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Flash Player ActiveX

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11/5/2014.

The Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform.


This package is only for Windows XP to Windows 7, because Windows ≥ 8 already contains an integrated Flash Player for Internet Explorer.


The installation of Flash Player ActiveX fails with a 1603 error when Internet Explorer is open.

To install Flash Player ActiveX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install flashplayeractivex --version

To upgrade Flash Player ActiveX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade flashplayeractivex --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'flashplayeractivex'
    $version = ''
    $installArgs = '/quiet /norestart REMOVE_PREVIOUS=YES'
    $url = ''
    $majorVersion = ([version] $version).Major
    $alreadyInstalled = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object {
      $_.Name -eq "Adobe Flash Player $majorVersion ActiveX" -and
      $_.Version -eq $version
    try {
      $allRight = $true
      if ([System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version -ge '6.2') {
        $allRight = $false
        Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $('Your Windows version is not ' +
          'suitable for this package. This package is only for Windows XP to Windows 7')
      if (Get-Process iexplore -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
        $allRight = $false
        Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName 'Internet Explorer is running. ' +
          'The installation will fail an 1603 error. ' +
          'Close Internet Explorer and reinstall this package.'
      if ($alreadyInstalled) {
        $allRight = $false
        Write-Output "Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE $version is already installed."
      if ($allRight) {
        Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName 'msi' $installArgs $url
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated


Release Notes Use Win32_Product for installed version recognition. Note that the actual version of Flash which this package installs is

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Flash Player ActiveX 524472 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 354079 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 244266 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 243945 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 165843 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 72404 Monday, October 16, 2017 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 52895 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 146418 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 142081 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 approved
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