When will the built-in version of Flash be uninstalled by Windows Update?


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kiddingguy

Flash has been discontinued.

There is a way to manually uninstall this from within Windows.

 

Will this be done automatically by Microsoft on a Patch Tuesday (maybe February?!) Or do you need to do this by yourself?

And if so, which version from the Microsoft Update Catalog to pick for the Windows 10 20H2 update? 

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kiddingguy
17 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

no date has been announced as far as I'm aware yet on when MS will push the KB automatically to remove flash from everyone. right now it's just an Optional KB update like you mentioned

 

https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-manual-update-packages-for-removing-adobe-flash-from-windows

Is it recommended to uninstall now? Or just wait until it’s done in Microsoft’s monthly update cycle?

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Brandon H
Just now, kiddingguy said:

Is it recommended to uninstall now? Or just wait until it’s done in Microsoft’s monthly update cycle?

recommended to just do it now; the time bomb is already in effect so the plugin will refuse to play anything now anyway.

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kiddingguy
3 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

recommended to just do it now; the time bomb is already in effect so the plugin will refuse to play anything now anyway.

Thx.

For the 20H2 version can I use the 'Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based systems (KB4577586)' package? Because 20H2 is not listed....

Products are namely "Windows 10, version 1903 and later"

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8 hours ago, kiddingguy said:

and later

Which would include 20h2 would it not ;)  its later than 1903..

 

But maybe not.. I just running it on 20h2 and got this

 

maybenot.png.1c8ae5f14a07ae5944cc9658cf1018dc.png

 

I never installed flash on this system - so maybe that is why?

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kiddingguy
1 hour ago, BudMan said:

Which would include 20h2 would it not ;)  its later than 1903..

 

But maybe not.. I just running it on 20h2 and got this

 

maybenot.png.1c8ae5f14a07ae5944cc9658cf1018dc.png

 

I never installed flash on this system - so maybe that is why?

(Y)

It's stated on the page "This update only removes Adobe Flash Player that was installed by your version of Windows."

I thought that Windows 10 also had some 'own' built-in version of Flash - besides the Adobe one...

 

Anyways, uninstalled my version. On to a Flash-free life :cool:

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kiddingguy
1 hour ago, BudMan said:

Which would include 20h2 would it not ;)  its later than 1903..

Mostly all W10 versions are listed; 1507, 1607, 1707, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004

So I was wondering why 20H2 is not listed as well.... that's all :huh:

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They don't list 1909 or 2004 as specific downloads either..  My guess would be that something is common for removal from 1903 and later.. ;)

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4 hours ago, BudMan said:

They don't list 1909 or 2004 as specific downloads either..  My guess would be that something is common for removal from 1903 and later.. ;)

Guess so too. Filesize is the same. And I think the removal locations as well on various build versions.

Anyways... it's done. Bye bye Flash! :p

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