Microsoft to put the nail on the coffin as it officially drops Flash support this July

Microsoft recently posted an update on its blog to finally remove Adobe Flash on Windows computers through an upcoming update. The update, named “KB4577586” is also known as “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player”.

As you may have heard, Adobe dropped support for Flash last December 2020 and encouraged everyone to switch to HTML5 as it was more secure. Moreover, the company also encouraged users to remove flash from computers (if not, the installer will keep on nagging you to remove the software on their PCs). From then, there is still limited support from Microsoft. In early January, Edge dropped support for Adobe Flash, and other browsers followed suit.

“Starting in June 2021, the KB4577586 “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player” will be included in the Preview Update for Windows 10, version 1809 and above platforms. It will also be included in every subsequent Latest Cumulative Update.” Microsoft said in their blog.

The update will also be included in the July 2021 cumulative update and will be included in Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, Embedded 8 Standard and 10. This version of Windows is officially called “21H1”.

Adobe Flash was used to run many of our childhood browser games and animations, including from popular websites like AddictingGames, ArmorGames and Kongregate. Since the shutdown, the Internet Archives offer a backup of many of the memorable flash games and animations for others to play around with, as it is an important landmark in internet history.

In addition, there is also a free, but very large (requiring at least 500GB of space for every flash game they have archived) software called Flashpoint. You can download the software through this link. If you cannot download the Ultimate version, there is a smaller, yet more limited edition of Flashpoint called Flashpoint Infinity.

Source: Windows Blog