How to Get Adobe Flash for 64-Bit Browsers

by Joshua Phillips

Using a 64-bit Web browser can offer a speed increase when browsing the Internet along with increased compatibility with computers that have large amounts of RAM. Some browsers, such as Safari and Opera, only offer 64-bit versions, others such as Firefox only offer them as developmental builds while some browsers, such as Chrome, do not offer a 64-bit version at all. Internet Explorer is one of the few browsers to offer both 32- and 64-bit browsers simultaneously. If you are switching from a 32-bit browser to any 64-bit browser, it is important to download the 64-bit Flash player to ensure compatibility between your 64-bit browser and the Flash player.


Launch your 64-bit Internet browser.


Navigate to the download page for Adobe Flash player (see Resources) to start the download. The Adobe Flash website automatically detects the browser you are using, including whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit, and automatically selects the correct Flash player version for you. Since you are using a 64-bit browser, you will automatically download the 64-bit Flash player.


Select a location on your hard drive to save the download to.


Double-click the installation file to begin installing Adobe Flash. Follow the prompts on-screen to install the 64-bit version of Adobe Flash.


Open your Web browser once the download is complete. Navigate to Adobe's "Find Version" website (see Resources) to verify that the proper version of Adobe Flash is installed.


  • check The 64-bit Flash installer also installs the 32-bit Flash player simultaneously at the time of installation.
  • check If you are receiving a "Failed to Initialize" error, update or turn off your anti-virus software and reinstall Flash again.
  • check If you are experiencing other issues or errors downloading or installing Flash player, ensure all other programs are closed, that you are the administrator of the computer and that your computer has enough virtual memory to install Flash.

About the Author

Joshua Phillips has done it all when it comes to video games: strategy guides, previews, reviews, in-depth interviews with developers and extensive public relations work. He has written for websites such as Hardcore Gaming 101 and MyInsideGamer.

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