Windows updating something I don't have?


  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363
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    Windows updating something I don't have?


    Greetings. I hope everyone is safe and healthy.

    A Windows10 Update is ready to reboot. It included this: 2020-06 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4561600). I don't have any Adobe software on my machine at all; I removed Flash from Windows 7 more than a year ago but since then I've installed a new primary hard drive, with Windows 10, so that's not even a factor. I think. I do have my Win7 files on a backup drive and there are some (very) old configuration files there. I guess it's time to get rid of that backup. There could also be something in very old regular backups.

    But, regardless, the question is, if Windows installs a security update for something that's not installed, does it matter? Is there a reason NOT to? Do I have a choice?

    Thanks for the advice.

    -G.

    PS I have no idea how to attach files here; the manager has old files that I can't delete so I don't have room to add. Never mind. Here's a link to my full system specs: http://www.through.net/Specs/2020-0610_win_info.pdf
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    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
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  2. Posts : 61,909
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Gorham,

    Adobe Flash Player is included in Windows 10 by default, and is why you get the security update for it.

    The news article below can help provide more details about this update.

    KB4561600 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 June 9
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  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363
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       #3

    Thanks, Brink.

    I didn't realize that. One wonders why. Anyway, I did search both hard drives and appdata and didn't find any reference to flash. I wonder where they hid it. Anyway, I'll have to assume "they" won't let me uninstall it so I guess I'll trust they're securing it.

    Thanks much.

    -G.
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  4. Posts : 61,909
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Luckily:

    Adobe Flash Player will go out of support by December 31, 2020. For more information, see Adobe Flash end of support on December 31, 2020.
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  5. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363
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    Brink said:


    Luckily:

    Adobe Flash Player will go out of support by December 31, 2020. For more information, see Adobe Flash end of support on December 31, 2020.
    We will bravely assume the Redmond bunch will get right on removing it. Uh... yes?
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  6. Posts : 61,909
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Fingers crossed.
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