Microsoft has confirmed that Adobe-Flash Adobe-Plug will be completely removed from the Windows 10 operating system in the next few months.
In an update blog post, Microsoft says that a mandatory update coming in July will remove all traces of software that once fell far below the World Wide Web.
Microsoft says that KB4577586 “Update to remove Adobe Flash Player” will be part of the preview update for Windows 10, version 1809. It comes in June. In July, that update will roll out across all versions of the operating system.
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The company also said that all hardware running Windows 10 version 21 H1 or later will have Flash removed by default.
The firm said: “As of July 2021, KB4577586” will be included in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10, “update to remove Adobe Flash Player, version 1607 and Windows 10, version 1507. KB will also be included.” Monthly rollup and security updates only for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard. “
Flash’s long overdue death comes after it was purged from almost all major web browsers. For example, it disappeared from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer in late 2020. Microsoft itself announced plans to phase back in 2017 in a technical way. Adobe itself is also working on reducing the software’s presence.
There will be some people who miss the software, especially as it is a way to play some old games that have been converted to or in the form of flash files. If you’re feeling like taking a step back into a decidedly less enjoyable web experience, there are a few emulators that can help with this by restoring Flash compatibility.
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