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Windows 8 comes with Flash Player pre-installed. How do I remove it? It does not appear in "Programs and Features".

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why you want to do that? –  Kaveh Mar 1 '13 at 6:15
    
Try the Flash Player uninstaller from helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/… –  Indrek Mar 1 '13 at 6:29
    
This tools uninstall ONLY flash player for Firefox, chrome, Opera , Safari and .... –  Kaveh Mar 1 '13 at 6:46

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Officially this is not supported.

Make a complete Windows Image (recImgexe) first and download the tool win6x_registry_tweak. Now open a cmd prompt with admin rights, in the folder where you stored the Exe, and run this command

install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c Adobe-Flash-For-Windows-Package /r 

This kills the Flash package. After a reboot it is gone.

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Can I assume then there is no "out of the box" way of just removing it? –  Dave Mar 1 '13 at 9:21
    
Thanks @Ramhound for the clarification –  Dave Mar 1 '13 at 14:33
    
@Ramhound if you have no idea, don't reply. This works fine in Windows 8. I've used it to kill Flash and Defender. And yes, Dave MSFT doesn't include an official way, that's why I wrote it is unsupported ;) To customize your Windows, MSFT wants you to buy "Windows Embedded". –  magicandre1981 Mar 1 '13 at 19:59
    
I check the latest files, this month they did it. All former updates where still 11.3. –  magicandre1981 Mar 1 '13 at 20:12

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