6 ways in which Adobe Flash Player can be updated is :
- VERIFY THAT YOU NEED AN UPDATE – If you do not know for certain whether or not your version of Adobe Flash is up to date, check it by visiting the “Find Version” page on the Adobe site. This page will automatically tell you which version you have and whether or not it needs an update.
- CLOSE ALL OPEN APPLICATIONS – Close all open windows and applications to prevent anything from interfering with the download and installation processes. The only window you should have open right now is your Internet browser, and you should not have any tabs open within the browser other than the tab used to download the installation file. You might be able to get away with keeping other applications, folders, and files open, but since the installation process will be making a few changes to your computer, it is always recommended that you close out of everything not needed to complete the process to avoid any loss of information or installation errors.
- DOWNLOAD THE MOST RECENT VERSION – Go to the Adobe Flash Player download page to download the most updated version of Flash for your computer.
Access the page at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
Choose your operating system and and the version of Flash you want to download for your machine from the corresponding drop-down menus on the page.
Click on the “Download Now” button to begin the download.
- OPEN THE INSTALLER AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS – After the installer downloads, it might open automatically. If it does not, navigate to the location of the downloaded installer file on your computer and double-click the file to start the installer. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
- CHECK YOUR VERSION AGAIN – Once the process completes itself, you should restart your browser by closing out of it and opening it back up again. You can check your version to verify that the update took hold by visiting the same “Find Version” page listed earlier in these instructions.
- DELETE ANY REMAINING FLASH FILES – Unless you are using Windows 8 or 8.1, there are a few files and folders that you will need to delete manually.