Windows 10 Finally Says Goodbye To Flash

James J. Davis
2 min readMay 4, 2021

Microsoft continues to gradually get rid of Flash Player from all versions of its operating system Windows 10.

In February, the company released a separate optional update that removes Flash Player from the system.

Still, for some users, it was not installed at all optional and automatically.

But many users still have Flash Player on their system.

On April 27, Microsoft changed its original announcement about Adobe Flash Player. It is now reported that “removes Flash Player updates” will become part of the general optional cumulative Windows 10 updates in June.

However, if users miss these optional system updates, “removes Flash Player” will catch up with it as part of the mandatory traditional monthly “Patch Tuesday” update for the Windows 10 operating system in July.

In addition, Flash Player is not included in the next major OS update, the Windows 10 21H1 or May 2021 Update.

It has not yet been released but is expected in the coming weeks. If a user installs the Windows 10 21H1 version on their PC, Flash Player will automatically stop working.

To recap, Flash Player has been part of the Windows system for more than a decade.

Adobe recognized the technology as obsolete back in 2017 and announced its decision to stop supporting Flash Player in December 2020.

On January 12, 2021, Adobe began blocking Flash content from playing in Flash Player, so users cannot now access it.