Help! Need "old" Flash add-on / plugin (as well as Java)

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Robert Baer, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Need version 9.0 at newest; Win2K seems to not support anything
    newer, probably the newer junk is 64-bit.
    Ditto for needing an older version of Java.
    Robert Baer, Oct 25, 2012
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    Paul Guest

    Archived Flash installers are here. The installer is for developers,
    and contains both regular and debug modules. You unzip the contents
    (using 7ZIP) and in the regular install section, there would be one
    file used for IE installation (ActiveX or .ax) while the other
    installer is for the Netscape/Seamonkey/Firefox family.

    "Flash Player * Windows 2000"

    Java has an archive as well. Click the "SE 6" button and you'll find
    older releases like 6U22.

    The regular Java download page, installation instructions, mention Win2K.
    So maybe even the latest SE 7 works ? Sometimes those instruction
    pages tell a lie, and in fact a stated OS doesn't work. The installer
    will "deny" if necessary. You can work your way through the archived
    versions until you find a good one.

    Paul, Oct 25, 2012
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  3. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Thanks. got the Flash; Oracle barfed on sign-up said to try later.
    Robert Baer, Oct 25, 2012
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    Paul Guest

    The 6U37 one is not blocked. The others have what is considered to be
    "security issues". But that's true all the time anyway :-(

    Windows x86 Offline 16.19 MB jre-6u37-windows-i586.exe

    You can also try the 7U9 one.

    Windows x86 Offline 29.72 MB jre-7u9-windows-i586.exe


    According to this, 6u27 is the last one for Win2K.

    Java 6 Update 27 (16.33 MB)

    Now, I happen to have that one.

    jre-6u27-windows-i586-s.exe 17,127,200 bytes
    MD5sum = e0487ae4e30d9f7fa82e3e6196ac70f8

    I think to date, the four I have on disk here, have come
    from Oracle or Sun. So if you want to try the oldapp download
    site, you can compute the MD5sum and see if it matches
    mine. If it does, chances are it's legit (or, at least
    "as delivered by Sun").

    Paul, Oct 26, 2012
  5. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Weird..was not asked for username / password.
    Downloaded jre-6u37-windows-i586.exe and ran error 1723 DLL
    required to install could not be run.
    Next error message said Java 6 update 37 could not be completely

    Well, i am going to act foolish and stop at that; will re-try
    something else if i am pushed or really need it.

    Thanks for the help. The Flash player 10.1.102 etc works very nicely.
    Hopefully i will not get an occasional "nag" for updating (which
    happened before).
    Robert Baer, Oct 26, 2012
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