Gandalf_The_Grey

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Back in 2017, Adobe announced that it will be killing Flash player by the end of 2020. In keeping with this plan, Microsoft today mentioned again that it is ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (both the new Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020.

After the end of support, you will no longer receive Security Update for Adobe Flash Player” from Microsoft that applies to Microsoft Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer 11. Also, after January 2021, Microsoft will disable Adobe Flash Player by default and all versions older than KB4561600 released in June 2020 will be blocked.

You can read in detail about Microsoft’s plan for Adobe Flash end of support from the source link below.

Source: Microsoft
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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From Windows Latest a more clear timeline:
Here’s the timeline of the upcoming changes to Adobe Flash Player:
  • By the end of 2020, Microsoft will end support for Flash Player on Edge (both the new and old versions) and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Flash Player will be removed from the Chromium Edge by January 2021.
  • In the fall of 2020, Microsoft will publish “Update for removal of Adobe Flash Player” for those who want it.
  • In 2021, Microsoft will begin rolling out the optional update to remove the Flash Player from the OS.
  • By the summer of 2021, Microsoft says it will remove all the APIs, group policies and user interfaces from Edge (legacy) and IE 11 for the Flash Player.
 

Bonorex

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For older business software and mom and pop stores use it I suppose. And some business can not afford to upgrade to 10 perhaps?
Yes, I know. There is nothing wrong with IE in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. So anyone having software in WIndows 7 or 8.1 is covered. But you know, even in those OS, there are web pages that won't load, because the browser is too old.
Since all the companies should have adopted by now Windows 10, why should Microsoft continue maintaining this dinosaur. Couldn't they make Edge compatible with IE ?
It seems really funny to me, when some modern software after installation asks me, if I want to make IE my default browser :).
But you never know, maybe after Edge Chromium, Microsoft is planning a surprise for us in the year 2021....IE Chromium 12 ? Now that would really shake the world of browsers.:)
 

security123

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Couldn't they make Edge compatible with IE ?
It seems really funny to me, when some modern software after installation asks me, if I want to make IE my default browser :).
But you never know, maybe after Edge Chromium, Microsoft is planning a surprise for us in the year 2021....IE Chromium 12 ? Now that would really shake the world of browsers.:)
It already exist a IE compatibility mode which is designed for companies. Enduser should avoid using it, like old Edge and IE.

IE and old Edge are dead and lack many security features. With 20H2 the next step moving to Chromium-Edge is finished.
 
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