installing flash and shockwave

I just sent an email to someone explaining how to install Flash and Shockwave for Mozilla on Windows 98/NT/2000/XP and I figured I should post it so others could benefit from it.

Step 1
Download the Flash installer

Step 2
Download the Shockwave installer

Note: In case you need ones for a different OS, there are lots of options to choose from. If you’re doing this for Mozilla, you want the Netscape Only under Windows for both Flash and Shockwave.

Step 3
Close your browser.
(It might be a good idea to cut and paste this text somewhere so you can still follow the instructions.)

Step 4
Once the installers have downloaded, double click on the Flash installer and
it should display the version of Mozilla that you have installed. Keep hitting “Next” through the menus and voila.

Step 5
With the Shockwave installer you do the same thing, but it will open a browser window to a web site where it downloads the rest of the Shockwave player.

Step 6
To make sure it’s working, you can use the following sites:

Macromedia test page
Mozilla test page


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  1. I really do that is going to be helpful to someone out there.Good thinking !

    Comment by Tammie on July 9, 2002 @ 1:12 am
  2. Oh the incompetence!

    Comment by Cameron on July 9, 2002 @ 9:03 am
  3. I followed your instruction after trying to install flash and shockwave on our laptop that doesnt have internet access, wanted to install it to we could view swf’s locally, anyway thanks for your help. PS if you have a business and want to be listed on my site, you can for free, visit

    Comment by Andy on April 7, 2003 @ 12:42 pm
  4. Thanks so much for posting this, it really helped me.

    Comment by Jess on May 21, 2003 @ 2:10 pm

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