In a latest official announcement, Microsoft has confirm to stop support for Adobe Flash fully for Windows 10. The Tech giant has officially announce to completely end support for Adobe Flash in this summer. In the company’s official blog post, Microsoft posts that the company will remove Flash component. The Adobe Flash component will be removed from the Windows completely via KB4577586 Update. This will be the update for complete removal of Adobe Flash.
Since the introduction of Edge browser, Microsoft has been removing Flash components from the Windows. This removal process has been taking place from last few years. In the blog post, Microsoft further adds detail about the Windows 10 update. In the Windows 10 update, Removal of Adobe Flash Player will become mandatory starting this July.
Microsoft Adobe Flash end of life:
Beginning from June 2021, Microsoft will include the KB4577586 Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player. This update is accompanied by the Preview Update for Windows 10. The Windows Preview Update version 1809 and above with get this additional Removal of Adobe Flash Player update. The company further notes that this update will also be include in every subsequent Latest Cumulative Update.
To recall, In July 2017, Microsoft, along with Adobe and their industry technology partners made an official announcement. The tech giant announce that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. The decision to end support for Flash Player comes live from Adobe due to the diminished usage of the technology. It is also because of the availability of better, more secure options such as HTML5, WebGL, and Web Assembly.
End of Support for Adobe Flash for Windows 10:
Therefore, once a Windows user updates his device with Windows 10 Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player, then the Adobe Flash will be permanently removed from their system. The tech giant also confirms that the Windows 10 version 21H1 update will also remove the Adobe Flash software. This update is likely to start roll out in this month only. In the blog post, the company mentions that When the user update Windows to version 21H1 or later, Adobe Flash will automatically get removed.
Also, as mentioned above users can also remove Adobe Flash anytime by deploying KB4577586 update. Microsoft has officially announce that the update for removal of Adobe Flash will also be available for older Operating System. These Operating system includes Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. Also Read: New Windows 10 to ease wireless audio streaming with latest update