WIll Flash 5.0 run on XP?

Posted on 2007-04-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I'd like to buy Flash but can't afford the current version.  I see Flash 5.0 on ebay and amazon for good prices.  I've checked around the internet but can't seem to confirm if Flash 5.0 will even run on XP.   Does anyone know for sure if Flash 5.0 will run on XP?  It doesn't include XP as one of the operating systems it runs on but that's probably because it came out before XP.

Thanks for your help.
Question by:alexisbr
LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 18873234
mmmmmmmmm .... i think it will not run
when XP came at 2002 many programs not work with it
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 18873239
Yes it will..just installed it to make sure.

LVL 23

Accepted Solution

Zeffer earned 300 total points
ID: 18873248
just so you know..the version I installed was:  Flash 5.0 r6

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

LVL 37

Expert Comment

ID: 18873258
I'd at least look for Flash 6 if you intend to learn...  ;)


Assisted Solution

cheesygit182 earned 200 total points
ID: 18873441
According to the creators of the software - Macromedia - , yes.
Check out the release notes/system requirements here:

It says quite clearly:
System requirements
133 MHz Intel Pentium processor, Windows 95/98, NT4, 2000, or later


Author Comment

ID: 18873525
Thank you for your answers and your help!  I had looked at the Adobe website but each search I did brought me to info on a later release of Flash.  

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SCCM 2012 - Deploy Flash 16 7,023
Can't see Flash on IE Windows Apps - Windows 8.1 4 400
Stop Ads in Browser Google Chrome 3 546
Include Adobe AIR libraries in Flash Builder 4 131
This article describes a solution to a problem of subloading one movie into another when they have different SWF versions. Sometime back, I was working on an ActionScript project while I came across an interesting fact which I would like to share…
In my long career of working as an actionscript developer, I had spent sleepless night often working hard to solve some small problems which actually took a lot of my development time; later found out the solutions to be a line or two. Here are s…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to how to load their YouTube profile onto Flash Media Live Encoder.
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to select the video input device. Make sure you have an input device that in connected and work and recognized by Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and select it in the “video input” menu.

789 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question