Guide to Installing Adobe Flash Player

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Installing Adobe Flash Player 11 on Your Computer

FarmVille 2 uses the latest technology from Adobe Flash to give you a great game experience in your web browser! In order to play FarmVille 2, your computer needs to have Adobe Flash Player 11 (or higher) installed.

If you have upgraded Flash recently, you may already be set and ready to play FarmVille 2. This guide will help you find out what version of Flash you have installed, and help you install or upgrade it if you need to!

How do I know what version of Flash I have?

If you aren’t sure what version of Flash you have on your computer, it’s easy to find out! Just click the link below and you will be taken to the Adobe Flash Player website, and told what version you have:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html

This page will tell you many things about Flash on your computer. Two matter most in order to play FarmVille 2. Checking to see if Flash is installed on your computer, and learning what version you have installed.

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No matter what Internet browser you are using, you should see something similar to the image above. The first section tells you if Flash is installed. If it is, you will see text and a red ball moving back and forth. If it’s not, you will see information telling you so and can move on to the next section of this guide to learn how to install Adobe Flash Player.

If Flash is installed, you can find out which version by looking further down the page at the second section. There is a small box with a few lines of information in it. What you are looking for is a line that looks like this:

“Your Flash Player Version: 11.4.402.265”

As long as the version starts with ’11’ you are set and ready to play FarmVille 2! If it’s not, please go to the next section and learn how to upgrade to Flash 11 in multiple Internet browsers.

Need to Install or Upgrade? Here is How, Based on Browser.

Installing or upgrading Flash is very similar for most Internet Browsers. You will need to download the program, and then run it for the install or upgrade to happen. Because each Internet browser handles downloading programs differently, we have a few examples to help you understand what to expect.

You do not have to install Adobe Flash in every Internet browser to have it work on your computer. If you install it on one browser, it will work for all of them. The only exception to this is the Google Chrome browser (see notes on Google Chrome below to learn more).

To install or upgrade, pick the Internet browser you would like to use below, and click on the appropriate link. This will take you to a guide for installing or upgrading Flash that is specific to that browser!

Installing Adobe Flash 11 in Internet Browsers

Google Chrome

If you use Google Chrome there is good news, Chrome updates Flash automatically, so you don’t need to install it separately!

NOTE: If the version of Flash for Google Chrome is not up to Flash 11 (or higher) on your computer, you may need to install Flash 11 via one of the other Internet browsers.

Installing or Upgrading Flash Player for Firefox

If you need to install or upgrade Adobe Flash Player for Firefox, this guide will help! Just follow these step by step instructions to download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player.

STEP ONE: Download the Adobe Flash Player Installer

Click this link to go to the Adobe website: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Click the ‘Download Now’ button

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STEP TWO: Save the Flash Installer

After clicking ‘Download Now’ Firefox will ask you if you want to save the file to your computer or not. Click ‘Save File’ to save it to your computer and proceed with the installation.

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STEP THREE: Open the Completed Download

The installer for Adobe Flash Player will now be downloaded to your computer. When the download is complete, double click on the file in your ‘Downloads’ window to open it and start the installation process.

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STEP FOUR: Run the Installation File

After double clicking the installer file in the ‘Downloads’ window, a new window will open and ask you to confirm that you want to run the file and install the Adobe Flash Player. Click on the ‘Run’ button in this window to proceed with the installation.

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STEP FIVE: (Windows Only) Grant Permission to Install

Many versions of Windows will have an additional step where Windows ‘User Account Control’ will ask if you would like to allow the Adobe Flash Player Installer to go ahead with the installation. Click the ‘Yes’ button on this window and the install will begin!

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NOTE: If you do not see this window, it’s OK. Just move on to the next step in this guide!

STEP SIX: Preparing for the Install

The Adobe Flash Installer now has all the permissions that it needs to continue with the installation. The next thing you will see is the Adobe Flash Player Installer. This is a special installation window from Adobe that will tell you what’s happening through the course of the installation.

