How to Enable Flash Player in Internet Explorer

By Shawn Farner

Adobe Flash is a technology that allows developers to create animations and applications for the Internet. Flash only works in Web browsers with a plugin and, unfortunately, this plugin does not come standard in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser. To enable the Flash Player for Internet Explorer, you need to install the plugin, which only takes a few steps.

Open the Internet Explorer Web browser.

Navigate to the Adobe Flash Player download page at

Click the "Download Now" button. Click the drop-down warning at the top of the page and select "Install This Add-on for All Users on This Computer."

Choose "Yes" when the User Account Control box pops up.

Check the "Agreement" box and click "Install" when the Adobe Flash Player Installer appears, then click "Done" when the installation completes. Flash Player is now enabled for the Internet Explorer Web browser.