Update for the removal of Adobe Flash Player: October 27, 2020

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1909, all editionsWindows 10, version 1903, all editionsWindows Server 2019, all editions


This update removes Adobe Flash Player that is installed on any of the Windows operating systems that are listed in the "Applies to" section. After you apply this update, it cannot be uninstalled.
Note If you must use Adobe Flash Player again on your device after this update has been installed, use one of the following methods:
  • Method 1: Reset your device to an earlier system restore point. This feature must be explicitly enabled and a system restore point must have been created on your Windows device before you apply this update.

    For more information about system restore point, see Back up and restore your PC.
  • Method 2: Reinstall your Windows operating system, but do not apply this update.

Known issues in this update

We are currently not aware of any issues in this update.

How to obtain and install the update

Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Windows Server Update Service

This update is currently not available in Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). It will be made available in early 2021.

Note You can import this update into WSUS manually. See The Microsoft Update Catalog Site topic on the Microsoft Docs website for instructions.


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