Installing Flash 11 on Windows 2000 (no hacks required)

October 30, 2012 at 12:13:57
Specs: Windows 2000, 2.665 GHz / 1535 MB
Adobe has stated that Adobe Flash Player 10 1 102 64 is the final version officially supported on Windows 2000.

However, there is nothing that keeps Adobe Flash Player 11 1 102 55 from installing on Windows 2000. There may be workarounds for later versions of Flash 11 but they are not known or haven't been publicized at this time.

Much web content today requires Flash 11 for the optimal browsing experience.

You can find these archived version on Adobe's website: Flash Player Help /
Archived Flash Player versions
, or in my Windows 2000 Internet Explorer/non-Internet Explorer flash directories.

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October 31, 2012 at 05:39:50
"Much web content today requires Flash 11 for the optimal browsing experience

True, but if you also want the optimal Windows experience you should have ditched the ancient Windows 2K years ago.

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October 31, 2012 at 10:28:06
I was referring to the optimal *browsing* experience, not optimal Windows experience.

Web browsing these days is independent of the operating system as long as you have a relatively modern browser.

This isn't the 90's where two companies dominate the browser market.

There's a reason XP is still very popular. In such a challenging economy many of these people are (wisely) not going to buy a new computer or OS when the current version of every major browser other than IE will run just fine on XP.

Heck throw Kernel EX + Flash and Firefox or Opera on Windows 98 and you're good to go. Not bad for an almost 15-year old OS.

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November 1, 2012 at 10:02:11
Adobe is simply stating they will not support 11 on Win2000. Considering the number of weekly flash updates you may have security exposure when running with Flash 11 on W2k.

The key word you posted is OFFICIALLY.

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November 14, 2012 at 04:54:13

I've been followin' Tom's w2k forum and saw this. I also run w2k kernel build 5.0.2195.7111 sp4 and unofficial sp5. I want to install flash player, I did, and KuWHAMM, sys went down. Got it runnin' again, thats what I'm using now. Digging into the sites archives I found what is supposed to be the non-ie flash that is supported-10_1r102_64. What concerns me is the ##_#####_64 extension at the end. Will that load or does the _64 mean for the 64 bit ver. of w2k. I'm running w2k 32 bit. thanks for any advice...horatio

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February 6, 2013 at 12:14:13
Windows 2000 MacroMedia Flashplayer update instructions

1st make copies of your files in case you make errors.
No need to say you are on your own here but hard to fail.

In Flash player installer file (i renamed to) flash_player11.5.502.146.exe
change the following text (use search text case unsensitive) with a hex editor
like XVI32 or HxD: SetDllDirectory -> GetModuleHandleW (only 1 entry)
- Save file

Do the same thing (just 1 entry) for the Uninstaller to work:
- Save file

Change 2 entries in:
GetNativeSystemInfo -> GetSystemInfo

Start typing at the beginning of GetNativeSystemInfo, change Native to
SystemInfo, go to left side of editor with [Tab] and zero out (use 00)
the remaining 6 characters.
- Save file

In C:\[W2Kfolder]\system32\macromed\Flash\mm.cfg
Disable auto-update if you have not done so in the installation.
Change the contents and save the file.


If you want to be sure no updating is done, rename the updater file to:

Download uxtheme to make Flash player Control panel button work.
Extract the two files to the system32 folder.

Videos on Fb and Youtube work in fullscreen. Yeah!
Bigi brada

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February 11, 2013 at 08:34:41
Horatio, (also 10,1,102,64) is simply the version number, has nothing to do with 64-bit.

There never was a 64-bit version of Windows 2000. However, Physical Address Extension (PAE) enabled Windows 2000 Advanced and Windows 2000 Datacenter to utilize more than 4GB RAM.

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