Adobe Shockwave Player Installation Guide

The Adobe Shockwave Player is a web browser add-in to allow additional video or nimation content to be displayed on many web sites.

Installing the latest version of the Shockwave player when a system is being built and set-up is preferable to the end user of the system finding some web sites do not behave or work as expected and possibly having to seek assistance to resolve the issue.


To download and install Shockwave, go to A recent version of the Adobe home page is shown below:

Adobe home page - flash shockwave and reader downloads

Click on the "Download" button or link at the top of the page to see the available downloads:


On the downloads page shown below, click the "Get Adobe Shockwave Player" option under "Readers and Players":

Adobe free software download for acrobat, flash and shockwave


The Adobe shockwave player download page is then displayed as shown below:

Adobe shockwave player download

<Click> the "Agree and Install Now" button.


The "User Account Control" security screen should then be displayed as shown below <Click> "Yes" to proceed:

Adobe shockwave user account control


NOTE: On the next screen, take care to UNTICK the option "Include Google Chrome along with Adobe hockwave Player" as shown below and then <Click> the "Next >" button:

Adobe shockwave - disable google chrome


The Shockwave installer will then download and install the required files and a basic Shockwave animation will display as shown below to confirm the installation has completed and is functioning correctly:

Adobe Shockwave installation complete confirmation

To download other Adobe software such as "Adobe Acrobat Reader", click on the "Download" button at the top of the screen, or close Internet Explorer if finished.