Older Flash Player .exe files?

9xer

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I want to download either FP 8 or 9 for Win2K Pro, and they MUST be .exe files; if I try to run other file types it never works, and quite frankly I'm at the end of my rope messing with them. I sure hope you guys can help...any ideas?

PS; Adobe doesn't archive any of their older versions in .exe format, and OldApps no longer has FP downloads of any sort.
 

kenrivers

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If you have downloaded and unzipped the files you could try looking in the folder labeled "r42" which is the "fp8_archive" folder. Try executing this file: flashplayer8rd42_win.exe. If I am not mistaken that would be the last release of Flash Player 8. If that doesn't work you can try the flashplayer8rd42_winax.exe file (ax = Active X).
 

kenrivers

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Here is a link to Adobe's archived Flash Players (8 is included in the list) http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
You will need to scroll down the page a bit to see (under Older Archives). You are correct it, is not archived in an .exe format. This link http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=winzip&rpp=10&searchtype=downloads&filter=licenseName%3D%22Free%22%7Cos%3D17%7Cplatform%3DWindows&filterName=licenseName%3DFree%7Cos%3DWindows+2000%7Cplatform%3DWindows will take you to some free "unzipping" programs.
 

9xer

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Thanks Ken, but I've already went that route and got thoroughly frustrated. The thing I hate about zip files is that they always seem to unpack like half a dozen different files; I'm not a computer whiz, I have no idea which one of those files I'm supposed to run to make it work.
 

kenrivers

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If you have downloaded and unzipped the files you could try looking in the folder labeled "r42" which is the "fp8_archive" folder. Try executing this file: flashplayer8rd42_win.exe. If I am not mistaken that would be the last release of Flash Player 8. If that doesn't work you can try the flashplayer8rd42_winax.exe file (ax = Active X).
 

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