx.x.x.xxx/install_flash_player.exe (where xx.x.x.xxx is the version number of the Flash Player build)

Unfortunately, Adobe has caught on and started blocking these older installer links by using ROBOTS.TXT. 

Your best bet is to download the older installers from Adobe's archive page: Archived Flash Player versions

It's inconvenient because you have to download all of the installers for all operating systems, but it's better than nothing.

It's not practical for me to archive all of these on my FTP, especially since Flash is still supported on XP. However, I did archive the installers for 19.0.0.245 on my FTP, because that's the final version that runs on XP SP2: http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp2/flash19/

I wanted to provide an update to my post from last year. It appears that the Flash Player installers are again functioning on XP SP2.

Previously, the installers newer than 19.0.0.245 would silently close when attempting to run them. It must be related to SHA1 or SHA2.

Adobe's solution last year was to simply update to XP SP3: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9346257#9346257

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On 6/8/2018 at 3:26 AM, Monroe said:

There was a new version of Shockwave Player 12.3.3.203 released on or around May 22, 2018.

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Latest version is now 12.3.4.204. Not sure when it was released.

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2 hours ago, Mathwiz said:

Latest version is now 12.3.4.204. Not sure when it was released.

According to FileHippo (Technical tab), it was June 12, 2018;

same thing is suggested by the vendor themselves at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/shockwave/release-note/release-notes-shockwave-12.html

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Last Published: June 12, 2018

 

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New release of Adobe Flash Player has been released today (30.0.0.154, confirmed working on Windows XP SP3)

Internet Explorer ActiveX:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.154/install_flash_player_ax.exe

Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): 

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.154/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/30.0.0.154/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

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30.0.0.154 seems to have an issue on FF 52.9. Adobe's "check Flash version" page shows this:

RoyTam's Basilisk 52 for XP does the same thing, but IE 8 looks correct:

Edit: Whoops, what happened to the images?

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On Chrome Portable 49 the version box popped up unreliably for many months, then went missing altogether for many months.  I've had to right-click in the general area (where the box would normally be) in order to see the version number displayed.  You can do the same with this new box (right click on "version information").

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14 hours ago, Mathwiz said:

30.0.0.154 seems to have an issue on FF 52.9. Adobe's "check Flash version" page shows this:

RoyTam's Basilisk 52 for XP does the same thing, but IE 8 looks correct:

Edit: Whoops, what happened to the images?

 

14 hours ago, bluebolt said:

On Chrome Portable 49 the version box popped up unreliably for many months, then went missing altogether for many months.  I've had to right-click in the general area (where the box would normally be) in order to see the version number displayed.  You can do the same with this new box (right click on "version information").

@Mathwiz @bluebolt

If you are experiencing issues with the standard Flash test page (https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/), please try the legacy HTTPS site (https://adobe.com/software/flash/about) or the legacy HTTP (not secure) (http://adobe.com/software/flash/about).

I use the legacy sites for my older Windows 95/98/2000 systems with Internet Explorer 5.0/Internet Explorer 5.5 and never experience any issues.

--> On newer systems the above legacy links will revert/redirect to the standard https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/ !

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I am pleased to announce that I have tested the first beta for the next major release of Adobe Flash Player 31. It is tested and working on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome 49, and Mozilla Firefox 52.9.0 ESR.

It was released on August 8, 2018: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html

Internet Explorer ActiveX: 
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe

Mozilla Firefox NPAPI, and NPAPI for Google Chrome 44 and older: 
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 to 49 PPAPI:
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

Old version uninstaller:
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe

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