How to Install Flash Player 11

By Jason Artman

In 2011, Adobe released a beta version of its upcoming Flash Player 11 plug-in for Web browsers. Adobe Flash Player powers YouTube and other streaming-video websites, and this beta version features enhancements such as the ability to render complex 3-D graphics. Although the Flash Player 11 beta is intended primarily for software developers, end users can also install the beta to see how it performs with current websites. Install Flash Player 11 on your computer to test this beta product.

Step 1

Navigate to the Adobe AIR and Flash Player Incubator website at Click the "Download the Flash Player Incubator" link on the right side of the page.

Step 2

Click the "Download Active-X for Windows --- for Internet Explorer Only" link to download Flash Player 11 for Internet Explorer, or click the "Download Plug-in for Windows --- for All Other Browsers" link if you prefer another Web browser. Save the file "flashplayer_inc_debug_ax_051211.exe" or "flashplayer_inc_debug_plugin_051211.exe" to the desktop.

Step 3

Double-click "flashplayer_inc_debug_ax_051211.exe" or "flashplayer_inc_debug_plugin_051211.exe" when the download is complete.

Step 4

Click the check box to indicate that you have read and agree to the license agreement for Flash Player, and then click the "Install" button. Windows installs Flash Player 11. A blue status bar allows you to check the progress.

Step 5

Click "Done" when Windows is finished installing Flash Player 11.