Windows 10 replace removes Adobe Flash and prevents it from being reinstalled

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Windows 10 update removes Adobe Flash and prevents it from being reinstalled
Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 replace that removes the Adobe Flash and prevents it from being re-installed. This doesn’t come as a shock as Microsoft had already introduced in September 2020 that an “elective” replace coming this fall will uninstall Adobe Flash Player and stop it from getting put in once more on the identical machine. So, Microsoft is simply paving the best way for the eventual dying of the app that’s set to occur in 2021.

Microsoft reiterates that Flash Player will exit of assist on December 31, 2020, and introduced that it has launched the elimination replace upfront of the tip of assist to assist clients “test and validate their environments for any impact that might occur by the removal.”

Note that that is an elective replace and may solely be downloaded by way of Microsoft Catalog. According to Bleeping Computer, the replace KB4657786 presently solely removes the Flash model bundled into Windows 10 and never any standalone variations you’ve put in into Windows 10. Also, the Adobe Flash Player element constructed into Microsoft Edge and different browsers are additionally not eliminated.

If you continue to want to use Adobe Flash Player once more in your machine after this replace has been put in then Microsoft has a few strategies as suggestions. You might want to reset your Windows machine to an earlier system restore level. “This feature must be explicitly enabled and a system restores point must have been created on your Windows device before you apply this update.” The second technique is, reinstall your Windows OS and don’t apply this new Catalog replace.

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