Thursday, September 23

Windows 10 Completely Ending Adobe Flash Support This Summer

Microsoft has announced that ongoing support for Adobe Flash will end completely this summer, by posting a new post on the Windows Blog. With the Windows 10 21H1 update, Flash says goodbye to Windows computers.

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based launcher that enables content and videos to be viewed on a variety of screens and browsers.

Adobe Flash, one of the most iconic pieces of the digital world, has faced some of the most concrete sanctions to be removed from our lives last year. First, popular web browsers announced that they would cut support for Flash, then Adobe, its developer, announced that it would unplug Flash.

Now, Windows, the most popular desktop operating system, is preparing to end support for Flash. According to Microsoft’s official Windows Blog, Adobe Flash will lose support on the Windows side as of this summer and will be one step closer to being forgotten.

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The beginning of the end in Windows for Adobe Flash will be June. With the KB4577586 update to be released in June, Windows 10 versions 1809 and above will officially lose support for Adobe Flash. In July, the KB4577586 update will end Flash support for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, as well as 1607 and 1507 versions.

Microsoft underlines that Flash will be removed from your computer when you update the operating system to Windows 10 21H1 or later. Thus, the “death” of Flash, which was first announced in July 2017, will be complete for Windows by July 2021.