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The first thing that will happen is the installer will get itself ready to perform the actual install. You won’t have to do anything at this step, other than give the installer time to get everything it needs to get ready.

STEP SEVEN: Select Update Preferences

After the installer is ready to go, you will be asked to select your Flash Player Preferences and see the window below:

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On this step you can tell Adobe how you want to keep the Flash Player updated. You can choose from the following options:

·         Allow Adobe to install updates
·         Notify me to install updates
·         Never check for updates

If you select the first choice, Adobe will detect future updates and install them automatically for you. If you select the second choice, Adobe will tell you when there are new Flash Player updates so you can install them when you are ready. If you select the third choice, Adobe won’t check for new updates at all.

Make the selection that works best for your preferences and click the ‘Next’ button near the lower right corner of this window.

STEP EIGHT: Downloading Files & Installing Adobe Flash Player

The Adobe Flash Player Installer will now download any files necessary for the install and install Flash 11 on your computer. Once everything is all set you will see a window telling you its complete!

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Once you see this window, you can click the ‘Finish’ button near the lower right corner of the window to exit the installer.

STEP NINE: Confirming the Flash Player 11 Installation

After everything is complete and ready, your Internet browser will open to an Adobe page and confirm that it was a success.

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Once you see this window, you are ready to go! You can close the Internet browser for Adobe Flash Player and load FarmVille 2 and begin playing!


Installing or Upgrading Flash Player for Internet Explorer

If you need to install or upgrade Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer, this guide will help! Just follow these step by step instructions to download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player.

STEP ONE: Download the Adobe Flash Player Installer

Click this link to go to the Adobe website: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Click the ‘Download Now’ button

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STEP TWO: Run the Flash Installer

After clicking ‘Download Now’ Internet Explorer will ask you if you want to run or save the file to your computer or not.

Click ‘Run’ to proceed with the installation.

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STEP THREE: (Windows Only) Grant Permission to Install
Many versions of Windows will have an additional step where Windows ‘User Account Control’ will ask if you would like to allow the Adobe Flash Player Installer to go ahead with the installation. Click the ‘Yes’ button on this window
and the install will begin!

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NOTE: If you do not see this window, it’s OK. Just move on to the next step in this guide!

STEP Four: Preparing for the Install

The Adobe Flash Installer now has all the permissions that it needs to continue with the installation. The next thing you will see is the Adobe Flash Player Installer. This is a special installation window from Adobe that will tell you what’s happening through the course of the installation.

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The first thing that will happen is the installer will get itself ready to perform the actual install. You won’t have to do anything at this step, other than give the installer time to get everything it needs to get ready.
STEP Five: Select Update Preferences

After the installer is ready to go, you will be asked to select your Flash Player Preferences and see the window below:

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On this step you can tell Adobe how you want to keep the Flash Player updated. You can choose from the following options:

·         Allow Adobe to install updates
·         Notify me to install updates
·         Never check for updates

If you select the first choice, Adobe will detect future updates and install them automatically for you. If you select the second choice, Adobe will tell you when there are new Flash Player updates so you can install them when you are
ready. If you select the third choice, Adobe won’t check for new updates at all.

Make the selection that works best for your preferences and click the ‘Next’ button near the lower right corner of this window.

STEP Six: Downloading Files & Installing Adobe Flash Player

The Adobe Flash Player Installer will now download any files necessary for the install and install Flash 11 on your computer. Once everything is all set you will see a window telling you it's complete!

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Once you see this window, you can click the ‘Finish’ button near the lower right corner of the window to exit the installer.

STEP Seven: Confirming the Flash Player 11 Installation

After everything is complete and ready, your Internet browser will open to an Adobe page and confirm that it was a success.

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Once you see this window, you are ready to go! You can close the Internet browser for Adobe Flash Player and load FarmVille 2 and begin playing!


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