How do I get Flash Player 10 (on Firefox) without installing the Adobe Download Manager?
The important bit is to not allow the download manager (Adobe DLM) to run, but instead click the link where it says 'If it does not start, click here to download'.
*Note: Just add _ax to the file name and it will download the activex version for Internet Explorer.
Version 10.1: Direct download here
You need to shut down IE and/or FF, etc. when you install it. In my case I had to reboot for changes to take effect.
I think you have to use the DLM, but make sure you are still running firefox, wait for it to download. When you are asked t close firefox, search on your computer for recently changed files (name may be different): install_flash_player_64bit.exe (it's in a temp folder). Copy this to a different directory. You now have a standalone installer file. I tried opening the DLM installer w/ 7zip, but the contents are encrypted, so this was the easiest way.
Here is the blog that explains very well how to install correct version of Flash for IE or Firefox:
It seems that those sneaky direct download links are simply at the very bottom of the general "installation problems" Help page
protected by Jeff Atwood Jun 24 '10 at 2:15
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