Download Adobe Flash Player into Firefox

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L. - Updated on Nov 27, 2018 at 11:19 AM
 gracie - Sep 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM
I am using Vista and cannot download Adobe Flash Player. I need to use it with Mozilla Firefox. I have read the download instructions at get.adobe.com. The download doesn't start automatically, so I click the provided link, as instructed. Apparently, I am supposed to be given the option to "run" or "save" and then click "run." However, I am only given the option to "save" or "cancel." I choose "save." Then, another box opens up and I click on "install_flash_player.exe" I then get a message that this is an executable file which may contain viruses. I choose "ok" and "continue." Finally, I get a message saying that Firefox must be closed before Adobe Flash Player plugin can be installed. I close Firefox and all other programs, yet this message continues to be displayed.

I have Flash Player on my IE browser, but need Firefox for work. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
System Configuration: Windows Vista
Internet Explorer 7.0

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Hi guys,

i know many still having the problem of installing flash into firefox (problem: close firefox before proceeding)

try this method instead if you are really desperate. (installing the plugin manually)

The link addresses a different problem but coincidently solved this problem as well

Step 1: download this file
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/xpi/current/flashplayer-win.xpi

Step 2: Rename the file to flashplayer-win.zip

Step 3: open up the zip file

Step 4: copy 2 files flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll

Step 5: go to explorer and navigate yourway to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins

Step 6: paste the flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll files into that directory

Done: Restart your firefox and it will work!

Credit due to author of link below. i basically searched for manual installation plug-in rather than try to fix the installer problem.
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When I clicked on the link it would not allow me to download it, its said the script was invalid? help what do I do now?
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I GOT A HEADACHE TRYING TO FIGURE THE SHIT OUT...SO REALLY THANKS A TON
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Jamestown1771 - Thank you so very, very, very, very, very, very, very much for sharing. I tried a gazillion times and this was so easy (but not intuitive). Keep on sharing!
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nice one that worked a treat
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thnx
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