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Can't seem to download Adobe Flash Player. Says need 32-bit browser. Is Firefox 3.6 a 64-bit browser? If so, how can I download Flash Player?

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The message from Adobe says that if you have a 64-bit operating system, you need to have a 32-bit browser to be able to download the latest Flash Player. How do I tell whether the Firefox that I just downloaded on my new computer is 32-bit or 64-bit? If it is 64-bit, how can I change it 32-bit (if that is what I must do)?

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1.Download the Flash setup file from here:
Adobe Flash - Plugin version.
Save it to your Desktop.

2. Close Firefox using File > Exit
then check the Task Manager > Processes tab to make sure firefox.exe is closed,
{XP: Ctrl+Alt+Del, Vista: Shift+Ctrl+ESC = Processes tab}

3. Then run the Flash setup file from your Desktop.

  • On Vista and Windows 7 you may need to run the plugin installer as Administrator by starting the installer via the right-click context menu if you do not get an UAC prompt to ask for permission to continue (i.e nothing seems to happen).

See this:
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm