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


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Adobe Flash Player 31 Final has been released today (31.0.0.108, confirmed working on Windows XP SP3)

Internet Explorer ActiveX:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.108/install_flash_player_ax.exe

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

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.108/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.108/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

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Adobe Flash Player 31 Final channel has been updated today to 31.0.0.122 (working on Windows XP SP3)

Internet Explorer ActiveX:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.122/install_flash_player_ax.exe

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

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.122/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.122/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

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On 9/25/2018 at 3:32 PM, sdfox7 said:

Beta channel for Adobe Flash Player was updated September 20 to 31.0.0.118, and is confirmed working on Windows

& http://sdfox7.com/chromexp3.htm

Hi,

I stumbled onto your page regarding updating Flash for Chrome with WinXp and followed the step-by-step instructions, attempting an upgrade from 11.2.202.235.  In the Flash Player Settings Manager, it now says "The settings on this page are not applicable to Google Chrome or chromium-based browsers (PPAPI)" and I'm not getting the 'version image' from the page, http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/.

Sadly, am not seeing an improvement over 11.2.  I tried to update it about 7 years ago and the newer version was slow to the point of uselessness.   So, here's me, stepping out again. 

Also, I have both 44 and 49 versions of chrome installed.  Should I use the NPAPI or PPAPI?

The folders you mention here (http://sdfox7.com/chromexp3.htm) are spelled slightly differently in my SP3.   Another tell-tale I've screwed up?

 

~ Andy

 

 

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10 hours ago, Andy Sethmaier said:

Hi,

I stumbled onto your page regarding updating Flash for Chrome with WinXp and followed the step-by-step instructions, attempting an upgrade from 11.2.202.235.  In the Flash Player Settings Manager, it now says "The settings on this page are not applicable to Google Chrome or chromium-based browsers (PPAPI)" and I'm not getting the 'version image' from the page, http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/.

Sadly, am not seeing an improvement over 11.2.  I tried to update it about 7 years ago and the newer version was slow to the point of uselessness.   So, here's me, stepping out again. 

Also, I have both 44 and 49 versions of chrome installed.  Should I use the NPAPI or PPAPI?

The folders you mention here (http://sdfox7.com/chromexp3.htm) are spelled slightly differently in my SP3.   Another tell-tale I've screwed up?

 

~ Andy

 

 

Andy

What kind of machine are you attempting this on? The XP machine I use is a dual-core Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM, relatively powerful for XP.

If you are attempting this on a Pentium 4 or older, the performance is likely to be poor. The Internet of today has no mercy on single core machines, especially with Flash.

As my page states, if you are using Chrome 44, you should use the NPAPI plug in.  Due to changes in Chrome 45, you should use the PPAPI plug in for Chrome 45 and newer.

This transition began back in January 2014 with Chrome 32.

You can learn more about the NPAPI deprecation in Chrome 45 + here: The Chromium Projects: NPAPI deprecation: developer guide

I have done this process successfully on many Windows XP machines. If it isn't working for you, you may need to review the steps to make sure you didn't miss anything.

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11 hours ago, sdfox7 said:

As my page states, if you are using Chrome 44, you should use the NPAPI plug in.  Due to changes in Chrome 45, you should use the PPAPI plug in for Chrome 45 and newer.

This transition began back in January 2014 with Chrome 32.

You can learn more about the NPAPI deprecation in Chrome 45 + here: The Chromium Projects: NPAPI deprecation: developer guide

I have been using 44 and 49 and they are both installed.  Only 22.0.0.209 is recognized on either.

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I have done this process successfully on many Windows XP machines. If it isn't working for you, you may need to review the steps to make sure you didn't miss anything.

Still can't get either Chrome or Firefox to recognize the update.  Only Windows Control Panel indicates it's installed.  The old Firefox plugin is completely gone.  The following probably partly explains why this didn't work:  I can't find the folders you've indicated should be there.  The post-install folders on my XP Pro, SP3 are very similar to the ones on your page but not quite the same.  Like minus a sub-folder or two, for instance.  This folder and file are there: 

"C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash folder. Right-click on the file called pepflashplayer32_31_0_0_122.dll"

This "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\49.0.2623.112\PepperFlash" is missing.  I got "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application" and dropped in the pepflashplayer.dll and manifest.json .   

Flash substitute for Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/playflash/?src=api

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17 hours ago, Andy Sethmaier said:

I have been using 44 and 49 and they are both installed.  Only 22.0.0.209 is recognized on either.

Still can't get either Chrome or Firefox to recognize the update.  Only Windows Control Panel indicates it's installed.  The old Firefox plugin is completely gone.  The following probably partly explains why this didn't work:  I can't find the folders you've indicated should be there.  The post-install folders on my XP Pro, SP3 are very similar to the ones on your page but not quite the same.  Like minus a sub-folder or two, for instance.  This folder and file are there: 

"C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash folder. Right-click on the file called pepflashplayer32_31_0_0_122.dll"

This "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\49.0.2623.112\PepperFlash" is missing.  I got "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application" and dropped in the pepflashplayer.dll and manifest.json .   

Flash substitute for Firefox:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/playflash/?src=api

If any of the sub folders are missing, you MUST create them, and then place the files in the appropriate folder. It will not work if any of these folders are missing.

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@Andy Sethmaier

By the way, you don't need an "extension" to install Adobe Flash Player for Mozilla Firefox. Indeed, since Firefox support has been dropped for XP, I wouldn't count on extensions continuing to be made available.

To install Flash Player for Firefox, simply download and run the NPAPI installer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe

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New release of Adobe Flash Player 31 came today: 31.0.0.148 (working on Windows XP SP3)

Internet Explorer ActiveX:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.148/install_flash_player_ax.exe

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

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.148/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.148/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

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New out-of-cycle release of Adobe Flash Player 31 came today: 31.0.0.153 (tested/working on Windows XP SP3 and XP x64 SP2)

Internet Explorer ActiveX:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.153/install_flash_player_ax.exe

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

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.153/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/31.0.0.153/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

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On 11/16/2018 at 4:59 PM, i430VX said:

Also Confirmed working on XP x64 SP2!
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Since when was there a 64-bit plugin?

Starting IE in 64-bit mode, it also runs the 64-bit plugin. Cool!

Does Microsoft Office work on 64 bit XP? I think I recall the failure of Office to work on XP being a major turnoff.

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16 hours ago, sdfox7 said:

Does Microsoft Office work on 64 bit XP? I think I recall the failure of Office to work on XP being a major turnoff.

I know office 2010 (x86 I beleive) can be installed on XP x64 by spoofing the windows version. I wouldn't see why older versions wouldn't work.

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