July 2021 Updates Removing Flash - Question

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I posted this on the Windows 8 Forum, but I'm hopeful there might be more traction here.

I'm hoping that someone has a clever way of retaining Flash on a Windows 8x system, even after the update has been installed. I play locally installed self-executable Flash games like YetiSports, and I wish to keep using them on Windows 8.

If anyone has ideas, please share.

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If you install it shouldn't it stay on?
 

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KB4577586 only removes Flash that was installed by Windows. If you install Flash manually it should not be removed

Also Portable Adobe Flash Player

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Hi Guy.

My understanding is that the update also places a registry key in that prohibits new installations of Flash, of any kind. The portable idea sounds good though.
 

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  • This update only removes Adobe Flash Player that was installed by your version of Windows. If you installed Adobe Flash Player manually from another source, it will not be removed. For more information about how to remove Adobe Flash Player, see the Uninstall Flash Player | Windows topic on the Adobe website.

IssueResolution
When this update is applied, registry settings for the third-party provided version of Adobe Flash Player may be removed.To resolve this issue, reinstall the third-party version.


In October, we reported that Microsoft had released the KB4577586 optional update to remove the embedded 32-bit Flash Player from Windows and prevent it from being installed again.


The update will remove Flash from the operating system, but only Flash made available by Microsoft. Flash installed through third-party applications, e.g. a browser that comes with a Flash component, is not removed by the update. Put simply, any Flash version that has been installed manually by the user, e.g. through the installation of Flash or a program that comes with a Flash component, is not affected by the update.

Adobe included a kill-switch in recent versions of Flash that prevent Flash content from being executed. Users who need to access Flash content may want to check out the Flash emulator ruffle instead.





I honestly don't know if that will work for your purposes

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Jody Thornton

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Thank you for a very comprehensive reply Guy :)
See? This is what I wished you got from the Windows 8 Forum.
 

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