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I always check the version number installed before I update Flash by looking in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash folder. Before yesterday's update an old version of Shockwave was still installed, there was a Shockwave folder alongside the Flash folder in \Macromed\. After the update, the \Shockwave\ folder was gone and an empty \Temp\ folder in it's place.

I assume Adobe uninstalled Shockwave with the latest Flash update.

As for Java, I never installed it. As far as I can see, the only thing I am missing are the emojis and features like Bold and Italic lettering in my Yahoo e-mail account. One less security hole to worry about.

 

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The Shockwave files should be in the \System32\Adobe folder.
Mine are all still there.
:)

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27 minutes ago, Dave-H said:

The Shockwave files should be in the \System32\Adobe folder.
Mine are all still there.
:)

I checked and I don't have a \System32\Adobe folder.

My XP installation dates back to 2013. I never installed or updated Shockwave so I think my Shockwave installation is the one that came with XP. I am in the habit of checking the Flash version number before letting Adobe update it by eyeballing the actual files. After the most recent Flash update the Shockwave files and folder were gone from the \Macromed\ folder where Flash is installed.

Adobe bought out Macromedia AFTER XP was released right?

I think of the \Macromed\ folder as the legacy default installation directory for Shockwave and Flash.

 

 

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Ah, if you never actually manually installed Shockwave, that would explain why you don't have that folder.
I'm not sure when Macromedia was taken over by Adobe, but I would be surprised if it was before 2001 when XP was first released.
I assume Adobe have always kept the Flash installation folder named Macromedia for backwards compatibility, in the same way that some of the Java folders are still named "Sun" many years after they were taken over by Oracle.
:)

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re: Difference between Shockwave and Flash Player:

https://helpx.adobe.com/shockwave/kb/shockwave-player-faq.html#main_3

Basically, you're "kind of" right about Shockwave and "games", although my grandkids (several years ago) played games on PBS Kids website that were apparently Flash (?) games. On spare XP computers, mind you (not on MY computer, kids!)...

And the result was the same re: Macromedia folder contents, but BOTH entries exist in Add/Remove, so I can't really definitively vouch for existence of both (busy cleaning up junkware).

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Hey! Good to see you around, @submix8c! You have been missed! :hello:

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Mostly private matters - hoping I (and especially my wife) will still be around for my 50th Hi-School Alumni party in August. "Still Alive And Well" - J. Winter

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On 5/30/2019 at 6:21 PM, submix8c said:

@sdfox7 - I assume that this method still works for Flash v32.0.0.192? http://sdfox7.com/chromexp2.htm

@submix8c yes indeed it does. I've not been on the forums much over the past two months as I just took on another business in addition to my night job, so I've been extremely busy working out of the house.

If anything urgent comes up you can message me and I should receive an e-mail notification.

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Posted (edited)

Where's @Bersaglio?

I assume we can just change "192" to "207" in the links below. I'm about to give it a try anyway.

On 5/14/2019 at 3:09 AM, Bersaglio said:

Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.192 207 has been released today (confirmed working with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2)

Internet Explorer ActiveX:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.207/install_flash_player_ax.exe

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

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.207/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.207/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

Edit: Apparently works fine. (Avast did scan "plugin-container.exe" for me, but didn't find any malware!)

Edited by Mathwiz
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Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.223 has been released today (and should work with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2)

Internet Explorer ActiveX:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.223/install_flash_player_ax.exe

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

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.223/install_flash_player.exe

Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI:

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.223/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

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I've been offered Java 8 Update 221 on Windows 10.

No offered update on XP as yet, but when I checked the offline installers download page, there is only version 221, no version 222.

Have they stopped offering dual versions like they used to, I can find no trace of 222 anywhere?

:dubbio:

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