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    Microsoft Edge Adobe Flash Player - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    Microsoft Edge Adobe Flash Player - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    How to Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

    Adobe Flash Player is integrated with Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, and is updated via Windows Update.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable using Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, Microsoft Edge will now block untrusted Flash content by default until the user explicitly chooses to play it. This means better security, stability, and performance for you, while preserving the option to run Flash when you choose.
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    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge Settings
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player using a REG file




    EXAMPLE: A Flash video when Adobe Flash Player is disabled in Microsoft Edge
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    Microsoft Edge Adobe Flash Player - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Microsoft Edge Adobe Flash Player - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    To Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge Settings

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the View advanced settings button at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Turn on (default) or off Use Adobe Flash Player for what you want set. (see screenshot below)

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    5. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then refresh your webpage to apply.






    Microsoft Edge Adobe Flash Player - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Microsoft Edge Adobe Flash Player - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
    To Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below make changes to the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Addons
    FlashPlayerEnabled DWORD

    0 = disable
    1 = enable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_Enable_Adobe_Flash_Player.reg

    download


     3. Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Microsoft_Edge_Disable_Adobe_Flash_Player.reg

    download


    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn

  1. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       2015-08-29 #1

    I have disabled Flash in Edge. Since Flash is on it's way out and it's a huge zero-day security risk time after time, I would rather not use it. I have also disabled Flash in Internet Explorer and Chrome. I haven't installed Flash in Firefox.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 14
    10
       2016-03-11 #2

    Is there a way to turn off the nag for sucurity updates for flash player? I never use edge, and don't have flash player on firefox.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,452
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-03-11 #3

    Hello Jona, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Installing all available Windows Updates should sort that.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 14
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       2016-03-11 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Jona, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Installing all available Windows Updates should sort that.
    Thank for the welcome. Several months ago I upgraded from 7 to 10 by doing a fresh install using the ISO from MS, then entering my 7 CoA. I'd read that's an option, and it worked. Right away I disabled flash in edge (then quickly abandoned using edge), and up until now got no nags. Then a few days ago the nags started. Initially I was confused because I don't have flash installed as a stand alone, then learned that flash is built into edge. I was afraid that the nags were some malware. A nasty surprise was the prohibition of using unsigned drivers (USBASP in my case), but I found, probably on this site, a work-around by doing <shift>+<restart>. Another nasty surprise is that my USB-RS232 no longer works properly. PC seems to not wait for a start bit and just reads garbage.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 90
    Windows 10
       2016-07-26 #5

    All settings are correct, verified the Registry setting. Edge still insists I must install flash player. All up to date with Windows Update.

    Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing...
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,452
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-07-27 #6

    Hello Galane,

    As a test, open the Adobe page below in Microsoft Edge to see if the Adobe Flash Player logo animation at the top plays for you. If it does, then you have it enabled in Microsoft Edge.

    Adobe - Flash Player

    If you just see this below without any animation, then it's not enabled.

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  7. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 90
    Windows 10
       2016-07-27 #7

    It IS enabled but it doesn't actually work. The setting is set to enabled and I verified that the Registry setting is correct for it to be enabled - but it does not work.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,452
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-07-27 #8

    If you're sure that you have all updates installed in Windows Update, and Adobe Flash Player didn't work in the test link above, then you might see if resetting Microsoft Edge to default may help.

    Microsoft Edge - Reset to Default in Windows 10

    Be sure to make sure that Adobe Flash Player is turned on in Microsoft Edge afterwards.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 90
    Windows 10
       2016-07-28 #9

    I ran that, launched Edge, verified that Flash was enabled in Advanced settings. Still no working Flash. So I ran the script again and now Edge won't launch.

    Since it doesn't leave the Powershell window open, all I can tell you about that is I saw a bunch of red text.
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