How to Update Adobe Flash

By Tim Mammadov

Adobe Flash Player is a web-based content playback software used to display interactive webpages and Flash animation. This program is used in webpage development to enable users to fill interactive forms or enjoy complex graphics. You can update your Flash Player at any time by downloading the new version from Adobe. However, you need to uninstall the old version completely to make sure that the new one will install correctly.

Step 1

Close all browsers and open only the one that you will be using.

Step 2

Download the Flash Player uninstaller from Adobe (see Resources). Double-click the downloaded file to execute it and follow the step-by-step prompts of the uninstallation wizard to remove Adobe Flash Player from your hard drive completely.

Step 3

Go to the Adobe Flash Player download webpage (see Resources) to get the latest copy of the software. Click the "Agree and install now" button.

Step 4

Click "Save File" in the confirmation pop-up, navigate to the location on your computer where you want to save the file and click "Save."

Step 5

Double-click the saved file and follow the step-by-step prompts of the installation wizard to install the new version of Adobe Flash Player.

Tips & Warnings

  • To download Adobe Flash Player for a web browser, follow the instructions using that browser.
  • In the Internet Explorer browser, click "Install" after clicking the "Agree and install" button in Step 2. The player will be installed automatically.